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Buddy Guy

As one of the masters of the blues, Buddy Guy has honored, enlivened, and extended the genre during his 50-year career. The three-c.d., one-DVD...

Teen Scene, TTF, Ornette

A few years ago, retro indie label Norton Records released a three-volume c.d. called Fort Worth Teen Scene. Featuring local '60s-era psych-garage-pop giants such as...

Denton’s Good / Bad art collective’s Rock Lottery

Take 25 North Texas musicians, wake ’em up early, throw their names into a hat, mix ’em up, pick ’em out, then divide them...

Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne was a critic’s favorite two years ago upon the release of his debut album, Trouble, a largely acoustic, bucolic paean to desperation...

The Man From Uncle (Tupelo)

It’s 2006. Pop music, even the stuff with guitars and drums, isn’t going away. And yet music lovers continue to split into increasingly arcane...

Slayer

Since forming the early 1980s, Slayer has always been a big black cloud hovering over the music industry. Brutal and agile, precise and cold,...

MacHenry’s Moves … Again

Have you ever known a friend who was dating a manipulative, loser chick, and then goes and falls in love with her, and then...

In Fair Verona

The audience for Christian hardcore bands probably isn’t that large. There’s just something about singing to Him in the kind of gravelly, loud, guttural...

Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale has been one of Nashville’s most respected songwriters for a long time, but the corporate brass never considered him much of a...

The Roots

The Roots’ live prowess and artistic versatility have never been fully harnessed on any of the hip-hop band’s several studio albums. Taken together, the...