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The sky’s the limit for Grapevine native Bryce Avary, a.k.a. The Rocket Summer.
Jimmy Fowler
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Avary, a 24-year-old Grapevine native who performs as The Rocket Summer, is walking in and out of a sound-check for a sold-out headlining show in Orlando, trying to make himself...


Lost Country

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Bands that produce, engineer, mix, and master their own albums run the gamut from cream to crap, and Lost Country is consistently among the creamiest. Scattered, their sixth album, is almost as good as 2005’s Long Gone Thrill...



Waylon Jennings & the Waymore Blues Band

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By the time of this January 2000 concert, Waylon Jennings had survived bypass surgery, diabetes, emphysema, severe carpal tunnel syndrome, and a minor stroke that confined him to a wheelchair.


Return to the Tribe

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Spoonfed Tribe is a polarizing band, especially for a lot of locals, who associate the quartet with the worst of jam-band culture: hippies, weed, unused bars of soap, Birkenstocks, the whole deal, including most significantly, ...



lo-fi chorus

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“Record Player,” the opening track on Something in the Air, the new album from Dallas’ lo-fi chorus, has a jubilant, pop-rock sparkle and a powerful sense of immediacy — the song essentially rockets from your speakers. ...


Robben Ford

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Robben Ford has peace on his mind — and bad women, the kind who burn bright but wear out their welcomes. On the bluesy Truth, he tries to tell them goodbye or at least convince them to change their ways.



Piano Man

Progressive-jazzbo Daymond Callahan may play as if he has a dozen fingers, but he’s still got only two hands.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Life is a constant balancing act for progressive jazz, funk, and gospel pianist Daymond Callahan.


On the Horizon

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One of the many (two or three) perks of being a vaunted (unknown) music critic for a million-plus-circulation magazine (Fort Worth Weekly) is getting to hear new stuff before everyone else (my friends). It just comes pouring in...



Bobby Bare

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The songs on this remastered and augmented version of Bobby Bare’s 1973 album Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies exist in a world that’s just a little more interesting because it’s slightly off-kilter: You’ll c...


Ryan Adams

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After Ryan Adams’ startling debut, Gold, in 2001, he seemed to start spitting out a record every six months or so. By the time he released Cold Roses in 2005, he had apparently run out of steam. Naturally, folks wondered if t...