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Big Heaven, Olivia (Dreamy Life Records)

Olivia is Big Heaven’s second EP, the successor to last year’s Strike a Match, and like that release, it shares principal songwriter Mandy Hand’s...

The Me-Thinks’ “Mr. Dude,” “Rock Deaf”

The Me-Thinks “Mr. Dude,” “Rock Deaf” (Indian Casino Records) If you ask me, the whole notion of “songwriter” as a type of music is meaningless. Even the...

Big Red Ants’ Last Year’s Big Fall

Big Red Ants Last Year’s Big Fall Big Red Ants’ debut album, Last Year’s Big Fall, is a 10-song collection of catchy alt-rock tunes. Occasionally, 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...

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Talking records with an Aussie chum recently, I professed to be impressed that the Beatles' first album was recorded in just 10 hours. "That's...

Summer Dean’s Unladylike

Summer Dean Unladylike (Self-released)   Summer Dean has been working on her solo material for years, playing shows frequently (including opening for notable country stars Sam Outlaw and...

The Burning Hotels

A maelstrom of cymbals and aggressive, feverish guitars, Novels sets a hectic pace from the get-go. A chaotic feeling pervades the 37 minutes and...

Alexandria Rhea’s Naked Soul

Alexandria Rhea Naked Soul (Self-released) “Naked” is the obvious adjective used to describe Alexandria Rhea’s debut EP. The 27-year-old Cleburne native not only appears bare-skinned from the waist...

VVOES’ Get Your Life

VVoes Get Your Life (Self-released) Shortly after debuting its demos online in 2015, Fort Worth-based Ill Smiths began generating a solid amount of buzz around the region...

Ray Reed

It's a great miscarriage of fortune for the Fort Worth blues scene that Lady Pearl Johnson never released any recordings during her lifetime. Sure,...