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Music Feature

Armani’s Gotta Have It

Prince Armani wasn’t optimistic when he submitted his song “Another Cold Summer” to be in an upcoming Spike Lee project. The 24-year-old Eastside rapper...
Unger: “The reason I love [this group] is because there’s no ego here.” Allyson V. Williams

On the Flipside

Flipside has had the same lineup for 12 years, but there’s little else about the jazz trio that can be called predictable. At a...

Killer or Filler?

James Michael Taylor’s Man That I Am By all rights, the ultra-prolific Fort Worth singer-songwriter-actor-eccentric James Michael Taylor should be one of those local artists...

Connected

To get where they are now, as the heads of a recently founded full-service indie label, twentysomethings Zaq Bell and Jarrett Vamvakidis have been...
They’re wild. They’re wacky. They’re Lindby. Melissa Claire

Lindby: Nerd Out

It’s a safe bet that not many bands around here take the stage and perform the theme to Doctor Who, the video game soundtracks...

Long, Race

On a Saturday night in late September, a small, genteel (and gentile), NPR-ish crowd drifted into the Jefferson Freedom Café, a meeting room in...
Nice Major: “I’m a fan of Lady Gaga, Queen, Kanye. That’s also what I want ... everybody to see.”

Major Niceness

Fort Worth isn’t short on rappers, that’s for sure. But most of them are gangsta. Their beats are simple and intentionally chintzy sounding, and...
The Frisky Disco is about to release an album and an EP and start work on another album.

Boogie Nights

Until recently, Fort Worth’s noisy blues-rock trio The Frisky Disco was having a rough go at it. They had been floundering, really, for the...

Calhoun: Heavy Sugar in the Bank

The fifth track on Heavy Sugar, the latest album from Fort Worth’s Calhoun, is a tune called “Heart of Junk,” a melancholy, black valentine...

Black Francis

Black Francis is an old stage name for Frank Black, an old stage name for Charles Thompson, lead singer of The Pixies. Bluefinger, Black...