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The Year of Ryker Hall

The year 2018 hasn’t been kind to Ryker Hall – the person. He lost his digital marketing job and two grandparents died in quick...

Trái Bo: Whatever Works

Band names are often non-sequitur, a pair of unrelated words that sound good rolling off the tongue. Trái Bơ is a Vietnamese word that...

The Thrills Are Just Beginning

A year ago, Michael Lee was just a regular aspiring blues musician grinding away and paying his dues on the local circuit. The 31-year-old...

Twisted Black Rhymes On

Street cred isn’t all it’s, uh, cracked up to be. High-profile rappers sentenced to significant prison terms –– Mystikal, Shyne, Slick Rick –– have...

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...

Squeezebox Bandits: Made in Texas

The Squeezebox Bandits sound a whole lot like Texas. Their mix of Tejano and C&W reflects the upbringing of the quartet’s co-frontmen, Abel Casillas and...

Local Women in Music to Watch in 2020

We are living in a moment when public conversations about gender issues have taken on an urgency that impacts many aspects of our lives...

Top 20 Local Videos of 2019

Editor's note: Despite our best efforts, two of the links wouldn't produce thumbnails of the video. The videos for BenCJones and Phantomello are linked...

A Higher Calling

Not of necessity, but out of personal nostalgic indulgence, I find that writing about Josh Weathers takes me back to a somewhat wild time...

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...