Music

The Fellow Americans

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From the opening riff on Search for Numb, it’s obvious that The Fellow Americans aren’t interested in fancy production tricks or endless sonic nuances. The Fort Worth band simply rocks.


Ollie-vah!

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From the WTF? Department. Though hardly recognized as a source of insightful music criticism, Esquire magazine is still one of the best-written publications ever.



Alan Jackson

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Alan Jackson may be one of a few current country music stars whose careers will last longer than a frozen margarita or one of those fruity drinks with umbrellas.


Lil’ Brian and the Travelers

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Lil’ Brian’s music is a mix of zydeco and contemporary urban grooves — he calls it “Z-Funk.”



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.


The Redwalls

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The Beatles left an immeasurable mark on popular music — there’s no denying their legacy.



New Moon

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If you walk into The Moon on West Berry Street by TCU this Friday, you’ll notice a couple of drastic changes:


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...


Soldierz of Fortune

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One thing you don’t see a lot or enough of here in the Fort is rap artists selling CDs out of their trunks. (It doesn’t have to be a trunk. Any old car part – front seat, back seat, hood, scooter satchel ̵...