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Arts Goggle 2016

There are one of two ways to take this: that Fort Worth is a lot bigger than many of us might think or –...

Dead Rising

Learning on the fly has become the norm for Dead Singers Party. The Fort Worth ensemble recorded and released its debut album, Strange Youth,...

Enter: Programme

Nathan Brown thinks it’s “late-’70s police investigation/chase music,” but even if you were a kid in that time period, you probably spent your fair...

Straight Outta Irving

Unless you live in Irving, you probably don’t have a lot of positive thoughts to spare for it, if you spare any thoughts for...

Stranger, Older Things

Nostalgia has been pacifying/plaguing us for centuries (see: The Odyssey), but looking back has never been as up in our grills as it is...

Leon Bridges’ Encore

Swaying tempos, ooo-ing backing vocals, splishy-splashy drums, echoing guitars, the mélange trebly yet layered to a heavenly thickness –– Coming Home sounds as if it...

Phantom Sensation’s Blackgrass Express

Phantom Sensation Blackgrass Express (Self-released)   By the end of Blackgrass Express, the debut album by the Fort Worth-by-way-of-Burleson husband-and-wife folk outfit Phantom Sensation, you can tell their...

Ridglea Room a Big Tease?

The Star-Telegram recently said that Jerry Shults has almost completed work on a key piece of rock ’n’ roll real estate. A venue inside...

A New Kind of Happy

A lot has changed for I Happy Am since its beginnings as a solo musical outlet for Fort Worth artist Rebekah Elizabeth. After about...

Bapharet Vessel’s The Good Kind of Mushroom

Bapharet Vessel The Good Kind of Mushroom (Self-released)   Does sophisticated songwriting and a mature sound come only with age and years of experience? Teenagers Julian Cedillo (guitar,...