Music

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...


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...



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.



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...


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...



Keite Young

The Show
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.


Incubus

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A couple of years ago, after more than a decade of mainstream success, radio-prog giants Incubus found themselves on the verge of industry-caused destruction.



Willard Grant Conspiracy

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An ambitious, musically sophisticated album that should be played loud to catch all of the nuances, Willard Grant Conspiracy’s Let It Roll could be labeled orchestral rock. Together, the 10 songs on this moody, mostly molasse...


Song of the City

James Hinkle colors Cowtown red, hot, and blue on his new album.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Fort Worth of bluesman James Hinkle’s music is not pretty, but is it supposed to be?