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South by Fort Worth

South by Southwest is this week, and Fort Worth will be well represented. And in at least one unprecedented way. If only we cared. As few...

Festival Season Has Arrived

Denton’s massive annual music festival returned for its seventh year with even more emphasis on local artists, which was by no means a bad...

Mountain Kid: Realists

There are lots of weird and/or weird-sounding bands in town. Pinkish Black, Alan, Clear Acid. Nathan Brown! But Mountain Kid has to be among...

New Local Music

Live at the Live Oak, Vol. 1, various artists The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge is an acoustically and aesthetically pleasing joint to go...

Le’Velle Rising

At 20, Fort Worth rapper Le’Marr Warren — better known as Lyric Le’Velle — has drawn comparisons to J. Cole and earned Leon Bridges’...

Time to SXSW

Are you as “into” South by Southwest as you used to be? Even just a couple of years ago? I’m still undecided. Crazy, I...

Mind Spiders Punk at Heart

There’s something almost serene about Mark Ryan. The thoughtful, direct, soft-spoken 40-year-old frontman/guitarist/songwriter for Fort Worth/Denton’s Mind Spiders carries himself with the confidence of...

Mourning Rusty Burns, Rockin’ Ron Thompson

One of Fort Worth’s most pivotal, pioneering rock guitarists has gone to that great jam in the sky. After a long battle with lung...

New Local Music

Hightower’s Echo Spring You have to admire the ambition on Echo Spring. The debut album from Hightower, the band-vehicle for 33-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter...

Sean Russell: Rabbit Redux

Some of the fine young members of Green River Ordinance still fondly recall the Acoustic Mafia. Featuring Brandin Lea (Jetta in the Ghost Tree,...