Music

David Kimbrough Jr.

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David Kimbrough Jr.’s mix of old-time blues soul sounds on Shell-Shocked undoubtedly reflects the influence of his father Junior Kimbrough’s hypnotic blues groove. The elder Kimbrough died in 1998 at the age of 67, spending...


Incendiary Boys

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From crude, angular, and tough yet imminently accomplished, Incendiary has quickly matured and become less raw, more poppy. The band’s new e.p., Only As Hard As You Make It, isn’t just good for a local band. Based on a few ...



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Jimmy Fowler
The 34-year-old singer, guitarist, and songwriter Ryan Higgs must be sick to death of the constant comparisons he gets to Paul Westerberg, although Higgs is happy with the association and declares without hesitation that The Re...


Big Machines

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U2-ish rockers Titan Moon have been quiet ’round these parts lately, chiefly because primary songwriters Tyler Casey and Nate Schneidewent got better things to do – I shit you not.



Charlie Musselwhite

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Delta Hardware is hard-edged, harmonica-laced, electric blues from the bottom of Charlie Musselwhite’s roots (Mississippi Delta via Memphis and Chicago). Musselwhite, who recently settled in the Sonoma County wine country of ...


Sam Bush

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The difference between bluegrass and newgrass is kinda like the difference between rockabilly and early rock ’n’ roll: The latter, at its best, draws inspiration from a wider, more colorful palette. Co-founder of the New Gr...



POPFEST!

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Music festival season is officially in full swing, especially ’round these parts. This weekend sees not one but two indie festivals, and they’re both brand spankin’ new.


Stars and Bars (and Product Endorsements)

Justin Press
Ax-man extraordinaire “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott may be gone, but don’t think for a second that he hasn’t left behind a treasure trove of music.



FWWMA Wrap-Up

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Our ninth annual Music Awards showcase last week in Sundance Square couldn’t have gone better. And I don’t think I’m being hyperbolic.


Man Factory, Sensitivity Boosters

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Grand Prairie quirk-pop darlings Man Factory have finally updated a few of their home recordings and dropped them onto this disc alongside some tunes from self-proclaimed “emo-rappers” Sensitivity Boosters.