Music Feature

No Reason to Fall

JIMMY FOWLER
Like most artists starting out, Texas Music singer-songwriter Jeremy Martin does whatever he must to pay the bills. And that sometimes means being a wedding singer, as it did last Saturday night, though in this case the couple ...


Space is the Place

CAROLINE COLLIER
Since he started producing records about five years ago, Will Hunt has worked with some big regional names, including The Polyphonic Spree, Green River Ordinance, and The Burning Hotels, and he’s currently writing and rec...



Strings

CAROLINE COLLIER
When you know just about everything there is to know about the guitar, you can do pretty much anything musically. “I can’t remember not having a guitar in my hands,” said singer-songwriter and master guitarist...


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 Capital® each spring like a tsunami of...



Cleaned, Cleansed

JIMMY FOWLER
Catfish Whiskey frontman Keegan McInroe makes a musical and spiritual transformation.   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...