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Killer or Filler?

In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera categorized obsessive womanizers as either lyrical (“those who seek their own subjective and unchanging dream of...

D-Beat Via Rotundus

Sunsets of orange and violet, freedom from the visual clutter of skyscrapers and highway overpasses, pecan pie at the Lord’s Acre in the fall,...

The Burning Hotels’ Next Chapter

Let’s just assume that the average kick-ass indie-rock band isn’t going to be whisked away to the Virgin Islands on a private jet, play...

Killer or Filler?

A Dream I Used to Remember is the third installment in the unlikely collaboration between a Norwegian experimental jazz bassist (Loyal Label honcho...

Titanmoon Sees Stars

The title of Titanmoon’s new album We All See Stars could easily refer to the songs: glittery, buoyant, and flowing with a seductive sonic...

Open Doors for KatsüK

Call it good karma. After performing last year at a club in Denton, singer-songwriter Daniel Katsük met the guy who would produce his band’s...

Twisted Black Rhymes On

Street cred isn’t all it’s, uh, cracked up to be. High-profile rappers sentenced to significant prison terms –– Mystikal, Shyne, Slick Rick –– have...

Raging Boner Gets Pissed

Almost anyone in a band will try to sell you the same story: I’m only in it for the music, man! But when you’re...

Shapes Stars Make Are Out There

In These Mountains Are Safe, the North Texas trio Shapes Stars Make manages to turn furious progressive rock into an electronic lullaby. The majority...

What SXSW Says About FW

I spent the past six SXSW festivals running up and down 6th Street trying to catch every band I possibly could. Not this year,...