Music

Little Texas

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In 1997, I attended Little Texas’ farewell concert at Billy Bob’s Texas and witnessed a good but not great performance by an overblown group of country rockers with more ’tude than talent.


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...



Bad Religion

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Here’s the truest thing we can say about New Maps of Hell, Bad Religion’s latest: “Well, it’s definitely a Bad Religion album.”


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 ...



Shawn Camp and Billy Burnette

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Of all the versions of Elvis Presley songs done since his death, a dozen of the best are on this c.d., The Bluegrass Elvises Vol. 1. Shawn Camp and Billy Burnette’s bluegrass versions of hits such as “Don’t Be Cruel,” ...


Showdown at the Mall

Hearsay
Writing about music for Fort Worth Weekly has several “perks,” such as being called to serve as a judge at 95.9-FM The Ranch’s annual battle of the bands at White Elephant Saloon.



The Hands

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What can $500 in production money buy you nowadays? Well, for elitists, it can get you about an hour in a quality studio.


Dylan Sneed

No Worse for the Wear (Self-released)
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About a year ago, young Dallas songwriter Dylan Sneed decided to flip the ratio of time spent working his corporate job and time spent making music. The fact that he felt he had been, in his own words, “surplussed” at work ...



Lost Country

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Bands that produce, engineer, mix, and master their own albums run the gamut from cream to crap, and Lost Country is consistently among the creamiest. Scattered, their sixth album, is almost as good as 2005’s Long Gone Thrill...


Waylon Jennings & the Waymore Blues Band

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By the time of this January 2000 concert, Waylon Jennings had survived bypass surgery, diabetes, emphysema, severe carpal tunnel syndrome, and a minor stroke that confined him to a wheelchair.