Music

Blood of the Sun

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Blood of the Sun is a new local band, built from the spare parts of Sourvein, Storm at Sunrise, Rotting Corpse, and a couple of other hard North Texas groups.


Ascension

One Fort Worth jazz legend leaves behind a legacy, the other a legacy and a stack of records.
ANTHONY MARIANI
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.



Effron White

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Arkansas native Effron White’s vocal style has been compared to that of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and John Prine.


Twisted Case?

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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...



Sly & the Family Stone

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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...


Surreality Bites

Rockish sonic art from here and around the world has a home in Fort Worth’s Dada Drumming record label.
CAROLINE COLLIER
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.



The Baptist Generals

The Show
Esopus magazine isn’t really a magazine as much as it’s a distribution tool, like a record label or art gallery.


Daymond Callahan

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Apparently more determined to explore than to hew to genre, Daymond Callahan’s Music Society is focused on inspired, professional orchestration.



Stella! (Rose)

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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...


Mr. Jones

ANTHONY MARIANI
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...