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From Thick Air

Fun fact: Late in the summer of 2009, I drove to a residential neighborhood in South Arlington to audition for a doom metal band....

Caged Bird

The bride wore a black miniskirt. (She is nicknamed “Legs,” after all.) The groom wore gray stripes. The minister omitted the part about the groom...

Not Alone for Long

In terms of the local spotlight, R&B singer Brandon Marcel might only pop into its gaze peripherally – when you mention his name, he’s...

Powerful

You’re wasted on your couch, half asleep, imagining a Quentin Tarantino surf movie that was never made, when your protagonist stumbles into a rock...

New Local Music

Un Chien’s Where We Belong (Hand Drawn Records) Un Chien isn’t afraid of a little reverb. Or a lot. The indie-rock quintet is following up...

Crystal Pop

The Crystal Furs didn’t start out as anything more than an outlet for Kevin Buchanan to write and record some of his own material....

Best Concerts of 2016

Fort Worth’s music scene is as vibrant as ever, and all of the bands, bars, sound guys, and fans of the scene made 2016...

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...

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...