Prodigal Sons

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


Listen Up
It’s not so rare that a band claims to have formed out of inspiration from a single album as it is unusually honest. Most musicians want to be considered eclectic and well-listened even if only a handful of tunes truly served...

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...

Behind the Microphone

C&W singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann has traveled through Kansas and Cowtown, Levelland and Nashville to take center stage — finally.
Jimmy Fowler
Until the age of nine, 27-year-old singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann spent countless hours at a place where a lot of kids start developing their social skills: the skating rink.

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.

South-by Wrap-Up

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.

Mob Rules

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.

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.

Arcade Fire

Listen Up
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.

More Cowtown at South-by

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.