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The Cush

Transcendental Tunes

On their fourth album, the good folks in The Cush have neatly grafted the expansively psychedelic soundscapes of their earlier material with a heavy...
Hennessy: “I own a house in Fort Worth, and I’m not selling it.”

Bull’s-Eye

When singer-songwriter Richard Hennessy came to Fort Worth because of a job transfer in early 2013, he expected to dislike Texas. But in reality,...
Napier: “I’m big on the ethos of putting musicians in the best environment you can. Some guys will just drop everyone into the same room for a few hours and expect them to be great.”

Everything’s Coming Up Green Audio

Last year was a period of major professional and creative growth for Ben Napier, the veteran green-haired producer, sound engineer, and musician. In April,...
Unger: “The reason I love [this group] is because there’s no ego here.” Allyson V. Williams

On the Flipside

Flipside has had the same lineup for 12 years, but there’s little else about the jazz trio that can be called predictable. At a...
The Ape Hangars simply looks like a party (courtesy of artist Keenan Nichols).

Hang 10

In early 2012, Ryan Coplen and Hank Tosh of the Fort Worth surf-rock quartet The Ape Hangars decided it was time to record their...

Killer or Filler?

Now that we’ve named our favorite albums, EPs, and songs of the past 365 days or so, let’s march right into 2015 with this...
The Orbans’ Vedere was noteworthy for multiple reasons.

Top Local Albums of ’14

1.) A couple of years ago, as I was interviewing Calhoun songwriters Tim Locke and Jordan Roberts, the discussion turned to The Orbans’ tremendous...
Kitchens (left) and Dub have segued into pure metallic improvisation.

Churning Urn

In the most redeeming sense of the term “typical,” Stone Machine Electric is truly atypical. The Arlington metal duo of drummer Mark Kitchens, an...

Killer or Filler?

Punk attitude goes a long way in defusing listeners’ bullshit detectors. And you don’t have to play loud, clanging guitars at breakneck speeds to...
(From left to right) Ryan Spears, Rangeley Grisel, and Austin Smith are in it for the long haul.

In Bloom

A typical Vicious Firs concert is not something that you follow out of the corner of your eye while drinking beer and doing shots...