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Song of the City

The Fort Worth of bluesman James Hinkle’s music is not pretty, but is it supposed to be? For the blues to be the blues,...

Coal Fever

In James Michael Taylor’s new album, Slaughter Mountain, the singer-songwriter persuades us to walk a country mile — and then some — in his...

Pipeline Baron’s $9 Billion Untaxed

The New York Times shares this story about a Texas guy who made billions by burying natural gas pipelines, and then died this year...

Everyday People

Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Keite Young doesn’t waste a lot of time thinking about labels. But bring up the term “neo-soul” — a marketing catchphrase dating back...

Expressionism At City Council Meeting

A little birdie tells us that some of the cultural district’s heavyweights -- museum directors and even the irrepressible Ruth Carter Stevenson --...

Various artists

Kinky Friedman’s songs are known more for their titles than what the music sounds like. “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and “Get...

Southern Goth

I think I may have seen Deadman's first show, about five years ago in somebody's homey backyard on the West Side. Not as "groundbreaking"...

Weekender, Fri., May 8

Big coup for the Aardvark, getting Reverend Horton Heat and 1100 Springs, two huge Dallas-based bands that have some history with Brian Forella, who...

Shea and Lola

In early 2001, a Fort Worth-born singer-songwriter named Shea Seger put out a major-label album, The May Street Project, inspiring Elton John (?!?) to...