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Business Gets Better

With an author's love of wordplay and keen eye for gritty details, 26-year-old Eaton Lake Tonics frontman Tony Ferraro draws inspiration from "dude-lit," writers...

Le Freak

Here are a couple of fun facts about the 817 musical entity Disco:Hate, a.k.a. Casey Colby: First, he sings and writes original material but...

Art of Darkness

Under normal circumstances, three guys who all work at art museums starting a band together would either be the beginning of a lame joke...

North Texas’ Woodstock

Everyone remembers Woodstock. But what about the Texas International Pop Festival? Read story

Cold Comfort

The Future Unlived's music is "built upon revenge," according to frontman Danny Future. Case in point: "Machine," a blues-rock stomp in which Future, whose...

Pay Dirt

Austin Allsup is a complex guy -- tough, tender, lost, confident, sane, crazy -- but what he isn't is lazy. A couple of weeks...

Come Together

Matt Skates has been a fixture on the Fort Worth music scene for years. He plays bass currently in seven local bands: Ginny Mac,...

Pluck

Frank Whetstine has reinvented something almost as commonplace and universally accepted as the wheel: the plastic guitar pick. The flat, triangular pick favored for...

No Reservations

The economic downturn has not been kind to the folks from Indian Casino Records, the plucky little Seattle-based indie record label that we've profiled...

A Light in the Field

Most of us who go to local shows probably spend a lot of time paying polite attention, maybe nodding along to the beat a...