Music Pencil

Maren Morris Is Our Hero

Steve Gnash, Complete: Weirdness Rules

Whence The Longshots?

The Winner? FWRA

Come Again, Vinyl

Blotch Jumbo

Hearsay

Hearsay

Top 10 Local Songs of ’15

Once again, a wealth of exceptional tuneage exploded from the great 817 this year. On a purely technical level, there were at least ––...

Tidals, Wire Nest, Go!

I’ve got to admit. I’ve been underselling Fort Worth for years now, labeling my adopted city a “cultural backwater” not directly –– never directly...

Huffer: Sad Times Are Here to stay

Fort Worth metalheads are so gauche. Someone needs to tell the dudes in Huffer that no one says, “CD release party” anymore. It’s “album”...

Smile! Leon’s on SNL!

That’s me. I’m the guy on Facebook posting that selfie with Leon Bridges at the Chat Room Pub above the caption: “So proud of...

FWRA IV

Can a body criticize a festival that’s only in its fourth year? Because that’s what I’m fittin’ t’do. (But not really.) The fest in question...

Welcome, Wayside Ballroom

Right now, The Wayside Ballroom is a mess. Electrical cables dangle from the “ceiling,” machinery and tools are strewn across the dust-and-debris-covered floor, and...

Pimpadelic: Still Hear

A long time ago, I was close friends with a guy who was pretty deep into the local punk/metal scene, which was helpful to...

Wrecked Room

For those of you old enough to remember, you’ve got to ask yourself: Was The Wreck Room really as great as everyone says it...

Facebooked Solid

I’d venture that for the same reason festivals are popular for national acts, festivals are popular for our regional/local brethren/sistren. Increased exposure for bands....

Critical Distance

Had this fun text convo a couple of days ago. Me: He said lots of good things, ones even I can agree with. Ma: Yes, he...