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Red Monroe

Red Monroe’s sound has evolved quickly over the last few years. From the lush, layered, early-U2 stylings of the band’s first release to the athletic...

Wave the Flag

I do not harbor a reckless desire to build a wall around Tarrant County to keep out interloping performance artists, and I will not...

The High Life

Singer-songwriter Peter Black had almost had it with music, especially with flaky backing musicians. “Playing with new guys with certain talents sometimes reveals the shortcomings...

T-Wrex

Arlington rapper T-Wrex brings social consciousness to his gritty, modern hip-hop on his debut album, My Life on Paper. Aided by a global arsenal...

Oakley Hall

Brooklyn’s Oakley Hall clearly derives its inspiration from the barest of bare bones, campfire-crooning country. Aided only by plain ol’ electricity, the group manages...

Son Seals

A Journey Through the Blues: The Son Seals Story celebrates the semi-acclaimed, wholly distinctive singer-songwriter and ax-man the way he lived: straight-ahead and raw. Seals...

Blues Now, Blues Later

OK, I admit. I'm not the biggest blues fan. Not because the sound is offensive - it isn't, in general, though there are only...

Ramblin’ Men

A couple of years ago, Tyler Rougeux had a transformative experience. To outsiders, he might have simply been working in a music store. But...

Ian Moore

With his solid leads, overall bluesy feel, and the ability to wring sincerity from every note, guitarist and singer-songwriter Ian Moore ain't your dad's...

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s buzzing drone of a voice is a little deeper today but remains oddly effective. His songs are still what count. Many people...