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The Wreck Room: 1997-2007

A couple of years ago, I sat at a table at J&J's Hideaway with Wreck Room owner Brian Forella and developer Philip Poole. The...

Corrine West

Corrine West quit school and left her California home when she was 15 to travel with nomadic artists in a converted school bus, looking...

Cross Canadian Ragweed

Cross Canadian Ragweed has delivered great live shows for the past decade, but the band’s CDs usually don’t live up to its promise. Much...

Jamie Richards

With his smooth-as-milk country voice, Jamie Richards delivers 14 songs about love, lost love, whiskey, and his mom on the Fort Worth-recorded Drive, whose...

Newgrass, New Guard

Thank goodness for Fred's Texas Café. Now that the Wreck Room is gone (R.I.P.), the ancient diner and backyard hang-out is all that remains...

Wall of Sound Wrap-Up

LaGrave Field is where many families regularly gather during the summer to watch the Cats aspire to - and often achieve - minor-league baseball...

Miles Davis

Miles Davis was in his mid-forties when he completed his transition from traditionalist to improvisational jazz-funk maestro, and most of his in-between work is...

Red Stick Ramblers

Listening to the Red Stick Ramblers’ new album, Made In the Shade, you may get the feeling you’re at a shade-tree party in their...

Unbreakable

Smoothvega, back-to-back winner of best rap/R&B artist in our annual Music Awards (2006, 2007), wants to make one thing abundantly clear: He is by...

The Juke Jumpers

Anyone who’s seen The Juke Jumpers knows the wild, sweaty nights this band can invoke. Drinking and dancing are trusty companions to rockabilly juke-joint jump...