Music Feature

Bright and Loud

Mixing punk, Irish folksong, and twang, Panther City Bandits are a welcome anomaly.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A couple of weeks ago at a Wreck Room show, a crowd of about 50 rowdy concertgoers trashed the place.


The House that Blue Built

The debut album by young, veteran slinger-singer Drue Webber goes deep.
CAROLINE COLLIER
A 12-year veteran of the local blues scene, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Drue Webber has finally released a solo album.



And Another Thing …

Prolific singer-songwriter James Michael Taylor has something to say. Dammit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Little Rooster wasn’t a hero. He was a small-town constable who always wanted to play cop.


Musical Healing

Get Well isn’t just a solid indie-rock-jazz-funk-soul band — it’s doctor’s orders.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Get Well is an unusually health-conscious — and healthy-sized —band.



Everybody’s Outlaw

Four albums, three films, a quadruple bypass, and a few busted vertebrae later, Billy Joe Shaver marches on.
TIM PERLICH
Even if artists such as Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, and Elvis Presley have seen more chart action with Billy Joe Shaver’s tunes than the composer himself, the 67-year-old songwri...


Flying High

Fort Worth electronica-metal quintet Sky Eats Airplane is about to go full-throttle.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Growing up in Fort Worth’s Arlington Heights neighborhood in the late 1990s, Sky Eats Airplane guitarist and co-songwriter Lee Duck got into music by collaborating with childhood friends Dan Hunter and singer Brack Cantrell ...



Countdown

The sky’s the limit for Grapevine native Bryce Avary, a.k.a. The Rocket Summer.
Jimmy Fowler
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Avary, a 24-year-old Grapevine native who performs as The Rocket Summer, is walking in and out of a sound-check for a sold-out headlining show in Orlando, trying to make himself...


Piano Man

Progressive-jazzbo Daymond Callahan may play as if he has a dozen fingers, but he’s still got only two hands.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Life is a constant balancing act for progressive jazz, funk, and gospel pianist Daymond Callahan.



Black Francis

Listen Up
Black Francis is an old stage name for Frank Black, an old stage name for Charles Thompson, lead singer of The Pixies. Bluefinger, Black Francis’ debut, could be a kissin’ cousin to the defunct punk legends’ classic Dooli...


Ryan Adams

Listen Up
After Ryan Adams’ startling debut, Gold, in 2001, he seemed to start spitting out a record every six months or so. By the time he released Cold Roses in 2005, he had apparently run out of steam. Naturally, folks wondered if t...