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Kind of Blue

High times for jazz are here apparently. Last week, legendary composer Herbie Hancock won the Grammy for Album of the Year. River: The Joni...

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine's Scream Aim Fire is either a disastrous attempt by a Welsh metal band to sound as Californian as possible or...

Randy Brown

Stumble into Pearl's Dancehall & Saloon some night to catch a show by Randy Brown, the Insiders, or Tommy Alverson, and you'll experience the...

Randy Thompson

Further On is an often dreary, often satisfying mix of traditional and modern country with deep folk influences, despite the grunge-tinged electric guitar that...

Cowgirl Poet

Ginny Mac is a throwback of sorts. The slight, shy twentysomething Fort Worthian lives somewhere between her laptop and the vintage Western wear she...

Jazz Week

For every great movie Spike Lee serves up, he drops a clunker or two. For every Do the Right Thing (1989) or Summer of...

Jazz Week

Russian-born Dallasite Manya Repnikova writes songs that manage to capture the electricity of moments like those just before a Texas-sized thunderstorm unleashes its payload. The...

Slowly But Surely

Here's a timeless image of a twentysomething bassist in a new band: Coby Queen answers his cell phone for a 1 p.m. interview, then...

Total Pandemonium

If anyone in town knows how to think big, it's Smoothvega. A two-time winner in the Weekly's annual Music Awards (Best Hip-Hop/R&B), the local...

Super Groups

It doesn't happen very often, a veteran singer-songwriter hooking up with a veteran band to form a new, um, solo band. But over the...