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Fort Worth Got Next

One of the first stories I ever wrote for the Weekly was about local hip-hop. Most of the artists I talked to lived in...

Randy McAllister

Randy McAllister’s eighth album, the soulful, roadhouse-bluesy Dope Slap Soup, is solid all the way through, with a couple of standout songs. Like the...

Ryan Scroggins and The Trenchtown Texans

Listen, elitist music bloggers, we get it. We know you think ska is terrible, and we know why, but if you’d get over the stereotype...

Andy Timmons

Dallasite Andy Timmons, the fourth horseman of the instrumental-electric-guitar apocalypse — along with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson — is the aggregate...

Observe the Revolving Door

Another year, another music editor for the Dallas Observer. Last week, Jonanna Widner was reportedly fired, making her the third Observer music chief in...

With a Bullet

For local mod-rock trio Ransom, everything has happened fast. About a week after the two current songwriters had their first jam session, they found and...

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...

Di Meliora Ferant

Note to all young musicians who aspire to be contemporary prog-metal giants: It took Tool 10 years to become Tool. And while you must applaud...

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...