Music

Cool and No Gang

One-man blue-eyed soul band Browningham is back, and once again, he’s black.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Incredibly, there are a lot of scenesters here who have no idea who Nathan Brown is. None!


Various artists

Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration (Stax Records/Concord Music Group)
Listen Up
While Motown was getting a lot of well-deserved glory for its soul music successes in the 1960s and ’70s, Stax was in the trenches digging up and sharing funky, Southern-rooted, R&B-based soul. The label put 243 songs on...



Ben Kweller

The Show
Had Ben Kweller been alive and making music during the ‘70s, he would have made a killing writing theme songs for classic television shows.


Don’t Bring ‘Momma’ to SXSW

Hearsay
There are just some neo-traditional country songs that have “classic” written all over them, and Jerrod Niemann’s “I Love Women (My Momma Can’t Stand)” is one.



Blood of the Sun

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Blood of the Sun is a new local band, built from the spare parts of Sourvein, Storm at Sunrise, Rotting Corpse, and a couple of other hard North Texas groups.


Ascension

One Fort Worth jazz legend leaves behind a legacy, the other a legacy and a stack of records.
ANTHONY MARIANI
For years, monster jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen and drummer Duane Durrett have watched fellow North Texas jazzbos retire peacefully, almost too peacefully, to the Great Hereafter.



South-by, New Ealey

Hearsay
The four Fort Worth bands selected to play sanctioned showcases at SXSW next month aren’t any surprise: Best Fwends, Bosque Brown, The Rocket Summer, and The Theater Fire. They’ve all played the annual music festiva...


Sunny Sweeney

Listen Up
It was last fall when Sunny Sweeney’s self-produced debut c.d. first arrived in the mail. Not that it was particularly momentous.



Surreality Bites

Rockish sonic art from here and around the world has a home in Fort Worth’s Dada Drumming record label.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Dada Drumming record label founder and sole employee Greg Babbitt takes a samurai’s approach to life and work: Live every moment as if you’re already dead.


Twisted Case?

Hearsay
On Tue., Feb. 13, in Midland, a judge will determine the fate – and possibly the career – of Fort Worth rapper Twisted Black. Found guilty in November of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack, Black, 35...