Posts Tagged ‘guitar’

Bruising

Locals The Black Bonnets dig deep into the past to unearth some brutal beauty.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
I love to see musicians squirm,” David Matsler said, beaming his best shit-eating grin over a half-finished glass of whiskey.


Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies

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Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies’ Bluebird is a lyrically interesting rock CD that leans toward aggressive, energy-filled folk.



Urizen

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Occult novelist William Blake describes the term “urizen” as the ultimate embodiment of conventional reason and law; a citizen of the universe, if you will.


Sawed Off Sick

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For a band that describes its origins as “from the depths of hell,” Dallas psychobilly outfit Sawed Off Sick writes some surprisingly singable and poignant tunes.



Viva Mariachi!

The Mexican-born musical genre is claiming more territory in Texas schools.
Jeff Prince
Eighth-grade lunch period meant most students were eating in the cafeteria or just chillin’ outside.


The Fellow Americans

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From the opening riff on Search for Numb, it’s obvious that The Fellow Americans aren’t interested in fancy production tricks or endless sonic nuances. The Fort Worth band simply rocks.



Hogpig

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It wasn’t all that long ago when the guys in Hogpig were splitting time between two stellar North Texas bands: Little Grizzly, cut from nearly the same cloth as better-known neighbors Centro-matic, and the brilliantly silly B...


Prodigal Picker

Fort Worth native Brad Davis has played with Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Billy Bob Thornton, Steve Earle, Warren Zevon, and Willie — where’s he been hidin’?
Jeff Prince
Few native sons have ridden their guitar as far as Brad Davis, who went from taking ax lessons in Fort Worth as a kid in the 1970s, to playing the Grapevine Opry in the 1980s with a bluegrass duo, to touring with the likes of M...



Gold Fingers

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For its first annual Allegro Guitar Festival and Allegro Amateur Competition, the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society has made sure it’s in good hands.


Rob Baird & the Whiskey Reunion

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Having a country-rock scene as thriving as the Fort’s spells great news for musical connoisseurs and not-so-great news for artists just emerging into it. In many cases, talent alone doesn’t cut it.