Music

Fort Worth Got Next

Tired of our second-class city status? So is the Royal South crew.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the first stories I ever wrote for the Weekly was about local hip-hop. Most of the artists I talked to lived in the 817 but said they were from Dallas. Maybe they were ashamed of their hometown. Or afraid that no one out...


Observe the Revolving Door

Hearsay
Another year, another music editor for the Dallas Observer. Last week, Jonanna Widner was reportedly fired, making her the third Observer music chief in about as many years to go and the second, along with Sam Machkovech, to ge...



Andy Timmons

The Show
Dallasite Andy Timmons, the fourth horseman of the instrumental-electric-guitar apocalypse — along with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson — is the aggregate of the first three.


Randy McAllister

Listen Up
Randy McAllister’s eighth album, the soulful, roadhouse-bluesy Dope Slap Soup, is solid all the way through, with a couple of standout songs.



Ryan Scroggins and The Trenchtown Texans

Listen Up
Listen, elitist music bloggers, we get it.


With a Bullet

Ransom does it All 4 You.
CAROLINE COLLIER
For local mod-rock trio Ransom, everything has happened fast.



Wave the Flag

Hearsay
I do not harbor a reckless desire to build a wall around Tarrant County to keep out interloping performance artists, and I will not pretend to know the machinations behind an Austin band’s appearance last week at a party ...


Di Meliora Ferant

Listen Up
Note to all young musicians who aspire to be contemporary prog-metal giants: It took Tool 10 years to become Tool.



Red Monroe

Listen Up
Red Monroe’s sound has evolved quickly over the last few years.


T-Wrex

Listen Up
Arlington rapper T-Wrex brings social consciousness to his gritty, modern hip-hop on his debut album, My Life on Paper.