Music Feature

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...



Bending Metal

CAROLINE COLLIER
Apocalyptic Nintendo music? That’s what happens when the members of the happy-black-metal band Urizen started fiddling with the technology. When envisioning the North Texas group’s 2007 EP Universe, songwriter Thoma...


Bending Metal

Caroline Collier
Urizen breaks the rules – including the one that says all metal bands have to lack a sense of humor. By CAROLINE COLLIER Apocalyptic Nintendo music? That’s what happens when the members of the happy-black-metal band...



Jazzercise

ANTHONY MARIANI
On his third album, the freshly released Ricki, crooner Ricki Derek interprets several ’80s pop hits, including The Cure’s “Why Can’t I Be You,” Duran Duran’s “Rio,” and Modern En...


Jazzercise

ANTHONY MARIANI
Standards old and not so old pop up on local singer Ricki Derek’s latest album. By ANTHONY MARIANI On his third album, the freshly released Ricki, crooner Ricki Derek interprets several ’80s pop hits, including The ...