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Apache 5’s Big Black Smoke

Singer-songwriter Joshua Loewen’s got a fevah, a vest-wearin’, spasmatic-dancin’, bangs-flippin’, grass-smokin’ ache for jangly guitars, snappy beats, and velveteen melodies. He’s tuned his satellite...

Calhoun: Heavy Sugar in the Bank

The fifth track on Heavy Sugar, the latest album from Fort Worth’s Calhoun, is a tune called “Heart of Junk,” a melancholy, black valentine...

Hydrogen Jukebox: Hot Air

In classical music, each new work is tasked with keeping the art form alive, and each live performance of a contemporary piece of music...

A-Rumblin’ in Earthquake Country

Although alt-folkies Earthquake Country played their first live show only last Friday night at The Moon, you’d think they’d been together forever by virtue...

The Boobles: Beatles and Breasts

A new band is on the run. A specific kind of Beatles parody outfit, The Boobles recently released their debut album, a 35-minute jaunt...

Killer or Filler?

Seryn: This Is Where We Are In little over a year, Seryn has generated a fair amount of buzz around the state...

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.”...