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Killer or Filler?

Texas Music artists who celebrate redneckness via cliché-ridden novelty songs typically represent the worst of the genre. Fake cowboys glorifying the mundane make me...

Cleanup on Aisle 11

A strange woman approached Brad Cannon not long ago after his band, The Cleanup, finished a set at a venue in Fort Worth. The...

Killer or Filler?

 Perhaps as a testament to Darstar’s exceptionalness, Dallas-based Idol Records (Calhoun, Little Black Dress, The O’s) signed frontwoman Lisa Hardaway and her four bandmates...

Burning Hotels Check In

Burning Hotels, the electro-pop duo of Matt Mooty and Chance Morgan, are stuck in the middle. Hahaha. “Stuck in the Middle” is their most...

In Gonzo City

Five high school bandmates graduate, grow apart, marry, have children, divorce, hop jobs, bounce around mostly dead-end musical projects, and, on the eve of...

Copeland’s Time

The singer-songwriters were battling it out onstage. At stake was the chance to play a big show at 8.0 Restaurant & Bar downtown. Fort...

Secret Ghost Champion Wins

“Baby, baby, baby, baby –– that stuff is drivin’ me crazy” guest-rapper KRS-One asserts on the R.E.M. track “Radio Song,” a radio-friendly indictment of...

Killer or Filler?

Sarah Jaffe, The Way Sound Leaves a Room. For her third release, Sarah Jaffe has issued an EP containing five demos, an alternate version...

Pumping Ronnie Heart

Earlier this year, Ronald Gierhart left his gig as guitarist in Neon Indian, one of the country’s hottest indie acts, to stay home in...

Kennard the Troubadour

Who’d a thunk a 60-year-old acoustic bluesman with a basset-hound face, myriad health problems, and a growling, raspy voice would emerge as the most...