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Maren Morris Is Our Hero

Maren Morris sure can write some catchy tunes. With only one or two exceptions, every moment of her major label debut from June is...
The bluesy psych-rocking Hanna Barbarians intend on releasing a series of EPs over the next several months instead of a single recording.

Death of the Album?

About a week ago, Dallas Observer writer and former local musician Daniel Hopkins penned a column about local bands and albums, specifically about the...

Twilite Lounge 2

Beneath glowing blue and yellow neon, there’s a door that cuts off the corner of a low industrial building. The former warehouse now proudly...

Where 2

In January of 2015, I got drunk at the Bearded Lady with Where House impresario/Fairmount neighborhood general contractor Casey Smith and some homies. The...

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...

Alverson’s Broken (and Repaired) Heart

By a stroke of good luck, Tommy Alverson was almost poisoned to death.      Alverson, wife Amy Alverson, and their two young kids ––...

Top 20 Local Songs of 2018

Aren’t end-of-the-year lists silly? Who are we to say that Joe Gorgeous’ “Wet Cement” was a better track than, say, “Little Sea” by Bosque...

Steve Gnash, Complete: Weirdness Rules

Before we get to easily one of my favorite Fort Worth bands of all time (seriously), I’d like to draw your attention to Steve...

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...

Once-and-Future Toadies

One day, someone is going to write a book about local rock icons the Toadies. The band’s storyline seems plucked out of a John...