Long Dallas Shadow

Maybe my mentality is just different from the average Fort Worthian’s. I’m not from a twin city, and until relocating here 12-plus years ago from Houston (via New York City via Philadelphia via Pittsburgh), I never lived in...


Music Awards Are Here

It’s that time of year when we get together and celebrate all of the awesome music –– and maybe even some non-awesome tuneage –– that was pumped out of our fair burgh over the past 365 days or so. And only because som...


Siberian Traps: The Long Return

Recently, a lot has been written –– in these pages, by Steve Steward (who can be e-mailed at “s-t-e-v-e …”) –– about Fort Worth’s perhaps perverse fascination with cover songs and tribute shows. Well, say what y...

The Vandoliers

Phuss over The Vandoliers

Before we go any further, The Phuss has not broken up. The trio of guitarist/frontman Joshua Fleming, bassist Forrest Barton, and drummer Trey Alfaro is still together, just on hiatus, according to Fleming: “There are absolut...


De La Soul-less

Pussies, right? So someone threw a pint glass at your feet while you were wrapping up your DJ set. Morrissey gets groped by his fans during shows. Consider yourself lucky. Let’s backtrack. Legendary socio-conscious rap trio D...

A State of Suffering Caused by the Sudden Sight of One’s Own Misery.

A State of Suffering from Stretch and Bobbito

How many times do you want me to tell you that I lived in New York City (fancy, right?!) during trip-hop’s nascency (oooh!) and how cool it was riding subways aimlessly (sometimes unintentionally; often unintentionally) after...

Black Cloud Erupt Us

Dove Hunter Flies Home

When it comes to being on top of shit, I am No. 1. (Er, No. 2?) In 2010, I wrote that Dove Hunter was writing and recording a new album, the follow-up to the Dallas/Fort Worth band’s haunting 2009 debut, The Southern Unknown....

Gold Rushin’ will come out digitally on Tuesday, June 2, and on vinyl on Saturday, June 6, at a party with Fort Worth-based Devo lovers Blank-Men at The Boiled Owl Tavern, on the Near Southside.

Year of the Bear: Gold Rushin’

Year of the Bear has been around for a while but has finally arrived. Gosh, the trio of Josh “Bear” Browning (vocals, bass) and the husband-and-wife team of Jennifer Rux (guitar, Theremin, vocals) and Robby Rux (vocals, dru...

The sunshiny Hendersons are back, hopefully for good this time.

Welcome Back, Hendersons

Well, I’ve been saying it forever. Now maybe people will finally start listening to me. With all apologies to JJ & The Rogues and BLKrKRT, The Hendersons are probably the best working 817 artist you’ve never heard of. D...

Rock out, from your couch.

Deep Ellum on Air, Rage

The Dallas Observer recently published a story about some dude trying to build a web portal that would simulcast every concert in Deep Ellum. Every one. Lots of people went bonkers, most of them stepping up on several amplifier...