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Singer-songwriter Jason Eady's new album throws back to the past for inspiration -- but just how far?

Jason Eady: Daylight and Dark

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The first song is about whiskey, specifically about drinking it in Oklahoma, and is one of two tracks with “whiskey” in the title. The next song is set in Abilene and is about possibly leaving a lover. Driving along a highw...


Tame ... Tame & Quiet is back. This time for real. So far.

The Return of Tame … Tame & Quiet

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Tame … Tame & Quiet is back. I know, I know. You’ve heard that before. But this time is different. Or at least it seems to be. Before quietly dissolving in 2009, TTXQ was easily the best respected and most popular under...



Jacob Furr dealt with the sudden loss of his young wife by hitting the road and writing songs.

Jacob Furr’s Trails & Traces

Fort Worth Weekly
Jacob Furr dealt with his tragic loss the only way he knew how. In August, his wife of three years, Christina Mosley Furr, died of cancer after a shockingly brief battle. To maintain his sanity, the Fort Worth singer-songwriter...


Songwriter Ronnie Heart is planning to record and release his debut full-length before summer.

What’s Up, 2014?!

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The past couple of weeks have been for looking back, and there was a lot of good to refer to, even beyond quality albums and songs. Three (three!) indie-friendly venues –– The Chuggin’ Monk, Shipping & Receiving, and ...



Swindle Boys: “All we want is for people to come out to a show and give us a shot.”

Swindle Boys’ Motion: Major Balls

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On Swindle Boys’ new, sophomore recording, the EP Motion, the huge choruses, driving rhythms, and frontman Joey Swindle’s breathy, powerful, heart-on-his-sleeve vocals immediately call to mind Kings of Leon. But wait. What...


Ice Eater’s Don’t Care is a “welcome chunk of kaleidoscopic international flavor.”

Best Local Albums of ’13

Time to celebrate your favorite local music columnist’s favorite records.
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Fort Worth produced a ton of good records this year, and there’s just so much to choose from that compiling a judicious list of favorites is nearly impossible. But trying is part of the fun, right?   10.) It’s a toss-u...



Lost Child is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter full of soul.

Finding Lost Child

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Monday nights have been pretty rad at Lola’s over the past month. Bartender (and sax-man extraordinaire) Jeff Dazey started booking free shows on the allegedly slowest party night of the week, beginning with a full-on set by ...


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Holy Moly: Brothers’ Keepers

Fort Worth Weekly
The last time Holy Moly played Billy Bob’s Texas, a mosh pit broke out, a first for the World’s Largest Honky-tonk®. You’ve got to wonder what was going through the regulars’ heads. These good folks had simply shown up...



Pablo & The Hemphill 7 may be the longest-running Fort Worth band in town.

SoundClash ’13: Irie Times

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The year 2004 seems like forever ago. The music scene hereabouts was only a fraction of what it is now. The only day-in/day-out rock venues were The Aardvark, The Moon, Ridglea Theater, and The Wreck Room. That’s it. The big ...


Jason Caswell (left) and Shawn Corley are re-imagining a pool hall into Arlington's first indie-rock venue.

Chuggin’ Monk: Indie Music to Arlington

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Arlington is a lot of things: rollercoaster capital of North Texas, home of JerryWorld, chain-restaurant wasteland. What the city has never been is a place for recurring indie-rock shows. But hold on to your Rangers caps. Into ...