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Son Volt

With anger over the war in Iraq escalating and next year’s presidential election looming, there seems to be a lot of politically charged music...

Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang

Despite two fires and a burglary over the past several months, Fred’s Texas Café keeps on keepin’ on. And now that summer’s on the...

Dolly Parton

One of a dozen children from a poor family in rural eastern Tennessee, Dolly Parton left for Nashville the day after she graduated from...

Radiant

It’s not so rare that a band claims to have formed out of inspiration from a single album as it is unusually honest. Most...

Behind the Microphone

Until the age of nine, 27-year-old singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann spent countless hours at a place where a lot of kids start developing their social...

Rickie Lee Jones

For her first new collection of original material in almost four years, the quixotic melody-making virtuoso Rickie Lee Jones doesn’t need a personal savior...

Prodigal Sons

I've tried to hate Oliver Future. I really have. Among my problems with the Los Angeles radio band, formerly from Austin and with two Fort...

Mob Rules

This past Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq. Across the globe, people demonstrated in front of their state capitols, U.S....

Sun at Arts Fifth Avenue

Local avant-garde and straight-ahead jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen already serves as the ultimate music educator in town. In addition to instructing willing ears about...

South-by Wrap-Up

Weekly scribe Caroline Collier also made the trip to Austin for South-by this year, and here are her reactions to some of Fort Worth's...