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Centro-Matic Packs It In
With a sprawling, sold-out show at the Parish Thursday
"...When Centro-matic formed in Denton in 1996, bandleader Will Johnson didn’t..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Centro-Matic Reviewed
"...Centro-maticLove You Just the Same (Misra) This is it, the..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Wednesday Rewind
NSFW: Centro-matic, White Dress, and Suzanna Choffel
"...our songwriting and the releases that have followed,” wrote Centro-matic's Will Johnson on the still-raging wildfire that destroyed his..."

Sept. 7, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Waking the Dead
Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Centro-matic's Will Johnson find common ground.
"..."Our Baby Daughter." Together, Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Centro-matic's Will Johnson hold court amid the dead in a..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

The Sound and the Fury
Monsters of Folk drummer Will Johnson continues demonstrating monstrous musical and compositional gifts
"...of profound personal insight. Leader of longstanding Texan cells Centro-matic and South San Gabriel, he's amassed a body of..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Centro-matic/South San Gabriel
"...Centro-matic/South San GabrielDual Hawks (Misra)..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Music Review by Melanie Haupt

Field of Dreams
A nine-inning sampler of Johnson's best songs
"..."Mandatory on the Attack," Centro-matic, Redo the Stacks (1997)..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Music Feature


March 17, 2006 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Record Review
"...Centro-maticDistance and Clime (Idol)..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Will Johnson
Texas Platters
"...amazing consistency. Thanks to main man Johnson, Denton/Dallas darlings Centro-matic have established themselves as the state's finest low-to-the-ground indie..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Video: Monahans “It's Enough To Leave You...”
Dimming the aurora
"...Just in time for the Monahans’ show tonight with Centro-matic and Future Clouds & Radar at the Parish, the..."

May 15, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Playback: Will Johnson’s Eternal Newness
"Playback" challenges Will Johnson to a home run derby and uncovers seven things you didn't know about A Giant Dog
"...Lone Star State for fronting beloved indie rock outfit Centro-matic, moonlights as a painter whose primary muses are historical..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Will Johnson’s New Paradigm
Song sage on baseball, house concerts, and wisdom from Neil Young
"...where I was really enjoying the rock shows with Centro-matic and Monsters of Folk, but I also had a..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

"...Centro-maticCandidate Waltz..."

July 1, 2011 Music Review by Austin Powell

Essential LPs
"...Centro-maticLove You Just the Same (2003)..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Music Feature

Will Johnson's Baseball Paintings
Centro-matic frontman is talented painter as well
"...many talents. Known primarily as the driving force behind Centro-matic and South San Gabriel and for having played alongside..."

March 12, 2010 Sports Feature by Mark Fagan

"...Centro-maticWaterloo Park, Nov. 8..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Fun Fun Fun Fest Saturday Picks
Blurbing Fun Fun Fun Fest one act at a time
"...outflank the rank-and-file with thoughtful abandon. – Greg Beets Centro-matic..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Feature

ACL Music Fest Preview
"...tag; Avary has a full band live. – Darcie StevensCentro-matic12:30pm, AT&T stage..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Music Feature

The New Mechanic's Guide
Phil Waldorf's tips to landing on Misra Records.
"..."Centro-matic came to me through the endorsement of other bands..."

May 12, 2006 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

deEP end
deEP end
"...and "The Forgotten" baring teeth... In a 30-minute world, Centro-matic's 27-minute Flashes and Cables pushes the outer limits of..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Sheiks of Industry
Austin record labels, part 1
"...than when I started. I've put out albums by Centro-matic, Shearwater, the Mendoza Line, and Jenny Toomey, and songs..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Music Feature by David Lynch

South San Gabriel
Texas Platters
"...San Gabriel is the lushly arranged side project of Centro-matic frontman Johnson, the local-via-Denton-ite who late last year unloaded..."

May 9, 2003 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Takin' it to the streets with the Dixie Chicks, Real Heroes, Ash, and Onion Creek Crawdaddies
"...Bobbi Nelson, Jane Bond, Sammy Allred, and Mary Hattersley... Centro-matic has signed to new Austin label Misra Records and..."

May 30, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Will Johnson Premiere
Lo-fi bard borrows kids’ keyboard for ambient composition
"...another curveball for the ultra-prolific Texan, whose songwriting drove Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, and Overseas, and whose drumming anchors..."

Nov. 28, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Brent Best and Will Johnson
"...of the Replacements, and the latter's now officially defunct Centro-matic, favoring more eclectic ideas. Your Dog, Champ, Best's long..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Next Up’s Best of 2014
Team youngblood tracks back on the year
"...1) Centro-matic, Parish, Dec. 18..."

Dec. 30, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Texas Platters go mondo
"...Centro-maticTake Pride in Your Long Odds (Navigational Transmissions/Thirty Tigers)..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

All-Stars, Heroes, Juicers, Old Yards: New Baseball Paintings by Will Johnson
The season begins anew
"...his music. As a solo artist and member of Centro-matic, Monsters of Folk, and South San Gabriel, Johnson has..."

April 5, 2013 Sports Feature by Mark Fagan

New Multitudes
" and indie rock in Son Volt's Jay Farrar, Centro-matic/South San Gabriel leader and local Will Johnson, My Morning..."

April 20, 2012 Music Review by Austin Powell

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