Smoke-free Billy Bob’s: One Small Step

It started with Eric. My buddy was the first among our crew of borderline dangerous jackasses to quit smoking. This was maybe seven or eight years ago, when it seemed the whole world lit up. Grandparents, little sisters, Cambod...


James Hinkle: Still Ticking

(Update below.) First, the good news. Veteran Fort Worth bluesman, painter, and all around great guy James Hinkle is alive. The bad news: His full recovery from emergency heart surgery last week might sidetrack him from a tour ...


People Are Strange

I learned the truth, the hard truth, only a couple of years ago. “If I never hear Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead, or Jim Morrison ever again,” my mom announced, “it’ll be too soon.” This was in front of my whole...


Fort Worth 420

Look, I’ve smoked weed a couple of times, and I’ve never gotten high, probably because I was also drunk –– I think I heard somewhere at some time that alcohol negates the effect of the THC or something yadda yadda. Hone...


CoyoteHead: Indie-Rock Roots

Based on CoyoteHead’s self-titled debut EP from December, you’d never even know the two-year-old quartet has indie-rock roots –– frontman Kyle Barnhill and drummer Jake Webster are from the dearly departed cut*off. All ...

Bringing back Jill Scott, Mary J., and Lauyrn Hill: Fort Worth's Reagan James.

Friday on the Green Is Here

Breaking news: Filthy rich people will do anything short of stash their money beneath their Bergères to avoid paying taxes, leaving the rest of us plebes with the bill, because we working-class types enjoy only raping, robbing...

Don't let Reagan James' Instagram-winning Reagan James-ness obfuscate your appreciation of her amazing voice and mixed-genre tuneage. Courtesy Instagram.

Reagan James: Unique, Unfortunately

This is not a knock on our rock, country, rap, folk, or jazz. Fort Worth is incredibly lucky that so many of its talented brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors, enemies and other bartenders, funnel their creative energy t...


Fun, Fun, Fun ’til …

No. 1 in big time college football, Alabama also fights on! fights on! fights on! every year for the top spot in homicides, poverty, obesity, joblessness, and racism –– the University of Alabama desegregated its sororities ...


South by Fort Worth

South by Southwest is this week, and Fort Worth will be well represented. And in at least one unprecedented way. If only we cared. As few as four or five years ago, we old timers bragged about going to the annual Austin shindig...


Mountain Kid: Realists

There are lots of weird and/or weird-sounding bands in town. Pinkish Black, Alan, Clear Acid. Nathan Brown! But Mountain Kid has to be among the weirdest. Based on the Fort Worth quartet’s new record, the double album The Rea...