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Ryan Scroggins and The Trenchtown Texans

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Listen, elitist music bloggers, we get it.


Observe the Revolving Door

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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...



With a Bullet

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


T-Wrex

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



Wave the Flag

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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 ...


The High Life

The Lifters rise up.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
Singer-songwriter Peter Black had almost had it with music, especially with flaky backing musicians.



Di Meliora Ferant

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


Red Monroe

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



Blues Now, Blues Later

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OK, I admit. I’m not the biggest blues fan. Not because the sound is offensive – it isn’t, in general, though there are only so many times a body can be force-fed another one of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s hits...


Ramblin’ Men

A local trad-country band is a history lesson told in plinks, plunks, and a whole lotta heart.
Jimmy Fowler
A couple of years ago, Tyler Rougeux had a transformative experience.