Centro-matic to the rescue: The Denton band raises funds for Texas fire victims

Under-the-radar music enthusiasts who've seen or gotten to the pleasure to meet Will Johnson and his bandmates in Centro-matic/South San Gabriel have been moved the band's rootsy but intensely nuanced rock. The Texas gents are known for being stand-up guys — as generous in spirit as they are versatile musicians.

So it comes as no surprise, but is touching nonetheless, to learn that the Denton band is helping out neighbors and loved ones of the band affected by the state's massive fire in Bastrup County. Centro-matic aims to raise funds for victims of the fire that has spanned more than 30,000 acres and destroyed more than 500 homes.