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Inside The Loop

Playing live music involves a ton of planning, and that’s unfortunate, considering the types of people who are usually in bands: flakes, drunks, degenerates,...

Armani’s Gotta Have It

Prince Armani wasn’t optimistic when he submitted his song “Another Cold Summer” to be in an upcoming Spike Lee project. The 24-year-old Eastside rapper...

Texas Music: Breaking the Internet

It’s not our fault people can’t read. This is why People magazine and Reader’s Digest are two of the highest grossing magazines in the world,...

MAF17 Wrap-Up

There I was onstage at Lola’s Saloon giving the Me-Thinks’ crowd a lecture on why they should have been drinking Bud Light that evening...

Music Awards 2017

Welcome to our Music Awards issue, in which we discuss a few of the scene’s big-picture topics with several nominees. What does it take...

What Are The Kids Into These Days?

Between a March Hearsay column that asked if any local bands under the age of 30 can draw 300 people, and a spirited, scenester-y...

Hip-Hop Beyond the Stigmas

Fort Worth’s hip-hop landscape has no shortage of talent, but your average local music fan doesn’t hear a lot of the exciting acts coming...

What Happened to Texas Music?

A New York guy killed Texas Music. Yes, friends, the disintegration of this state’s edgy brand of country rock can be traced back to...

Hall of Fame Class of ’17

They may not be the biggest band to come from Fort Worth, but they are among the most influential. In the early aughts, when...

Good Sound, Needs Work

If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite music gets from an artist’s brain into your headphones, Kevin Aldridge and Oil Boom’s Ryan Taylor have...