Music Feature

Mob Rules

ANTHONY MARIANI
This past Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq. Across the globe, people demonstrated in front of their state capitols, U.S. embassies, and other, less fancy government institutions.


Coupe de Fiddle

Fort Worth bluegrass masters Cadillac Sky take the traditional route but make pit stops for pop.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although he’s a professional Nashville songwriter who’s had material covered by the likes of Brad Martin, George Strait, and Kenny Rogers, Cadillac Sky’s lead vocalist and mandolin player Bryan Simpson didn’t wander the...



Bright Future

With some national exposure and a superlative new record under their belt, the Radiant boys can only go up.
Jimmy Fowler
Daniel Hopkins, 26-year-old drummer for the North Texas synth-pop outfit Radiant, talks in almost spiritual terms about the group’s performance before a million-plus plus live spectators at Times Square’s New Year’s Eve 2...


More Than a Feeling

The Kül is a classic rock act for the ’00s.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Before Dallas’ blues-rock outfit The Kül take the stage, drummer Ross Martinez spins some vinyl to set the mood. His favorite choices are classic rock’s finest: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and especially Jimi Hendrix. One n...



Cool and No Gang

One-man blue-eyed soul band Browningham is back, and once again, he’s black.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Incredibly, there are a lot of scenesters here who have no idea who Nathan Brown is. None!


Ascension

One Fort Worth jazz legend leaves behind a legacy, the other a legacy and a stack of records.
ANTHONY MARIANI
For years, monster jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen and drummer Duane Durrett have watched fellow North Texas jazzbos retire peacefully, almost too peacefully, to the Great Hereafter.



Surreality Bites

Rockish sonic art from here and around the world has a home in Fort Worth’s Dada Drumming record label.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Dada Drumming record label founder and sole employee Greg Babbitt takes a samurai’s approach to life and work: Live every moment as if you’re already dead.


Mr. Jones

ANTHONY MARIANI
Two years ago, an obscure rapper from Houston made his national debut with a decent album of boasting, toasting, and balling that probably would have gone unremarked if not for one thing: On pretty much every track, he raps his...



Song of the City

James Hinkle colors Cowtown red, hot, and blue on his new album.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Fort Worth of bluesman James Hinkle’s music is not pretty, but is it supposed to be?


West Berry Breakdown

A country-punk band in the heart of indie-rockdom? Holy Moly, indeed.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Childhood friends Joe Rose and Danny Weaver have tried a couple of projects before, notably Trampolean and The Action.