Music Feature

No Reservations

KEN SHIMAMOTO
The economic downturn has not been kind to the folks from Indian Casino Records, the plucky little Seattle-based indie record label that we’ve profiled (“South by Northwest,” Feb. 11, 2009) and that has releas...


A Light in the Field

ANTHONY MARIANI
Most of us who go to local shows probably spend a lot of time paying polite attention, maybe nodding along to the beat a little. Rarely do we have an experience. But a couple of years ago at a show at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth,...



With a Bullet

CAROLINE COLLIER
Having spent several years as a member of the neo-soul vocal quartet Keingz Ransom and as a roommate of Keegan McInroe of Catfish Whiskey, Kewaithian Freeman is no stranger to the local music world. The frontman for Rabbit̵...


The World Is Spinning

JIMMY FOWLER
When Avi Marco came to Fort Worth from Israel with his family in 2005, he had no friends and a limited grasp of the English language. His M.O. for exploring scary new places and faces was strong curiosity coupled with a passion...



Tower-ing

CAROLINE COLLIER
Meander named its new debut album, The Tower, after the tarot card indicating radical change, chaos, and an upheaval in the status quo. Progressive to the core, The Tower twists and astonishes throughout, capturing both existen...


New Avenue

CAROLINE COLLIER
When Luke Wade sits down to write a song, he often starts with nothing more than a melody. A cappella, he can concentrate on a simple vision, a concise emotion. The music comes later.



Right Directions

CAROLINE COLLIER
Kurt South is a regular guy who happens to know how to play the guitar and sing. Rather than craft mysterious epics, South plays the way he lives: simply and clearly. His country-blended, acoustically focused compositions follo...


Nü-Disco

JIMMY FOWLER
Just how inventive is dance music supposed to get? This is the question that challenges and inspires the Fort Worth trio known as Shuttle. The interlinked genres of house, techno, electronica, funk, and fusion are the playgroun...



Ride Like the Wind

COLE WILLIAMS
Keyboardist Ronn Cobb is a Fort Worth native, a tall, thin man with the strong, wiry musculature that comes from years of hard living. He has a genial attitude, a dose of weariness, and a persistent desire to play.


Humble Heart

CAROLINE COLLIER
Israel Gonzales doesn’t mind traveling under the radar. He isn’t the type of singer-songwriter who needs attention. In fact, he isn’t even the type who asks for money. He may be a Christian and he may have a m...