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Best Local Songs of ’16

There were so many good songs this year, there’s no way I could have kept up with all of them, but I managed to...

Best Fort Worth(-ish) Albums of ’16

If it weren’t for the following tunes (and perhaps many others, ones I either haven’t heard or that haven’t been recorded yet), then I...

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...

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...

New Local Music

Heater, Reaching for Things Unknown (Twistworthy Records) Geez, where did Heater come from? On first listen to the Fort Worth band’s new 7-inch EP, Reaching...

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...

Devin Leigh, “Searching for the Truth,” Self-Released

Last year, Fort Worth native Devin Leigh released Chants and Incantations, a bluesy, guitar-drenched collection of original songs that sounded gnarly as background music...

A Beat like No Other

In some circles, Mike Lackey is a celebrity. The Fort Worth-based beatboxer has elevated his craft far beyond the ’80s-era Fat Boys standard of...

Whence The Longshots?

For a brief moment a couple years ago, the gritty, dirty, Stones-honoring Longshots looked like the Next Big Thing. They had the pedigree: co-fronted...

Beer-tastic Party Songs

Like purple syrup and hip-hop and like massive amounts of cocaine and Duran Duran, beer and rock just go together. Sure, C&W pickers and...