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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...

New Local Music

Randy Rogers Band’s Nothing Shines Like Neon Some of the best country and western songs feature Texas cities: “Abilene,” “Amarillo by Morning,” “Galveston,” “El Paso,”...

Top 10(-ish) Local Albums of the Year

Lots of good albums come out of town every year. Tons. But when time comes for me to compile this list, I have to...

Top 10 Local Songs of ’15

Once again, a wealth of exceptional tuneage exploded from the great 817 this year. On a purely technical level, there were at least ––...

A Rock Band’s Rock Band

Collectively, the four guys in Caliche Burnout have amassed a century’s worth of experience playing in local bands. With a resume of past acts...

New Local Music

Clint Niosi’s Captives of Sense Clint Niosi’s third album is 10 tracks of mostly instrumental experimental sounds soaring over the pulse of quiet guitar, sly keyboards,...

Moon Rocks

Moon Grave has seen the good, bad, and ugly sides of a name. Until last May, the Fort Worth alt-rock trio went by the...

A Quick Buzz

For a band that technically didn’t form until the summer of 2015, Ill Smiths have quickly become one of the buzziest acts in the...