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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,”...

Cattle Dog Clay Perry

When you meet Clay Perry, he is outwardly deferential and humble. The spiritual-minded rapper uses his natural humility and “sir” and “ma’am” rural charm...

Coyote Spirit

Musical renegade Red Shahan says he is in “new and unfamiliar territory.” He and his girlfriend are starting a family and planting roots, raising...

You’ve Gotta See Big Mike

As a toddler, Michael Richardson would haul a suitcase full of 45rpm rock records around his house. He couldn’t even read, but if a...

Panhandling Law Hampers Buskers

Ray Russell has been playing blues guitar around Fort Worth for more than 25 years. For the past year, he has been a busker,...

Dead Vinyl’s Rebirth

Last year, Dead Vinyl entered that career phase a lot of bands go through when all the members live together. In lots of cases,...

The Unknowable Psyche of Same Brain

The one time I saw Same Brain was when they opened for Son of Stan and Steve Gnash at the latter’s tape release party...

Nice Work If You Can Get It

A common adage soft-pedaled to many aspiring musicians is “don’t quit your day job.” That prickly little quip is often spoken by a parent,...

New Local Music

Red Shahan’s Men & Coyotes (Magnolia Records) At first glance, “Men & Coyotes” seems like a silly name for a song, much less an album. And then...

Cody Lynn Boyd: Branded

Cody Lynn Boyd has a look: shaggy blond hair, bowled and trimmed just above the eyebrows, and an all-black uniform of jet-black boots, jeans, and turtleneck, imbuing...