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Left Arm Tan: Smart Country

Left Arm Tan is a country-and-Western band, although its adventurous members sometimes defy that categorization. There’s plenty of heartbreak to go around on Lorene,...

Ronnie Heart: Moving on Up

A text saying, “I’m on my way!” hits my phone as Neon Indian’s 2010 anthem “Deadbeat Summer” starts playing in a coffee shop on...

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Bomb Quixote’s Netflix and Chill It’s kinda funny that Netflix and Chill has a song called “Why Wolves” on it, because somewhere near the end of...

Quaker City Night Hawks: Just Weird Enough

Singer-guitarist and co-frontman Sam Anderson took a breath and recited the band’s latest descriptor, the one that goes out in PR e-mails to writers...

Missing Sibling: Going Their Own Way

The living room of Drew Gabbert’s house in North Richland Hills was dark despite the kitchen ceiling’s LEDs and the lights from a bedroom...

Lost in the Crowd at SXSW

In retrospect, complaining about any part of South by Southwest sounds inordinately whiny. It’s not on par with bitching that the gold leaf on...

Festival Season Has Arrived

Denton’s massive annual music festival returned for its seventh year with even more emphasis on local artists, which was by no means a bad...

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Live at the Live Oak, Vol. 1, various artists The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge is an acoustically and aesthetically pleasing joint to go...

Le’Velle Rising

At 20, Fort Worth rapper Le’Marr Warren — better known as Lyric Le’Velle — has drawn comparisons to J. Cole and earned Leon Bridges’...

Mind Spiders Punk at Heart

There’s something almost serene about Mark Ryan. The thoughtful, direct, soft-spoken 40-year-old frontman/guitarist/songwriter for Fort Worth/Denton’s Mind Spiders carries himself with the confidence of...