Blues, on Main or in the House

This much about the Main Street Blues Room is true. It is located on Main Street, in historic Grapevine.


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It wasn’t all that long ago when the guys in Hogpig were splitting time between two stellar North Texas bands: Little Grizzly, cut from nearly the same cloth as better-known neighbors Centro-matic, and the brilliantly silly B...

Sound Waves

Dan Hunter, a.k.a. PlayRadioPlay, has done what it takes to put his brand of electro-straightedge in front of a national audience.
Some guys have all the luck.

Charles Mingus

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Legacy churns out many reissues from Columbia, RCA, and smaller, “swallowed-up” labels.


Too Strong/The Art of Transition (Self-released)
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With no identifiable tracks — or limitations — North Texas improvisationalists Ghostcar’s Too Strong/The Art of Transition is a paradox in polycarbonate.

Larry Joe Taylor

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The guy who coined “coastal-and-western” has learned a thing through the years.


A news story published last week in the Star-Telegram strongly suggested that the Ridglea Theater would be closing or auctioned off due to the owners of the building’s inability to pay their taxes.

Relatively Heavy

With a stunning debut album under their belt, the two brothers and a friend who make up Jefferson Colby are Inadaze.
Danny Mabe grew up the youngest of three brothers in a highly musically talented family.

Various Artists

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Taking its name from revolutionary rebels in Nicaragua, Sandinista!, The Clash’s groundbreaking album from 1980, is “an exciting, sprawling mess,” according to writer Jimmy Guterman, who put together The Sandinista! Proje...

Watermelon Slim & the Workers

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Watermelon Slim is an ex-reporter, ex-sanitation truck driver, ex-lots-of-jobs bluesman and Vietnam vet who quit the “real world” after a heart attack in 2002 to play the blues all the time.