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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...

New Local Music

Hightower’s Echo Spring You have to admire the ambition on Echo Spring. The debut album from Hightower, the band-vehicle for 33-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter...

War Spoils

I remember War Party’s inception five years ago as something a couple of dudes I knew were goofing on. Bassist Tyler Moore told me...

Northern Rising

The last time I interviewed Turbid North, the Alaskan-born, Texas-based death metal band, was on a brief break from touring in support of Orogeny,...

New Local Music

Tornup’s Collider Scope Collider Scope (Ephemeral Hangs), Fort Worth rapper Tornup’s follow-up to Impossible Dreams, is a sonic collage of experimental music and vocals. Tornup...

New Local Music

Men of Extinction’s We Made it Ourselves Jim Colegrove releases a self-produced album every year or two, and the projects tend to sound familiar and...

Solo Time

Last month, Chris Brown’s seventh album, Royalty, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts. When the R&B stylist’s label, RCA, started taking pre-orders...

Juando a La Vez

The formula for a band to release music to the masses has been the same for more than three quarters of a century: Write...

Saved by the Southside

A steady stream of people comes in and out of Avoca Coffee on West Magnolia Avenue. It’s a cool Saturday afternoon, though many of...

Blonde Ambition

Dylan Owens is a different breed of punk. Bad Blonde’s twentysomething frontman is an anti-millennial –– confident with an air of positivity yet unfazed...