Music

Bright and Loud

Mixing punk, Irish folksong, and twang, Panther City Bandits are a welcome anomaly.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A couple of weeks ago at a Wreck Room show, a crowd of about 50 rowdy concertgoers trashed the place.


Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy

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The simply titled Cornell 1964 is one of the previously undiscovered gems from the too-short career of jazz genius composer, arranger, and bass player Charles Mingus. This first-time release, recorded March 18, 1964, at the New...



Cowboys and Bull

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The 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is coming up at the beginning of next year in Elko, Nev., and two Fort Worthians will be there, representin’.


The House that Blue Built

The debut album by young, veteran slinger-singer Drue Webber goes deep.
CAROLINE COLLIER
A 12-year veteran of the local blues scene, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Drue Webber has finally released a solo album.



Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray

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Recorded in three cities with three different backing bands, Going Way Out With Heavy Trash is Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray’s tribute to the roots of rockabilly.


Portugal. The Man

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“Sell me / I’m a skeptical boy.” So opens Church Mouth, the second album by Alaska’s Portugal. The Man.



Red Dirt, Red bud, Red eyes

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Cross Canadian Ragweed embodies the “weed, whites, and wine” lifestyle of the Red Dirt-Texas Music practitioners, but apparently Cody Canada and his gang aren’t as stoned as they look.


Spoon

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Britt Daniel has a broken heart. His band Spoon’s lengthy catalog of masterfully crafted pop-rock songs are proof that the man at the helm has been burned a time or two.



And Another Thing …

Prolific singer-songwriter James Michael Taylor has something to say. Dammit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Little Rooster wasn’t a hero. He was a small-town constable who always wanted to play cop.


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.