Posts Tagged ‘music’
Solo Lucci. Courtesy of Solo Lucci

Solo Time

Solo Lucci is poised to be hip-hop’s next superstar.
Last month, Chris Brown’s seventh album, Royalty, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts. When the R&B stylist’s label, RCA, started taking pre-orders a few weeks before the release date, the single “Wrist,” featu...


Who’s Against Hooters?

A group of locals led by Sundance Square creator Ed Bass is apparently trying to become the human embodiment of a big brassiere –– they’re trying to constrain Hooters! (Woh, woh.) A developer wants to bring the world’s ...


GRO at 15

With a new, countrified sound, Green River Ordinance is ready to go another 15 years. And more.
Eric Griffey
On a cold, dreary January afternoon, somewhere amid a neat row of bunker-esque buildings in an industrial area near Six Flags in Arlington, a man was standing in a doorway aggressively rapping over what sounded like the soundtr...


Solo Lucci + TUC = Big Time!

In my column last week –– don’t fall asleep! I promise this story will get better! –– I discussed the virtues of staying in the Fort to reach the next level as opposed to relocating to some established industry power-...

Kevin Aldridge isn’t opposed to compiling his one-at-a-time released tracks for a future album.

Juando a La Vez

Scene veteran Kevin Aldridge is taking his career one song at a time.
Jasun Lee
The formula for a band to release music to the masses has been the same for more than three quarters of a century: Write and record an album, release a single, play a ton of shows promoting said album, hope you have gained enou...

Andy Pickett. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Saved by the Southside

Piano man Andy Pickett may be the only one who doesn’t love his music.
Eric Grubbs
A steady stream of people comes in and out of Avoca Coffee on West Magnolia Avenue. It’s a cool Saturday afternoon, though many of the Near Southside coffee shop’s customers arrive on bike. Sitting on a bench in the parking...

Look out, Taylor. Here comes Maren Morris. Straight outta Arlington.

Hello, Maren!

I’m sure you’ve already heard the news, because you’re on Facebook, and you can’t live without it, and even when your phone is 20 feet away from you, you feel vibrations on your thigh near where your pocket would be, bu...


Best/Oddest Local Vids of ’15

As a hairy, belching byproduct of the MTV generation, I see social media, Facebook and Instagram specifically, as the average millennial’s primary source for video treatments of pop songs. Because for a while back there, afte...

Bad Blonde is writing songs for a second album and playing more shows. Photo courtesy of Bad Blonde.

Blonde Ambition

This young trio has a throwback sound and positive message
Jasun Lee
Dylan Owens is a different breed of punk. Bad Blonde’s twentysomething frontman is an anti-millennial –– confident with an air of positivity yet unfazed and unaltered by the typical narcissism and sense of entitlement tha...

Joshua Roman plays with FWSO, Fri-Sun.

Electronical Music

Fort Worth Weekly
For those of you who think Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is at its best playing contemporary music, this weekend is the time to hit Bass Hall. They’re playing two works by Mason Bates, the composer who turns 39 in a few weeks...