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Big Dans and Mikes

Say what you will about Rolling Stone's hero-worship, staunchly leftist sympathies, arbitrary lists, and relatively recent descent into fetishizing celebrities a la People magazine,...

He Loves Fort Worth

If the video game Guitar Hero had only songs written and performed by Texas music legends, it's a good bet that one song by...

On the Cusp

Not sure what it means, but at Calhoun's packed show last week at Lola's, when the Fort Worth rock 'n' roll quartet/quintet played "Kick-Drum...

The Show: Drowning Pool

A funny thing happened to Drowning Pool on the way to the forum: The wheels fell off the chariot. The Dallas boys broke out...

Backside Pick

On its new seven-song album, Like I Do, Backside Pick delivers a tight, scholarly mix of sounds, including something reminiscent of a high school...

Jefferson Pepper

Influenced by Patti Smith, Nirvana, The Clash, Neil Young, John Prine, Johnny Cash, his factory-worker father, and coal-miner and farmer grandparents, Jefferson Pepper spent...

Tim Hensley

Tim Hensley's debut CD, Long Monday, has been a long time coming and is sure to stand as one of the best country-bluegrass releases...

Connected

To get where they are now, as the heads of a recently founded full-service indie label, twentysomethings Zaq Bell and Jarrett Vamvakidis have been...

Shhh-Show

Now that dancing days are here again, the good ol' Eastside speakeasy is opening its doors back up to some BYOB-partying. A little background:...

John-Alex Mason

For more than one generation of fans, the blues "belonged" to old black men with slurred voices. White fans who cared at all celebrated the...