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Movies About Maids

The Help looks poised to be a huge hit this weekend, and everyone is healthily chewing over the book and the film’s racial politics....

Cody Jinks Hits 30

The lanky stoner-looking dude at the bar at the White Elephant Saloon in the Stockyards might seem a little out of place amid all...

Critical MASS

It’s not unusual for a bar, restaurant, or music venue to have a small army of investors. To get a project off the ground,...

Suzie Q, Baby, We Love You

A minor key kind of feeling draped itself over the local music scene after the recent death of Susan Jennifer Oberhofer-Maben, better known as...

Henry the Archer, Zero Is a Number, (Hand Drawn Records)

Henry the Archer’s latest effort highlights the best qualities of this three-piece band led by a New Jersey native turned Fort Worth transplant. Passion,...

Easy, Shannon

Listen: A giant lived here. Ronald Shannon Jackson was born in Fort Worth on Jan. 12, 1940. He died here on Saturday, of leukemia, in...

R.I.P. Wesley Hathaway

On Sept 26, longtime club owner and eccentric local music emissary Wesley Hathaway, 69, finally succumbed to cancer. I first met her in the...

Phantom Sensation’s Blackgrass Express

Phantom Sensation Blackgrass Express (Self-released)   By the end of Blackgrass Express, the debut album by the Fort Worth-by-way-of-Burleson husband-and-wife folk outfit Phantom Sensation, you can tell their...
The bluesy psych-rocking Hanna Barbarians intend on releasing a series of EPs over the next several months instead of a single recording.

Death of the Album?

About a week ago, Dallas Observer writer and former local musician Daniel Hopkins penned a column about local bands and albums, specifically about the...

Maren Morris Is Our Hero

Maren Morris sure can write some catchy tunes. With only one or two exceptions, every moment of her major label debut from June is...