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Bruising

Locals The Black Bonnets dig deep into the past to unearth some brutal beauty.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
I love to see musicians squirm,” David Matsler said, beaming his best shit-eating grin over a half-finished glass of whiskey.


Various artists

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As any good soundtrack should, Honeydripper helps bring the movie to life by creating, along with the scenery and the actors, the atmosphere that lets the DELETE breathe.



Doctor’s Blues

Hearsay
He’s feeling fine, he’s been cancer-free since undergoing treatment several months ago, and he’s still playing, writing, and producing. But last week, legendary Fort Worth native and current Austin resident St...


Class from the Past

Fort Worthian Betty Buckley enjoys a resurgence of sorts, much to one writer’s glee.
Tom Geddie
A gift from 40 years ago arrived in the mail just before Christmas, a CD called Betty Buckley 1967, with the semi-iconic Fort Worth entertainer smiling playfully on the cover.



Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies

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Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies’ Bluebird is a lyrically interesting rock CD that leans toward aggressive, energy-filled folk.


Flat People

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After fronting bands in Austin, then going solo in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter and native Dallasite Bob Guittard made his journey back to Big D in 2002 to launch Flat People.



The Crash That Took Me

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Why is everybody so nostalgic all the time?


Solo Voce

Trading in tails for jeans has been a blessing for singer-songwriter Jordan Critz.
Jimmy Fowler
Ad-libbing a new ending to a Mozart concerto changed Jordan Critz’ world – not to mention his standing in the piano competition in which he was playing.



Wynton Marsalis

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Good jazz is based on emotion. At its best, it colors outside the lines.


Newness En Route

Hearsay
Anglophilia here in the States usually – and annoyingly – takes the form of obsession with the royal family. Prince William washed his hair today, OMFG! Tell me more! Seriously, I don’t get the attraction, but...