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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...

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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...

Squanto’s Spear of Density

For fans of ’90s trip-hop, early Beck, glitchwerks, the poetry of John Ashbery and Jorie Graham, and music as people 30 and older probably...

Hate Your Friends Love Music

An all-time classic “band dudes” conversation is the one that starts with “We should totally start a band together.” Usually there’s lots of complimentary banter...

Vodeo’s Auspicious Debut

These guys must get laid a lot. Not that having acrobatic sex with as many attractive people as possible is every musician’s dream, but...

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Jessie Frye’s Boys’ Club Jessie Frye has balance working in her favor. Her rich voice could easily work in the hands of a dance-pop...