Local avant-garde and straight-ahead jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen already serves as the ultimate music educator in town.
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.
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.
Norah Jones has done a lot to quash the expectations established by her first album, 2002’s Come Away With Me.
Fort Worth bluegrass masters Cadillac Sky take the traditional route but make pit stops for pop.
Although he’s a professional Nashville songwriter who’s had material covered by the likes of Brad Martin, George Strait, and Kenny Rogers, Cadillac Sky’s lead vocalist and mandolin player Bryan Simpson didn’t wander the...
This week, thousands of bands will be crisscrossing the Metroplex on their way to and from the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin.
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.
With some national exposure and a superlative new record under their belt, the Radiant boys can only go up.
Daniel Hopkins, 26-year-old drummer for the North Texas synth-pop outfit Radiant, talks in almost spiritual terms about the group’s performance before a million-plus plus live spectators at Times Square’s New Year’s Eve 2...
On Monday, the FCC and the four major commercial radio conglomerates reached an agreement that will result in more airtime for independent artists.
In 2004, as Austin singer-songwriter James McMurtry was barricading himself behind a career iron curtain over the Iraq War, a more obscure musical entity from the state’s capital made its recording debut with a bright-eyed, c...