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Solo Time

Last month, Chris Brown’s seventh album, Royalty, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts. When the R&B stylist’s label, RCA, started taking pre-orders...

Best Local Songs of ’16

There were so many good songs this year, there’s no way I could have kept up with all of them, but I managed to...

A Beat like No Other

In some circles, Mike Lackey is a celebrity. The Fort Worth-based beatboxer has elevated his craft far beyond the ’80s-era Fat Boys standard of...

Top 10 Local Songs of the Year

Like all lists, this one is inadequate, as was last week’s stab at picking an Album of the Year. So why try? What’s the...

New Local Music

Heater, Reaching for Things Unknown (Twistworthy Records) Geez, where did Heater come from? On first listen to the Fort Worth band’s new 7-inch EP, Reaching...

Andy Pickett’s Ticket

Andy Pickett is ready to have a career in music. He just doesn’t seem sure how. The burly, bushy-headed, soft-spoken, self-taught pianist is on...

Beer-tastic Party Songs

Like purple syrup and hip-hop and like massive amounts of cocaine and Duran Duran, beer and rock just go together. Sure, C&W pickers and...

Remembering Vinnie Paul

Vincent Paul Abbott was a nice guy. Though a rock star, he never met a stranger. He made some feel like a rock star...

Minors Strike Major Chord

The high school years spawn many a musician’s first band. In fairness, a good deal of those projects could be better described as the...
Like The Light Crust Doughboys, Shotgun Friday harks back to the days when bands had sponsors.

Slammin’ Sounds

Shotgun Friday is blending music with craft beer know-how into an eclectic mix of sounds that co-frontman and banjoist Tony Drewry has dubbed “hill-hop,”...