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Siberian Traps’ Stray Dogs

I don’t want to say that Siberian Traps have finally found their sound, because that would suggest that the five-piece’s previous material, watermarked by...

Cex

The pseudonym for songwriter/producer Riyan Kidwell, Cex works from a palette of moody atmospherics; tinny, loud, and occasionally funky drums; and a harmonic swirl...

Nice Major’s California Colors

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...

Doug Burr

Denton singer-songwriter Doug Burr deserves international success, but in the meantime he may consider grief counseling. On Promenade, a joint release by national indie label...

The Hype

It’s hard to be objective about rap-rock. While it’s more or less an amusingly tasteless footnote to the mid-to-late ’90s, it got a lot...

Tim Hensley

Tim Hensley's debut CD, Long Monday, has been a long time coming and is sure to stand as one of the best country-bluegrass releases...

Carlene Carter

Carlene Carter's first CD of new material since 1995, Stronger, is an independent woman's coming-to-terms-with-the-world-of-broken-hearts collection of country and occasionally country-rock songs. There is...

The Juke Jumpers

When I first hit the Fort back in '78, Robert Ealey's New Bluebird Night Club seemed like a hipster utopia, where TCU kids and...

Michelle Mayfield

The title of Michelle Mayfield’s most recent c.d. comes from a Ralph Waldo Emerson line: “What lies behind us and what lies before us...

Drug Mountain

One wonders if Lester Bangs was foreseeing this when he wrote that rock 'n' roll is a "raw wail from the bottom of the...