Music Pencil

Powerful

New Local Music

Crystal Pop

Best Concerts of 2016

Best Local Songs of ’16

Blotch Jumbo

Music Feature

Music Feature

Reckoning In Memory of Man

Last year, the veteran Fort Worth prog-metal band Loaded Moses dissolved but didn’t really disappear. Instead, the two main songwriters, guitarist Chad Beck and...

Killer or Filler?

When area musicians talk about drummer Matt Mabe, they do so with a healthy measure of respect for his skills on the skins. Soon,...

Enter: The Orbans

You blinked and missed it. OK, call me unreasonable, but a couple of weeks ago, one of the best albums ever produced by a...

Still Twirling at the Stagecoach

Out on East Belknap Street, in a stand-alone building covered in Western murals, honkytonk is alive and kickin’. The Stagecoach Ballroom, with a history...

Reliving DFW Punk

When filmmaker Laura Tabor-Huerta was an Arlington high school student in the early 1980s, punk was for the freaks. “It was just me and...

Killer or Filler?

God’s Joke is an Arlington power trio that harkens back to Australia’s Hard-ons as well as Red-era King Crimson, delivering jams of shifting tempos,...

Killer or Filler?

Acoustic guitar virtuoso Darrin Kobetich has traveled quite a few miles –– both figuratively and literally –– since he first mixed folk and bluegrass...

Devin Leigh Comes Home

Devin Leigh’s twisted, curvy career path has taken him miles from his Fort Worth hometown. In 2000, after a brief stint at Texas Tech...

You’ve Gotta See Big Mike

As a toddler, Michael Richardson would haul a suitcase full of 45rpm rock records around his house. He couldn’t even read, but if a...

High Anxieties Rise & Shine

Ramon Garcia doesn’t look like your stereotypical record label owner — he’s clearly from DIY, not corporate, ranks. His label, Rise & Shine Records,...