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Dark Waves

HEARSAY
The first time I saw Hentai Improvising Orchestra was on a sunny Saturday afternoon in the late aughts, out behind Doc’s Records & Vintage’s original location on Montgomery Street. The experience was very church-like. T...


Bummer Vacation is (clockwise from top left) Ricky Williford, Ryan Torres-Reyes, Paul Hernandez, and Tyler Moore.

Not a Bummer Vacation (UPDATED)

Throwing back to New Wave isn’t the only thing that makes these newcomers different.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The time may be right for Bummer Vacation. Vocalist/guitarist Paul Hernandez, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Torres-Reyes, bassist Tyler Moore, and drummer Ricky Williford hark back to Joy Division, The Smiths, and The Cure, producing...



Fresh-faced Vincent Neil Emerson has an old soul.

Killer or Filler?

Our critics take a look at some new local records.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
New stuff by a young, folk-inspired bluesboy, a precocious rapper, and a veteran hard rock band prove that Fort Worth’s music scene is as productive and lively as ever. –– Anthony Mariani   Vincent Neil Emerson’s s...


Terrible People is the first -- and may be the last -- we hear of recorded Mailman.

Special Delivery

HEARSAY
It’s like Night of the Living Dead, but instead of flesh-eating zombies you’ve got a reanimated band and a reanimated record label. The former is Mailman, a gritty smart-pop quartet (think: Calhoun meets The Old 97’s) tha...



MAC

And the Winners Are…

ANTHONY MARIANI
BAND Quaker City Night Hawks   ROCK The Hanna Barbarians   NEW ARTIST The Royal Savages   AMERICANA/ROOTS ROCK Holy Moly   HARD ROCK The Me-Thinks   TEXAS MUSIC Green Light Pistol   HEAVY METAL Sou...


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Music Awards Winners

Holy Moly and Quaker City Night Hawks have another big night in Fort Worth’s biggest celebration of musical talent.
ANTHONY MARIANI W/ PHOTOS BY VISHAL MALHOTRA
It all starts with a ballot. Well, actually, it all starts with listening to a lot of local music, but let’s say that’s implied. To compile the ballot every year, I solicit write-in votes from a gaggle of local movers-and-s...



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MAF’14: Party Balls

HEARSAY
There was a soccer game Sunday afternoon. I know because when I rolled into The Pour House to see Toy Gun at 5 p.m., there were nine million people there, most of them casting their gazes skyward at the sports bar’s walls of ...


Collin Herring’s Some Knives

Killer or Filler?

These scene veterans have something to say.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
For a while back in the mid-aughts, Collin Herring was one of the biggest deals around, packing shows all over North Texas and doing his friends and neighbors proud at sanctioned South By Southwest showcases. Since relocating t...



MAF

MAF ’14 Schedule Announced

HEARSAY
Forty-eight bands, all from the great 817 and all nominees in Fort Worth Weekly’s 17th Annual Music Awards, will converge on eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, as part of the Weekly’s...


MUSIC

Killer or Filler?

Experimental, traditional, underground — it’s all coming out of Le Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Though Cleanup’s ranks have changed a little since the band’s debut recording, the EP Wherever Your Place May Be (2012), frontman Landon Cabarubio and company are still math-rock giants. And while singer-songwriter Keegan M...