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...
One Fort Worth jazz legend leaves behind a legacy, the other a legacy and a stack of records.
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.
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...
Esopus magazine isn’t really a magazine as much as it’s a distribution tool, like a record label or art gallery.
Rockish sonic art from here and around the world has a home in Fort Worth’s Dada Drumming record label.
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.
Arkansas native Effron White’s vocal style has been compared to that of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and John Prine.
Sly Stone’s brief, dramatic performance at the 2006 Grammy Awards was the reclusive singer-player-writer-producer’s first major appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and it serves as a vis...
Now that the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is winding down (thank God), we can get back to the business of rocking out. I mean, seriously: I understand that the type of people who typically cruise the midway at the Wil...
Got to thinking about Michael (Jackson, not Jordan) the other day after learning that he’s back in the States for the first time since his child molestation trial a year ago.
Two years ago, an obscure rapper from Houston made his national debut with a decent album of boasting, toasting, and balling that probably would have gone unremarked if not for one thing: On pretty much every track, he raps his...