Lil’ Brian and the Travelers

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Lil’ Brian’s music is a mix of zydeco and contemporary urban grooves — he calls it “Z-Funk.”

The Redwalls

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The Beatles left an immeasurable mark on popular music — there’s no denying their legacy.

Everybody’s Outlaw

Four albums, three films, a quadruple bypass, and a few busted vertebrae later, Billy Joe Shaver marches on.
Even if artists such as Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, and Elvis Presley have seen more chart action with Billy Joe Shaver’s tunes than the composer himself, the 67-year-old songwri...

Little Texas

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In 1997, I attended Little Texas’ farewell concert at Billy Bob’s Texas and witnessed a good but not great performance by an overblown group of country rockers with more ’tude than talent.

Soldierz of Fortune

One thing you don’t see a lot or enough of here in the Fort is rap artists selling CDs out of their trunks. (It doesn’t have to be a trunk. Any old car part – front seat, back seat, hood, scooter satchel ̵...

Bad Religion

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Here’s the truest thing we can say about New Maps of Hell, Bad Religion’s latest: “Well, it’s definitely a Bad Religion album.”

Shawn Camp and Billy Burnette

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Of all the versions of Elvis Presley songs done since his death, a dozen of the best are on this c.d., The Bluegrass Elvises Vol. 1. Shawn Camp and Billy Burnette’s bluegrass versions of hits such as “Don’t Be Cruel,” ...

Flying High

Fort Worth electronica-metal quintet Sky Eats Airplane is about to go full-throttle.
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 ...

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

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.