Music

Rickie Lee Jones

Listen Up
For her first new collection of original material in almost four years, the quixotic melody-making virtuoso Rickie Lee Jones doesn’t need a personal savior so much as a producer willing to rap her knuckles at the piano and sa...


Prodigal Sons

Hearsay
I’ve tried to hate Oliver Future. I really have.



Mob Rules

ANTHONY MARIANI
This past Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq. Across the globe, people demonstrated in front of their state capitols, U.S. embassies, and other, less fancy government institutions.


South-by Wrap-Up

Hearsay
Weekly scribe Caroline Collier also made the trip to Austin for South-by this year, and here are her reactions to some of Fort Worth’s representatives.



Sun at Arts Fifth Avenue

The Show
Local avant-garde and straight-ahead jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen already serves as the ultimate music educator in town.


More Cowtown at South-by

Hearsay
Two other Fort Worth acts that I’ve neglected to tell you about are scheduled to perform sanctioned showcases at SXSW. The first is R&B crooner and multi-instrumentalist Keite Young.



Arcade Fire

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With Neon Bible, Arcade Fire’s second effort and the follow-up to 2004’s hugely successful Funeral, the Canadian septet doesn’t just avoid the proverbial sophomore slump but completely obliterates it.


Cute is What We Aim For

The Show
This week, thousands of bands will be crisscrossing the Metroplex on their way to and from the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin.



Coupe de Fiddle

Fort Worth bluegrass masters Cadillac Sky take the traditional route but make pit stops for pop.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although he’s a professional Nashville songwriter who’s had material covered by the likes of Brad Martin, George Strait, and Kenny Rogers, Cadillac Sky’s lead vocalist and mandolin player Bryan Simpson didn’t wander the...


Norah Jones

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Norah Jones has done a lot to quash the expectations established by her first album, 2002’s Come Away With Me.