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The Consonant Gardener

Since before he could remember, Robert Dean Washington II had an interest in gardening. Born and raised on Fort Worth’s East Side, he doesn’t...

Panic Volcanic Erupts

In 2015, I asked myself this question: What happened to Panic Volcanic? They’d gone from being a scrappy bass-drum-and-vocals power trio to a regular...

Stepping Out

You might not recognize his name, although his soulful voice has been featured on records by Jay-Z, Kanye West, and J. Cole. As a...

Cody Lynn Boyd: Branded

Cody Lynn Boyd has a look: shaggy blond hair, bowled and trimmed just above the eyebrows, and an all-black uniform of jet-black boots, jeans, and turtleneck, imbuing...

Clint Niosi: A Terribly Efficient Instrument

Clint Niosi speaks in a measured, almost cogitative cadence –– the impression is of a person who prefers to give the best answer in...

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...

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...