Music Feature

Scorched Earth

Contemplating the Wasteland is heady – and brilliant – business for Calhoun.
ANTHONY MARIANI
We are survivalists. Quickly and accurately, we must use our eyes and ears (and sometimes noses) to separate the people who will happily pick us up from the airport from the people who will de-pants us in public from the people...


Flying Solo

Local R&B-rock quartet Soulever Lift finds a middle ground between Christian and secular, contented and poor.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Admittedly, the four members of Soulever Lift realize they’re just another local band following every possible avenue to achieve some sort of success in the independent music market.



Gonna Fly Now

With her new album, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wills intends to inspire listeners rather than bum them out.
JIMMY FOWLER
Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wills recently relocated to her hometown of Fort Worth after a few years working a non-musical gig in the gorgeous mountain city of Aspen, Colo.


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.



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.


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.