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With artwork by Cody Soape, The Fibs’ recently released debut album, Hex Hex Hex, is bipolar.

The Fibs Cast a Spell

We The Sea Lions’ frontman Jon Badillo (center) needs to get out more.

About to Roar

Rotten Roots Jam

Killer or Filler?

Feeling Funky

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Music Feature

No Longer Beginners

Most rock bands start out sounding like their forebears. And for every 200 bands that never find their own styles, there's one that goes...

New Local Music

Tungsten Wake’s Tungsten Wake As I plunged my brain ears-first into the crystal-clear heavy alt-rock world shimmering inside Tungsten Wake’s six-song eponymous debut, it occurred...

Shapes Stars Make Are Out There

In These Mountains Are Safe, the North Texas trio Shapes Stars Make manages to turn furious progressive rock into an electronic lullaby. The majority...

Driving Slow Motion’s Cinematic Journey

There comes a time in every musician’s life when he or she has to decide whether or not they want to “live the dream”...

The High Life

Singer-songwriter Peter Black had almost had it with music, especially with flaky backing musicians. “Playing with new guys with certain talents sometimes reveals the shortcomings...

New Local Music

Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze “Breaking Loose,” the first track off Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze, starts out deceptively mellow, with vocalist/guitarist Dylan Owens’ echoing voice draped over...

Hope Is Alive

Fort Worth native and accomplished tenor saxophonist Rachella Parks never considered herself a jazz musician per se. Even if her deep tones reflect past...

New Albums Droppin’ Like They Hot

If the date on your iPhone screen has been too subtle a reminder, the winged dollar signs flying out of your A.C. vent lately...

Toward Perfection

On Saturday night at The Grotto, Stumptone will debut Spark, the space-rock adventurists’ third album. It’s the band’s first long player in five years,...
Teacher Jim Crye doesn’t have metal-face all the time. Christian McPhate

Six-String Theory

Metallica, Slayer, or System of a Down isn’t something you’d expect to hear in a high school classroom. Rock ’n’ roll has never been...