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Keite Young: Medicine Man

For a hot minute back in the day (circa 2007), Keite Young was on the fast track to mega-stardom. The Fort Worth singer-songwriter had...

Go Yayo and the Randomness of Stardom

You probably haven’t heard of him, because you’re not in high school in Fort Worth and aren’t addicted to social media, but Go Yayo...

Pinkish Black: Road Warriors

Everyone just assumes Pinkish Black has been to Europe by now. “I can’t believe how many people ask me,” said drummer Jon Teague. “ ‘No,...

South by SouthWTF?

Anyone have any idea what’s going on? Just a couple of years ago, weren’t we all clamoring for badges to South by Southwest? Lots of...

Whence the Under-30 Stars?

Turns out that for Brian Forella, owner of Lola's Trailer Park and adjacent Lola’s Saloon, keeping the lights on has required some concessions, especially...

Fort Worth Music Blasts 45

Anytime now, rockers. Anytime. Anytime now, rappers, too. And I would say, “Anytime, country stars,” but I think that for what I’m about to...

Burning Hotels, Royal Sons, Queen Bey

I recently interviewed a friendly, smart young woman in her junior year at TCU who has been living in Fort Worth for a couple...

Rock for Trump!

Don’t be fooled. It can’t be real. A couple of weeks ago, an ad appeared on Dallas’ Craigslist seeking “conservative musicians” for a “new tour,”...

Donald Fagen, Oh Whitney, Magic

The good news arrived the old fashioned way. “Hiatus is over!” Peter More wrote on Facebook last week. “Excited to announce upcoming shows, record release,...

Trumpster Josh Weathers?

Josh Weathers is a good cat. Anyone who’s spent even 30 seconds with him knows that he also would have played an Obama inaugural...