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The Resolution of Izzy

Stag Punk

Have Yourself a Melancholy Christmas

Jefferson Colby Ain’t Going Nowhere

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Got Bars? The Rap Game

More than any genre’s artists, rappers seem to be (by far) the most entrepreneurial and brand conscious. (Remember Dave Chappelle’s “Wu-Tang Financial” sketch?) Nationally,...

Joe Gorgeous’ “Wet Cement” Is Rock Solid

The low-key yet watch-steady buzz that has followed Joey Gorman since his days co-fronting the dirty Stones-rock outfit The Longshots is likely about to...

Fort Worth Now or Later?

Back during South by Southwest’s halcyon days (circa 1998-2008), I’m pretty sure that for most of us visiting journalists and other, much less cool...

Complete’s Three Cents

Youth is the ambrosia that sustains both rock ’n’ roll and hip-hop. A steady injection of new blood is fundamental to the unspoken, yet...

SXFW

In two weeks, South-by-Southwest, the annual corporate branding showcase masquerading as a music festival, descends upon Austin, the world’s most eminent Important Music City....

Good Sinners, Great Barbecue

You wouldn’t think of the Railhead Smokehouse in Parker County as a musical hub. But that’s where twangy quintet Chance Ray & The Good...

Springtime Rec Sports

I’d bet two or maybe even three drink tickets that every musician who’s ever had a “main band” has at least fantasized about doing...

Wrex’s Winter is Here

Bravado has been the chitinous veneer that has armored the soul of hip-hop since its inception nearly four decades ago. What began with perspicacious MCs...

Laughs at MASS

Ask anyone who runs a music venue, and they’ll probably concede that their stage is pretty much open to anything that brings bodies through...

Claire Hinkle: Good Girl

How many times have you heard musicians say they joined a rock band to get laid? Well, all that van-balling creates babies, you know....