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Backed by a full band, Leon Bridges proved he’s come a long way from the shy guy he was here in the Fort. Matt Mabe

SXSW ’15

South-by returned to its roots, and Leon Bridges sprouted wings.
Matt Mabe
Well, my bank account is empty, my shoes are caked in mud, and my knees feel like a dying old man’s. Another South-by in the books. SXSW ’15 felt very noticeably different to me on several fronts. The first obvious differen...


Produced by Jordan Richardson, a.k.a. Son of Stan, Tidals' sophomore album, Seplica's Bedroom, is simple yet sophisticated.

Tidals: Fort Wave Music

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News flash: Fort Worth is not as cool as a lot of us probably think it is. For all we have to recommend our fair burgh –– The Modern! The Usual! Fort Worth Contemporary Arts! –– there’s a lot that indicates that we ar...



The Fluorescents

That Fluorescent Glow

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The last time I saw a tall, skinny white kid with a tawny skater haircut (bangs to one side), a dress shirt buttoned to his neck, and khaki pants was in high school. I went to an all-boys Catholic school. In the Northeast. In t...


Watson: “We weren’t blues enough for the blues clubs or funk enough for the funk clubs.”

No Joshing

A little bit of everything but totally soulful, the Chris Watson Band finds its sweet spot.
Edward Brown
As Chris Watson’s passion for Southern soul music has grown, so has his namesake band. Now joining the 29-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter on his eclectic, retro journey –– whose sound is full of bright, inflected vo...



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Killer or Filler?

Killer or Filler?
Fort Worth Weekly
Jetta in the Ghost Tree’s Clandestine, Vol. 1 It’s been almost nine years since former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea put out an album. You would never know it by listening to Clandestine, Vol. 1. Recorded at AudioStyles...


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Do 35 Denton

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Not only because it’s part of my job but because, y’know, I kinda like music, I listen to a lot of college radio: Pitchfork Radio, Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, KXT (in the car). And while I can’t go to as many shows (tourin...



Veteran North Texas DJ and local music lover Mark Schectman will host The Local Ticket, a new local music-flavored show on Sportsradio 1310-AM/96.7-FM The Ticket.

Everybody Wants Some

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North Texas radio is returning to the medium’s roots. In the most microscopic increments imaginable, but still. Some community involvement is better than none. Or as our publisher likes to say, “A 12-pack is better than no ...


Pocket Theory

Deep Thinking

Pop-punks Pocket Theory haven’t let their youth inhibit them (too much).
Edward Brown
In just two years, Pocket Theory has gone from scratch to two long-players and a steady stream of gigs and has even carved a little national profile for itself. The video for the song “To Be Missed (So Early)” has been view...



Jefferson Colby

Hey, JC

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Hard-rockers Jefferson Colby neither burned out nor faded away. True, the trio of frontman/lyricist Daniel Mabe, drummer (and older brother) Matt Mabe (Quaker City Night Hawks), and bassist Anthony Sosa (The Raven Charter) put ...


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Killer or Filler?

Turn on, tune in, and drop out with these new Fort Worth recordings.
Fort Worth Weekly
Stoner rock album of the year? It’s right here alongside new material from singer-songwriter Cody Culberson. –– Anthony Mariani   Complete’s Beginning of a New Era You know what “Hoogie Boogie Land” is, right? ...