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Top 20 Local Rappers

Weekly associate editor Eric Griffey is the smartest man in the world. Now, we know what you’re thinking: We’re only saying that because he...

Devin Leigh, “Searching for the Truth,” Self-Released

Last year, Fort Worth native Devin Leigh released Chants and Incantations, a bluesy, guitar-drenched collection of original songs that sounded gnarly as background music...

Jacob Furr’s Sierra Madre

Jacob Furr Sierra Madre (Self-released)   On 2014’s Trials and Traces, Jacob Furr delivered a heartbreaking work of staggering darkness in the wake of losing his wife...

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...
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...

James McMurtry’s White Noise

James McMurtry has wrapped up a new album, and he’s playing Magnolia Motor Lounge on Friday. The album will be the follow-up to the...

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,...

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,...

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...

R.I.P. Kevin Short

Like most news, I learned about Kevin Short’s passing from a casual glance at my phone. It came last Monday, December 30, and I...