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Connected

Local upstarts Fusion Records bring know-how and a murderer’s row of talent to the forefront of Fort Worth music.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
To get where they are now, as the heads of a recently founded full-service indie label, twentysomethings Zaq Bell and Jarrett Vamvakidis have been through a lot of twists and turns, from local music to semi-pro baseball and a f...


Tim Hensley

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Tim Hensley’s debut CD, Long Monday, has been a long time coming and is sure to stand as one of the best country-bluegrass releases of 2008.



Shhh-Show

Hearsay
Now that dancing days are here again, the good ol’ Eastside speakeasy is opening its doors back up to some BYOB-partying. A little background: The speakeasy is a club of sorts, not far from downtown, where bands of the pa...


John-Alex Mason

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For more than one generation of fans, the blues “belonged” to old black men with slurred voices.



Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

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When this CD arrived on my desk, I have to admit I wanted to like the music.


The High Life

A new album and another tour of Europe are on tap for Fort Worth fuzz-rockers Blood Of The Sun.
Justin Press
Imagine, if you will, that all rock music stopped being made after 1975. No new wave, no thrash, no indie, no lo-fi, no ’80s glam, no alternative nation.



South-B’bye

Hearsay
A million bands, a million clubs, a million people, one big headache: SXSW, the annual music festival and conference in Austin, took place last weekend, and for the first time in a long time, Fort Worth was scandalously underre...


Haale

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Influenced almost equally by mystic poets and American rock and psychedelic music, Haale’s full-length debut, No Ceiling, isn’t quite inner-directed “trance” music, but it is akin to that soporific (or, ...



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...


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.