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The Clientele

“Nothing here has any value — nothing here is real,” croon the folks of The Clientele on the opening track of their new album,...

Blues, on Main or in the House

This much about the Main Street Blues Room is true. It is located on Main Street, in historic Grapevine. It regularly hosts performances by blues...

Future Clouds and Radar

Have you ever gone out on a first date with someone, hit it off immediately, enjoyed unexpected hours of heartfelt conversation and some sizzling...

Get Well

Get Well evolved from local wallflowers to thirsty piranhas almost overnight. A few months ago, the newbies had fallen into the pseudo-Prince, semi-funk genre,...

Sound Waves

Some guys have all the luck. While most workaday musicians are slaving away in the trenches, pining from the beer-soaked stages of nearly empty clubs...

Hogpig

It wasn’t all that long ago when the guys in Hogpig were splitting time between two stellar North Texas bands: Little Grizzly, cut from...

Charles Mingus

Legacy churns out many reissues from Columbia, RCA, and smaller, “swallowed-up” labels. Occasionally, greatness surfaces, such as Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus and the compilation...

Ghostcar

With no identifiable tracks — or limitations — North Texas improvisationalists Ghostcar’s Too Strong/The Art of Transition is a paradox in polycarbonate. Recorded at Denton’s...

Headbangers

A news story published last week in the Star-Telegram strongly suggested that the Ridglea Theater would be closing or auctioned off due to the...

Larry Joe Taylor

The guy who coined “coastal-and-western” has learned a thing through the years. Larry Joe Taylor’s annual Texas Music festival has grown from 100 fans...