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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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...