Music Pencil

New Local Music

Steve Gnash, Complete: Weirdness Rules

A Beat like No Other

Whence The Longshots?

Blotch Jumbo

Music

Music

Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

When this CD arrived on my desk, I have to admit I wanted to like the music. You gotta admire anyone self-deprecating enough to use...

The High Life

Imagine, if you will, that all rock music stopped being made after 1975. No new wave, no thrash, no indie, no lo-fi, no '80s...

South-B’bye

A million bands, a million clubs, a million people, one big headache: SXSW, the annual music festival and conference in Austin, took place last...

Tearing up Roots

For a few months a couple of years ago, Collin Herring's home court was the Aardvark, a popular rock bar by the campus of...

Katsuk, Kahsen, and Case

Heavy metal was a bad reaction to psychedelic music and everything it stood for: peace, love, freewill, dirty hair, smelly clothes, everything. Black Sabbath,...

Haale

Influenced almost equally by mystic poets and American rock and psychedelic music, Haale's full-length debut, No Ceiling, isn't quite inner-directed "trance" music, but it...

Meg & Dia

In today's saturated music market, formula means everything. A flim-flam here or a stop-time there might be the difference between fame and obscurity. Most...

Little Big Fire

It's been four years since singer-songwriter April Geesbreght released her last CD, the introspective, folk-inflected In Other Words. In that relatively short period of time,...

Flyover Spillover

Every year around the middle of March, Fort Worth - and probably every other alleged flyover town in the Southwest - gets spillover from...

James McMurtry

Fort Worth-born James McMurtry continues to display a wickedly sharp sense of right and wrong on his new Just Us Kids. One of the songs,...