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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.


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...



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.


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.



Flyover Spillover

Hearsay
Every year around the middle of March, Fort Worth – and probably every other alleged flyover town in the Southwest – gets spillover from SXSW, the music conference and festival that takes place in Austin every year....


Corb Lund

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On the redundantly titled Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!, Corb Lund tackles historical subjects that still resonate with the sorts of sentiments that lead young men and women to live as tools of war: the desire to do something e...



Dirt&Earthyvibes

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As their name suggests, Dirt&Earthyvibes rely on some down-home growling and rowdy hippie-style hand drums.


Jazz jumps back onto the Cowtown scene.

CAROLINE COLLIER
Take the elevator down to the 4th Street basement where the Scat Jazz Lounge lives these days, and you’ll find the night-blooming flower of jazz thriving under the dim lights.



Burning Celluloid

Hearsay
The folks at Walden Media were having a helluva time finding the right Texas band to play a small performance bit in one of their upcoming movies, a film called Will, being shot in Austin and starring Friends’ Lisa Kudrow...


Egypt Central

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When you name your band after one of Iron Maiden’s favorite themes but sound like Limp Bizquick, you’re just asking to get your ass kicked.