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Tornup’s
Collider Scope

New Local Music

Both experimental rapper Tornup and psychedelic Americana artist Carnation released new albums.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Collider Scope Collider Scope (Ephemeral Hangs), Fort Worth rapper Tornup’s follow-up to Impossible Dreams, is a sonic collage of experimental music and vocals. Tornup is a talker. The Fort Worth underground rapper...


Men-of-Extinction

New Local Music

Three delightfully unclassifiable non-rock albums came out recently.
Fort Worth Weekly
Men of Extinction’s We Made it Ourselves Jim Colegrove releases a self-produced album every year or two, and the projects tend to sound familiar and unexpected at the same time. He’s a musical jumping bean who records under...



Solo Lucci. Courtesy of Solo Lucci

Solo Time

Solo Lucci is poised to be hip-hop’s next superstar.
JEREMY HALLOCK
Last month, Chris Brown’s seventh album, Royalty, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts. When the R&B stylist’s label, RCA, started taking pre-orders a few weeks before the release date, the single “Wrist,” featu...


Kevin Aldridge isn’t opposed to compiling his one-at-a-time released tracks for a future album.

Juando a La Vez

Scene veteran Kevin Aldridge is taking his career one song at a time.
Jasun Lee
The formula for a band to release music to the masses has been the same for more than three quarters of a century: Write and record an album, release a single, play a ton of shows promoting said album, hope you have gained enou...



Andy Pickett. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Saved by the Southside

Piano man Andy Pickett may be the only one who doesn’t love his music.
Eric Grubbs
A steady stream of people comes in and out of Avoca Coffee on West Magnolia Avenue. It’s a cool Saturday afternoon, though many of the Near Southside coffee shop’s customers arrive on bike. Sitting on a bench in the parking...


Bad Blonde is writing songs for a second album and playing more shows. Photo courtesy of Bad Blonde.

Blonde Ambition

This young trio has a throwback sound and positive message
Jasun Lee
Dylan Owens is a different breed of punk. Bad Blonde’s twentysomething frontman is an anti-millennial –– confident with an air of positivity yet unfazed and unaltered by the typical narcissism and sense of entitlement tha...



Randy-Rogers

New Local Music

Two songmakers in different stages of their careers have something to say.
Jeff Prince
Randy Rogers Band’s Nothing Shines Like Neon Some of the best country and western songs feature Texas cities: “Abilene,” “Amarillo by Morning,” “Galveston,” “El Paso,” and “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mi...


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Top 10(-ish) Local Albums of the Year

Here’s what one guy thinks about your creative output, Fort Worth.
Hearsay
Lots of good albums come out of town every year. Tons. But when time comes for me to compile this list, I have to stop and ask myself: Which local albums would I like to share with my wife? Haha. I’m just kidding. My wife lik...



It happens every night to Andy Pickett.

Top 10 Local Songs of ’15

Well. Maybe more like “One Pompous Ass’ Favorites.”
Hearsay
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...


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A Rock Band’s Rock Band

Caliche Burnout is new to the scene, but its members have been around the rock block.
JASUN LEE
Collectively, the four guys in Caliche Burnout have amassed a century’s worth of experience playing in local bands. With a resume of past acts that reads like a who’s-who of North Texas heavyweights (Ghostcar, The Gideons, ...