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Whence The Longshots?

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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...

Hello, Maren!

I’m sure you’ve already heard the news, because you’re on Facebook, and you can’t live without it, and even when your phone is 20...

Best/Oddest Local Vids of ’15

As a hairy, belching byproduct of the MTV generation, I see social media, Facebook and Instagram specifically, as the average millennial’s primary source for...

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,”...

Dreamy Life Records: Bring It

Let’s go ahead and admit it. Rockers, writers, and scenesters outside Fort Worth may think our city is pretty cool for one reason. We...

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 ––...

Tidals, Wire Nest, Go!

I’ve got to admit. I’ve been underselling Fort Worth for years now, labeling my adopted city a “cultural backwater” not directly –– never directly...

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...