Bar napkin autographed by Rusty Burns after playing with him in 1995. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Mourning Rusty Burns, Rockin’ Ron Thompson

Jeff Prince
One of Fort Worth’s most pivotal, pioneering rock guitarists has gone to that great jam in the sky. After a long battle with lung cancer, Rusty Burns died on Friday, Feb. 19. He was 63. Burns, who played left-handed with his ...

Russell (center) is about more than touching your heart these days.

Sean Russell: Rabbit Redux

Some of the fine young members of Green River Ordinance still fondly recall the Acoustic Mafia. Featuring Brandin Lea (Jetta in the Ghost Tree, formerly Flickerstick) and Calhoun’s Tim Locke plus John Price and Collin Herring...


GRO: Country or Rock? Does It Matter?

Is Green River Ordinance getting screwed? But maybe getting screwed means you’ve finally arrived. Kinda? Here’s the truth. Radio country sucks. It’s just as bad as pop-metal and ghetto-fabulous (c)rap. Genre music –– ...

Fort Worth soul shakers Feletha Black will be among the headliners of Women for Women on February 27 at Lola's Saloon.

Women for Women Rock 2016

An inconvenient truth: The Fort Worth music scene, the rock scene in particular, is very white and very male. Why is this important? Experiencing a song –– or a painting or a film or a ballet –– by someone completely di...

Look who's smiling now? (courtesy Twitter)

Big Time Lyric Le’velle

Now that Facebook appears to be going the way of Twitter, which has already gone the way of MySpace (in my peon’s mind, at least), I recently started an Instagram page. What the hell, I thought. I make art. Occasionally. I ha...


Solo Lucci + TUC = Big Time!

In my column last week –– don’t fall asleep! I promise this story will get better! –– I discussed the virtues of staying in the Fort to reach the next level as opposed to relocating to some established industry power-...

Look out, Taylor. Here comes Maren Morris. Straight outta Arlington.

Hello, Maren!

I’m sure you’ve already heard the news, because you’re on Facebook, and you can’t live without it, and even when your phone is 20 feet away from you, you feel vibrations on your thigh near where your pocket would be, bu...


Best/Oddest Local Vids of ’15

As a hairy, belching byproduct of the MTV generation, I see social media, Facebook and Instagram specifically, as the average millennial’s primary source for video treatments of pop songs. Because for a while back there, afte...


Dreamy Life Records: Bring It

Let’s go ahead and admit it. Rockers, writers, and scenesters outside Fort Worth may think our city is pretty cool for one reason. We have Dreamy Life Records, and they don’t. The lovechild of two local labels, Dreamy Sound...

It happens every night to Andy Pickett.

Top 10 Local Songs of ’15

Well. Maybe more like “One Pompous Ass’ Favorites.”
Once again, a wealth of exceptional tuneage exploded from the great 817 this year. On a purely technical level, there were at least –– at least –– 538 good-to-great songs. Can’t wait for next year’s Music Awards. Th...