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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...

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...

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...

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...

Making a Spectacle

Steve Gnash, Wed, Nov 9 w/ Oil Boom and Native Fozex at The Live Oak Music Hall, 1311 Lipscomb St, FW. 817-926-0968. $5 cover. Who...

New Local Music

MicroD’s D’s Quest (self-released) When I first saw the artwork for D’s Quest, the new EP from MicroD (the nom de programme of Fort Worth’s...

High-Toned

Cameron Smith wanted to be a songwriter in his early teens, he said, after first hearing Bob Dylan. In fact, War Party originated as...

Free to Rock

Say what you want about sonic identities, but no matter what a band thinks it sounds like, the common element among them all is...

The Future is Now

As Fort Worth-based rapper Tornup sat at Avoca Coffee during a bustling lunch hour trying to answer a reporter’s (overly) simple question –– How...