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Up to Scratch

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Guthrie Kennard, Rick Babb, and James Michael Taylor are local singer-songwriters who sometimes perform as a trio called Buddies. Mostly, though, they blaze individual musical trails. Taylor has received plenty of ink in the We...


The Royal Savages (Ben Coker, James Hughes, Addison White, and Lauren Moore) want their audiences to have a good time and feel the love. Pitaru

Out of Cover

Alt-folkies The Royal Savages are preaching their own musical gospel.
JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of musicians like to sneer at the idea of cover bands –– groups whose sole purpose is to pay tribute, via performance, to artists they idolize. But many (arguably most) unique musical voices were developed by emulatin...



Fogg: They’re aiming for Mount Doom.

Heavy, Heavy Fogg

The band and its members may be young, but the local doomsters are already getting in deep.
STEVE STEWARD
Consider Black Sabbath for a moment. While the band is widely known for laying the foundations of heavy metal with the ominous, tritonic riffage found on their landmark debut album Black Sabbath, people tend to forget that the ...


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Growin’ Up Is Hard to Do

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As anti-rock ‘n’ roll as it sounds, everyone has to grow up sometime. Including rap metal artists. That’s the message from Jason Taylor, lead singer of the Fort Worth metal outfit Sweetooth, which is on the bill with a he...



Noteworthy

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THIS WEEK: Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band 6pm Sat. $23-35. Denton Bible Church, 2300 E University Dr, Denton. 800-965-9324. UPCOMING CONCERTS: Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival w/John Mayall, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Tr...


The Ridglea Theater is back again

Once Again to the Ridglea

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Ridglea Theater is back. Again. A grand reopening of the Ridglea Club, Ridglea Lounge, and the 1,400-capacity theater is scheduled for September, according to the camp of Jerry Shults, owner of The Gas Pipe, a Southwestern chai...



Kevin Buchanan, Steph Buchanan, Mandy Hand, and Aubrey Savage play cheerful, upbeat songs with smart, long sentences.

Literary Deviltry

The Diabolical Machines will Drag You Away with their first EP.
JIMMY FOWLER
Some talented bands toil for years in obscurity, playing live shows and recording songs without so much as a nod from the press or the local scene. And then there are groups with relatively little experience who seem to suddenl...


The Will Callers' debut has been a long time coming but is worth the wait.

The Will Callers: A Lot Left

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The Will Callers, led by co-founders Jake Murphy (guitar, vocals) and drummer Daniel Slatton (drums, vocals), are one of the best respected, most progressive alt-country rock bands in North Texas. And they’re definitely one o...



Frontwoman Moore: “We figured out that if it looked like we were having fun [onstage], the audience was more likely to have fun, too.”

Morning Stars

Glitzy popsters The Breakfast Machine look to the future.
JIMMY FOWLER
One thing that distinguishes The Breakfast Machine from other local pop-rockers is the voice of lead singer Meghann Moore. While many young vocalists bend, slur, and generally improvise their notes and phrasings, the 20-year-ol...


Twang rocker Joey Green’s new album was produced by the guy behind records from Wilco, Steve Earle, and Uncle Tupelo. Why is Green still stuck in the sports bar/barbecue joint circuit?

Killer or Filler?

There’s more to the Fort than indie-rock, as these new discs prove.
JIMMY FOWLER, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND JEFF PRINCE
So indie-rock has taken over Fort Worth. Not so fast, kemo sabe. There’s still more to Le Fort than smart, melodic, rough-around-the-edges rock. Exhibit A: the following newish recordings.   Joey Green’s Lo 5 Joey Gree...