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Killer or Filler?

Jetta in the Ghost Tree’s Clandestine, Vol. 1 It’s been almost nine years since former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea put out an album. You would...
Pocket Theory

Deep Thinking

In just two years, Pocket Theory has gone from scratch to two long-players and a steady stream of gigs and has even carved a...

Killer or Filler?

Stoner rock album of the year? It’s right here alongside new material from singer-songwriter Cody Culberson. –– Anthony Mariani   Complete’s Beginning of a New Era You...
Ryan Tharp Life So Far

The World According to Tharp

Give a listen to Life So Far, the debut album from Ryan Tharp, and one impression may cross your mind: This is an awfully...
JLD

Street Smarts

When you ask 32-year-old Justin Derington to cite some of his biggest musical influences, he’ll rattle off names like Tom Petty, Kurt Cobain, and...

Killer or Filler?

Doug Funnie’s Homecoming Right down to his moniker, Doug Funnie is big into the ’90s. In his lyrics, the Mid-Cities rapper references everything from The...
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...