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Nice Major’s California Colors

Dimitrius Jones
Fort Worth-based rapper Nice Major’s California Colors is a sonic collage of West Coast-style synth, slow-riding beats, droning, mind-bending notes, and intricate rhymes with superior pop sensibilities. The production quality...


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Music Awards Are Here

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Welcome to our 20th Annual Music Awards, a celebration of all of the great tuneage that comes out of the great 817 every year. Here’s a primer. For both the uninitiated and old-head alike. The Music Awards are just for fun, j...



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Keeping Busy

Luke McGlathery isn’t just a popular sideman — his own material is creating a buzz.
JASUN LEE
Luke McGlathery is a busy dude. If the Fort Worth singer-songwriter isn’t playing gigs to promote his new album Life Ain’t Hard, or backing up his friends on bass or fiddle for their own shows, his evenings are occupied hos...


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Joe Gorgeous: Clean, Scuzzy, Smart

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Some guys just have it. They have a knack for working their bands in all the right ways. I’m not saying that Joey Gorman is some sort of Svengali, just that he’s almost as good at getting a band out there as he is leading o...



(From left to right) Luis Moreno, Justin King, and Jack Bellomy are the core players in Black Market Garden. Photo by Armando Vera.

CAM Can Do It

Southwest High’s kids won’t stop, can’t stop rocking.
Jeff Prince
Jack Black’s shrieking and guitar shredding in School of Rock would fit in fine at Southwest High School’s Contemporary Academy of Music. CAM offers free rehearsal space and professional recording equipment, allowing studen...


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Smoke-free Billy Bob’s: One Small Step

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It started with Eric. My buddy was the first among our crew of borderline dangerous jackasses to quit smoking. This was maybe seven or eight years ago, when it seemed the whole world lit up. Grandparents, little sisters, Cambod...



As the Siberian Traps, (from left to right) Mike Best, Seth Reeves, Ben Hance, and Peter Wierenga take Americana rock in a new direction. Photo by Walt Burns.

Siberian Traps: Supermen

The vehicle for singer-songwriter Seth Reeves returns after some time off.
Steve Steward
Seth Reeves has lots of things to say about living in Nashville. Some are good. Others, not so much. “It’s the city of shattered dreams,” he deadpanned recently over beers at a Fort Worth bar with the rest of the Siberian...


Forget Wesley Willis. Here are your real outsider geniuses.

Complete: Truly Outré Stars

Even after nearly a million YouTube views and seven SXSW-sanctioned shows, the Fort Worth metal-heads are still too horrible to be hip.
Anthony Mariani
That they weren’t in tune was expected, and even if they wanted to, the four unkempt, frumpy middle-aged dudes making up the Fort Worth metal band Complete could not have corralled one another into the same zip code of the rh...



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Krum’s Bare Knuckle Gospel

Jeremy Hallock
What a difference a name makes. The new joint by Tarrant County rapper Krum (formerly known as Playdough) and producer DJ Rob Viktum is a first-person saga of redemption, faith, and identity told over soulful, haunting samples ...


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James Hinkle: Still Ticking

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(Update below.) First, the good news. Veteran Fort Worth bluesman, painter, and all around great guy James Hinkle is alive. The bad news: His full recovery from emergency heart surgery last week might sidetrack him from a tour ...