Music Feature

Everything Else Later

ANTHONY MARIANI
Maybe it’s not a ringing endorsement in the steely eyes of blues enthusiasts, but bluesman James “Gut-tar” Hinkle’s new album, Some Day, has crossover appeal. For non-blues lovers, people whose idea of b...


Everything Else Later

ANTHONY MARIANI
Blues ax-man James Hinkle stretches out Some Day. By ANTHONY MARIANI Maybe it’s not a ringing endorsement in the steely eyes of blues enthusiasts, but bluesman James “Gut-tar” Hinkle’s new album, Some Da...



High on Pyre

JIMMY FOWLER
Easy categorizations are hard to find when talking about Fort Worth’s down-tempo punk quintet Four Days to Burn. They excel at fast, skull-rattling sonic assaults, but their trademark sound is a deliberately drawn-out, rh...


High on Pyre

JIMMY FOWLER
Any preconceived notion of doom-metal takes Four Days to Burn. By JIMMY FOWLER Easy categorizations are hard to find when talking about Fort Worth’s down-tempo punk quintet Four Days to Burn. They excel at fast, skull-rat...



Fledgling No More

JIMMY FOWLER
Self-taught Bjork-esque singer-songwriter Kristina Morland reluctantly embraces change. By JIMMY FOWLER Singer-songwriter Kristina Morland remembers the first guitar her mother bought her. She was 15 years old and living in Den...


From Darkness to Morning

CAROLINE COLLIER
Carey Wolff lives the only way he knows how: as a depressive Americana singer-songwriter. By CAROLINE COLLIER Carey Wolff was a mite surprised to learn he had won the readers’ choice for Local Rock Star in the Weekly̵...



Down, Far From Out

ANTHONY MARIANI
Black Tie Dynasty’s new album proves there’s more to the Fort Worth quartet than flash. By ANTHONY MARIANI Apparently, something about Black Tie Dynasty rubs people the wrong way. Dallas Observer staffers, if archiv...


Against Type

JIMMY FOWLER
Who says Fort Worth belter Melinda Wood Allen can’t be an IngĂ©nue? By JIMMY FOWLER The traditional cabaret act – one singer, one accompanist, and an audience gathered in an intimate space – may seem like a sn...



Open Season

CAROLINE COLLIER
Fort Worth metal quintet No Scope comes out guns blazing on its new one, Hindsight 2012. By CAROLINE COLLIER There’s no time like the present for No Scope’s highly polished, forceful, Think-for-Yourself/Question-Aut...


The Right Way

Caroline Collier
Newbie Texas Music act Braker Lane is a culmination of musical stops and starts. By CAROLINE COLLIER Country singer-songwriter Matthew Lane grew up in rural Kentucky, where it was all Johnny, Waylon, and Willie all the time. Wh...