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Comping the Fort Worth Co-Op

Don’t underestimate the importance of quality control. Running a venue, dancing in a ballet company, curating a gallery, being in a band, publishing a...

Killer or Filler?

First, we need to playfully slap Clay Wilson on the ass for not thanking “God” or “our heavenly father” or “6-pound/10-ounce baby Jesus” in...

Killer or Filler?

The number of CDs being produced by local artists on small labels or in home studios is both blessing and curse. It’s interesting to...

A-Roy’s Not Rough

Last fall, when Alan Royal started rapping in front of live audiences, he would introduce himself as “just a regular guy who likes hip-hop.”...

Saint Marie Records Arrives

Fort Worth may turn into a music town after all. Just a couple of years ago, there wasn’t any industry infrastructure in place to...

The Skeeves Get Dirty

On their recently released self-titled debut album, The Skeeves tear through several genres of music. From mod-pop to synth-laced industrial trance to gritty, uptempo...

SXSW Wrap-Up

I was about four beers into my 12-pack when I realized Taiwan was not in Japan. One of my new Taiwanese friends, who had...

Beauxregard’s Gryphoemia

J. Quincy Romine, lead singer and co-songwriter for the baroque Americana band Beauxregard, has an intriguingly diverse set of influences. He loves movies ––...

The Hendersons: Back to the Future

Nolan Robertson labored intensely over every sonic meter of Lotosyros, the first mini-album from his ’60s revivalist, dream-pop project The Hendersons. After the 20-year-old...

Big Cliff, JKush: Freestyle Kings

Rappers Big Cliff and JKush will never replicate a performance. In fact, they will never even come close to doing a song the same...