Music Feature

Ballsy

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Though he isn’t a punk rocker, singer-songwriter Phil Pritchett is pretty DIY, admittedly an overused phrase. The Americana artist is his own manager, publicist, record label, and producer. At a time when the music indust...


El Honky-tonk

CAROLINE COLLIER
Fort Worth’s Tejas Brothers haven’t been together long but are long on potential. Though they’ve been together for only about three years, the Tejas Brothers seem to have been making big strides. The Fort Wort...



Toeing the Line

JIMMY FOWLER
Ballerina-turned-rocker Allie Noelle sticks to the basics. By the time she was in third grade, Fort Worth native Allie Noelle had a schedule as booked-up as most contemporary kids: Ballet classes and voice and piano lessons wer...


SXSWork

ANTHONY MARIANI
The real South-by is a lot of traffic, a lot of tedium, and a lot of fun. We hadn’t moved in about 20 minutes. I wasn’t necessarily keeping track, since Deep Purple was playing, as it seems to be every time Ken Shim...



Dispatches

Ken Shimamoto, Caroline Collier and Steve Steward
Your trusty local correspondents file from Austin. It had been five years since I joined what the locals refer to as “the plague,” which descends on America’s Live Music CapitalĀ® each spring like a tsunami of...


Cleaned, Cleansed

JIMMY FOWLER
Catfish Whiskey frontman Keegan McInroe makes a musical and spiritual transformation. Ā  Last year, the personal and professional lives of musician Keegan McInroe took a sharp turn. In the spring of 2008, the 25-year-old frontm...



Egressing ON

CAROLINE COLLIER
If ska-rockers Egress claim they have the desire to make their rock ‘n’ roll dreams come true, believe ‘em. The Arlington-based foursome played about 200 shows nationwide last year in support of a 2007 release...


Egressing On

CAROLINE COLLIER
If ska-rockers Egress claim they have the desire to make their rock ‘n’ roll dreams come true, believe ‘em. The Arlington-based foursome played about 200 shows nationwide last year in support of a 2007 release...



Lean Times

JEFF PRINCE
The moniker “Stockyards Buddha” might be up for grabs. Fort Worth Weekly bestowed that tag on singer-songwriter Brad Hines in 2007, partly because of his kind and spiritual nature but mostly because he was built lik...


Working-man Blues

JIMMY FOWLER
Many people who spent their early twenties unemployed, drinking beer, crashing overnight on friends’ couches, and practicing guitar consider those as “lost years,” a sloppy indulgence of youth before goal-sett...