Music

The Hands

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What can $500 in production money buy you nowadays? Well, for elitists, it can get you about an hour in a quality studio.


Showdown at the Mall

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Writing about music for Fort Worth Weekly has several “perks,” such as being called to serve as a judge at 95.9-FM The Ranch’s annual battle of the bands at White Elephant Saloon.



Flying High

Fort Worth electronica-metal quintet Sky Eats Airplane is about to go full-throttle.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Growing up in Fort Worth’s Arlington Heights neighborhood in the late 1990s, Sky Eats Airplane guitarist and co-songwriter Lee Duck got into music by collaborating with childhood friends Dan Hunter and singer Brack Cantrell â...


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, ...



Countdown

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...


Dylan Sneed

No Worse for the Wear (Self-released)
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About a year ago, young Dallas songwriter Dylan Sneed decided to flip the ratio of time spent working his corporate job and time spent making music. The fact that he felt he had been, in his own words, “surplussed” at work ...



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...