Music Feature

He Loves Fort Worth

Owen “Boomer” Castleman has played with the greats and is still kickin’.
ERIC GRIFFEY
If the video game Guitar Hero had only songs written and performed by Texas music legends, it’s a good bet that one song by Owen “Boomer” Castleman would be unbeatable.


Connected

Local upstarts Fusion Records bring know-how and a murderer’s row of talent to the forefront of Fort Worth music.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
To get where they are now, as the heads of a recently founded full-service indie label, twentysomethings Zaq Bell and Jarrett Vamvakidis have been through a lot of twists and turns, from local music to semi-pro baseball and a f...



The High Life

A new album and another tour of Europe are on tap for Fort Worth fuzz-rockers Blood Of The Sun.
Justin Press
Imagine, if you will, that all rock music stopped being made after 1975. No new wave, no thrash, no indie, no lo-fi, no ’80s glam, no alternative nation.


Tearing up Roots

Fort Worth singer-songwriter Collin Herring’s Past Life Crashing has been a long train running and a long time coming.
ANTHONY MARIANI
For a few months a couple of years ago, Collin Herring’s home court was the Aardvark, a popular rock bar by the campus of Texas Christian University.



Little Big Fire

With her new album, sylph-like singer-songwriter April Geesbreght returns to good health — and music.
Jimmy Fowler
It’s been four years since singer-songwriter April Geesbreght released her last CD, the introspective, folk-inflected In Other Words.


2 Legit 2 Quit

Goodwin’s second album has been a long time coming but not without just cause.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of Goodwin’s first shows was around 2004 at the now-shuttered Wreck Room.



Jazz jumps back onto the Cowtown scene.

CAROLINE COLLIER
Take the elevator down to the 4th Street basement where the Scat Jazz Lounge lives these days, and you’ll find the night-blooming flower of jazz thriving under the dim lights.


Still Somber

In their melancholia, Collin Herring and Titanmoon reluctantly sit atop a bounty of excellent new CDs.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Alot of big local bands tend to put out new stuff this time of year.



Cowgirl Poet

Though traditional C&W singer-songwriter Ginny Mac has just graduated from college, she’s old-school Old West.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Ginny Mac is a throwback of sorts. The slight, shy twentysomething Fort Worthian lives somewhere between her laptop and the vintage Western wear she finds at secondhand stores.


Slowly But Surely

New muddy-rock trio Vincent’s got a lot of buzz — and promise.
JIMMY FOWLER
Here’s a timeless image of a twentysomething bassist in a new band: Coby Queen answers his cell phone for a 1 p.m. interview, then asks for a few minutes’ reprieve.