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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.


John-Alex Mason

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For more than one generation of fans, the blues “belonged” to old black men with slurred voices.



Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

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When this CD arrived on my desk, I have to admit I wanted to like the music.


South-B’bye

Hearsay
A million bands, a million clubs, a million people, one big headache: SXSW, the annual music festival and conference in Austin, took place last weekend, and for the first time in a long time, Fort Worth was scandalously underre...



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.


Haale

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Influenced almost equally by mystic poets and American rock and psychedelic music, Haale’s full-length debut, No Ceiling, isn’t quite inner-directed “trance” music, but it is akin to that soporific (or, ...



Meg & Dia

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In today’s saturated music market, formula means everything. A flim-flam here or a stop-time there might be the difference between fame and obscurity. Most listeners, whether they’re aware of it or not, judge pop mu...


Katsuk, Kahsen, and Case

Hearsay
Heavy metal was a bad reaction to psychedelic music and everything it stood for: peace, love, freewill, dirty hair, smelly clothes, everything. Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and a lot of equally heavy but lesser-kno...



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.


James McMurtry

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Fort Worth-born James McMurtry continues to display a wickedly sharp sense of right and wrong on his new Just Us Kids.