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Keite Young: Medicine Man

For a hot minute back in the day (circa 2007), Keite Young was on the fast track to mega-stardom. The Fort Worth singer-songwriter had...

Go Yayo and the Randomness of Stardom

You probably haven’t heard of him, because you’re not in high school in Fort Worth and aren’t addicted to social media, but Go Yayo...

Meta Flow

Rap, as an artform, is incredibly malleable, but it is often pinned down by persistent stereotypes. Fort Worth rapper Wrex seeks to rise above...

Seizing the Fortress

Fort Worth has no shortage of small-ish music festivals. Most are booked at Panther Island Pavilion, Shipping and Receiving, or Lola’s Saloon, and the...

Pinkish Black: Road Warriors

Everyone just assumes Pinkish Black has been to Europe by now. “I can’t believe how many people ask me,” said drummer Jon Teague. “ ‘No,...

South by SouthWTF?

Anyone have any idea what’s going on? Just a couple of years ago, weren’t we all clamoring for badges to South by Southwest? Lots of...

Bucket List Grind

Who is Juma Spears? Given that Fort Worth’s music scene seems to revolve around rock and country bands, the 23-year-old rapper’s name might not...

Live Oak Dead

Last week, the employees of the Live Oak were called together for a meeting. The 25 or so staffers learned that the West Magnolia...

Whence the Under-30 Stars?

Turns out that for Brian Forella, owner of Lola's Trailer Park and adjacent Lola’s Saloon, keeping the lights on has required some concessions, especially...

Fort Worth Music Blasts 45

Anytime now, rockers. Anytime. Anytime now, rappers, too. And I would say, “Anytime, country stars,” but I think that for what I’m about to...