Kaz Murphy

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Kaz Murphy must have picked up some of his storytelling ability from his days as accompanist/drummer for legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsburg.

The Hype

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It’s hard to be objective about rap-rock. While it’s more or less an amusingly tasteless footnote to the mid-to-late ’90s, it got a lot of mainstream attention — until everyone realized that turntables were not as cool ...

Blazin’ Grass

With a new album under their belt, 100 Damned Guns artfully assault C&W tradition.
Before founding the acoustic-country-revival band 100 Damned Guns about three years ago, none of the six veteran musicians in the band had ever played country.

Satellite Dream

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Playing local and regional shows pretty steadily and releasing new DIY discs every so often, Satellite Dream has been orbiting the Cowtown scene for the past several years, occasionally drawing decent-sized crowds but seemingly...

The Derailers

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My philosophy on tribute albums: When covering popular songs, a band should make its own artistic statement rather than mimicking the original.

Long String Instrument

The Show
Even music lovers who’ve never even heard the term New Music might find something engaging about New Music practitioner Ellen Fullman’s upcoming performances at Will Rogers Memorial Center

Zayra Is Pretty

Local monsters Dave Karnes and Daniel Harville hook up with the charismatic Rockstar: Supernova contestant.
Zayra Alvarez is a singer-songwriter from Puerto Rico who has been living in Dallas for “a long time,” she said, and is probably best known for her appearance last year on the reality TV show Rockstar: Supernova.

Two Minutes to Midnight

Let’s get one thing straight: I love Spune Productions’ Lance Yocom, whose contributions to the Fort Worth scene and hipster cachet are manifold and unmatched by any 10 club owners, booking agents, bloggers, journal...


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Move forward or keep the status quo? In thrash, do you stay tied to the mid-1980s — arguably the genre’s halcyon days — or try to move forward and thus risk merely bastardizing or exploiting the sound?

Hope Is Alive

Illness-stricken Fort Worth saxophonist Rachella Parks hasn’t lost a step.
Fort Worth native and accomplished tenor saxophonist Rachella Parks never considered herself a jazz musician per se.