Music

Ghostcar

Too Strong/The Art of Transition (Self-released)
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With no identifiable tracks — or limitations — North Texas improvisationalists Ghostcar’s Too Strong/The Art of Transition is a paradox in polycarbonate.


Relatively Heavy

With a stunning debut album under their belt, the two brothers and a friend who make up Jefferson Colby are Inadaze.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Danny Mabe grew up the youngest of three brothers in a highly musically talented family.



Larry Joe Taylor

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The guy who coined “coastal-and-western” has learned a thing through the years.


Headbangers

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A news story published last week in the Star-Telegram strongly suggested that the Ridglea Theater would be closing or auctioned off due to the owners of the building’s inability to pay their taxes.



The Von Ehrics

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If you listen to any Dropkick Murphys album, you get a sense that Boston, their hometown, is largely made up of blue-collar punks who are as enamored with their union cards as they are of Guinness pints. There are plenty of Yan...


Various Artists

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Taking its name from revolutionary rebels in Nicaragua, Sandinista!, The Clash’s groundbreaking album from 1980, is “an exciting, sprawling mess,” according to writer Jimmy Guterman, who put together The Sandinista! Proje...



Watermelon Slim & the Workers

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Watermelon Slim is an ex-reporter, ex-sanitation truck driver, ex-lots-of-jobs bluesman and Vietnam vet who quit the “real world” after a heart attack in 2002 to play the blues all the time.


Everyday People

The sometimes soulful, sometimes funky, sometimes folky rhythms of life Rise and Fall throughout Keite Young’s stellar new album.
Jimmy Fowler
Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Keite Young doesn’t waste a lot of time thinking about labels.



It’s Time to Party

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Several years ago, a solo singer-songwriter with long, greasy hair, a five o’clock shadow – and a body frame that otherwise would have qualified as skinny if not for the presence of a baby beer gut – made a hu...


It’s Time to Party

Hearsay
Several years ago, a solo singer-songwriter with long, greasy hair, a five o’clock shadow — and a body frame that otherwise would have qualified as skinny if not for the presence of a baby beer gut — made a huge national ...