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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...

Say Oh Whitney

Every band should have a patron saint like the one that watches over alt-Americana outfit Oh Whitney. She lets the band members live in...

Snow Tha Product: Immigrant Song

As far as she knows, Snow Tha Product is the only bilingual female rapper anywhere in the music business. The daughter of illegal immigrants...

Waking Alice Shaping Up

Two years ago, an early version of the mod-rock Mansfield band Waking Alice was trying to make the most of expensive studio time while...