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Ronnie Heart: Moving on Up

The Fort Worth dance party king’s long-awaited EP is out.
Jasun Lee
A text saying, “I’m on my way!” hits my phone as Neon Indian’s 2010 anthem “Deadbeat Summer” starts playing in a coffee shop on Lower Greenville where I am awaiting the arrival of Ronnie Heart. Five years ago, the 3...


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CoyoteHead: Indie-Rock Roots

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Based on CoyoteHead’s self-titled debut EP from December, you’d never even know the two-year-old quartet has indie-rock roots –– frontman Kyle Barnhill and drummer Jake Webster are from the dearly departed cut*off. All ...



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New Local Music

Rejoice! Bomb Quixote, Missing Sibling, and Ronnie Heart have new music.
BY EDWARD BROWN, ERIC GRUBBS, AND STEVE STEWARD
Bomb Quixote’s Netflix and Chill It’s kinda funny that Netflix and Chill has a song called “Why Wolves” on it, because somewhere near the end of EP-closer “T-Virus,” I realized that Bomb Quixote will probably appeal...


Bringing back Jill Scott, Mary J., and Lauyrn Hill: Fort Worth's Reagan James.

Friday on the Green Is Here

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Breaking news: Filthy rich people will do anything short of stash their money beneath their Bergères to avoid paying taxes, leaving the rest of us plebes with the bill, because we working-class types enjoy only raping, robbing...



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Quaker City Night Hawks: Just Weird Enough

Quaker City Nighthawks are poised to be the biggest band in outer space.
Steve Steward
Singer-guitarist and co-frontman Sam Anderson took a breath and recited the band’s latest descriptor, the one that goes out in PR e-mails to writers like me who love it when a publicist does a lot of the creative lifting. “...


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Life Ain’t Hard (Self-released)
Jasun Lee
Luke McGlathery has been a musical pillar around Fort Worth for the past few years. Whether it’s with his former bluegrass outfit Big City Folk, hosting weekly open-mic nights at Lola’s Saloon, or grabbing his violin and ho...



Don't let Reagan James' Instagram-winning Reagan James-ness obfuscate your appreciation of her amazing voice and mixed-genre tuneage. Courtesy Instagram.

Reagan James: Unique, Unfortunately

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This is not a knock on our rock, country, rap, folk, or jazz. Fort Worth is incredibly lucky that so many of its talented brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors, enemies and other bartenders, funnel their creative energy t...


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Missing Sibling: Going Their Own Way

Missing Sibling finds the answers in DIY.
Steve Steward
The living room of Drew Gabbert’s house in North Richland Hills was dark despite the kitchen ceiling’s LEDs and the lights from a bedroom down the hall and the patio outside, where his wife, Lisa, drank beers with some frie...



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Fun, Fun, Fun ’til …

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No. 1 in big time college football, Alabama also fights on! fights on! fights on! every year for the top spot in homicides, poverty, obesity, joblessness, and racism –– the University of Alabama desegregated its sororities ...


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Lost in the Crowd at SXSW

Except for the parking, crowds, cops, bands, and venues, this year’s festival was a blast.
Steve Steward
In retrospect, complaining about any part of South by Southwest sounds inordinately whiny. It’s not on par with bitching that the gold leaf on your gold leaf-topped ice cream sundae is oddly shaped but whiny nevertheless. So ...