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Lion Eye is (from left to right) Shayla Sweetz, Andrew McCollough (Dru B Shinin’), Sam Rude, Paul Gordan, Paul Garza, and Chris Birdine (Young Zeus).

Lion Eye: Roaring Rhymes and Riddims

This new Fort Worth outfit blends hip-hop and reggae for the working class.
EDWARD BROWN
Young Zeus, a.k.a. Chris Birdine, doesn’t have to dig very deep to find inspiration for his rhymes. When you grow up in Fort Worth’s impoverished South Side with a drug-dealing father and gangbanging classmates, life-alteri...


Todd Osborne brought the rawk to the Stockyards.

R.I.P. Todd Osborne

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A few club owners had tried indie-rock in the Stockyards before, but it never really took off until Todd Osborne created The Basement Bar in the late ’00s. Osborne, who died Monday of natural causes at the age of 41, was an i...



Missing Sibling: “Instead of being insular in a time when it’s easy to do so, find your missing sibling, long-lost close friends you may have never known were there.”

The Sibling Collective

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Missing Sibling is indeed a straight-ahead ragged-pop band committed to the health and longevity of loud, fuzzy guitars, bashing cymbals, and floating, yawning vocal melodies. But frontman Drew Gabbert, bassist/backing-vocalist...


With producer Britt Robisheaux (left), Lazy Summer — (from left to right) Jeremiah Kirby, Justin Weisenborn, and Deryck Barrera — are about to release their second album.

Lazy Summer Creeping In

Former (and current) punks craft moody ukulele-driven instrumental jazz.
JIMMY FOWLER
The goal of most bands is to capture an audience with the raw musical power of their live performances. Guitarist/ukuleleist/composer Jeremiah Kirby, 34, spent several years trying to do that in a ska-punk band that played all ...



Among Friday's shows, Fort Worth light-rockers The Oregon Trailers will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP.

Friday Fun in the Fort

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Somehow basketball and independent music just seem to go together. The cultural anthropologists among us might point to the fact that more so than the three other major sports, basketball is decidedly minority-centric, and, wel...


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Killer or Filler?

“Boutique pop,” non-bling gangsta rap, pop-punk ­— the Fort’s got it all.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Now’s as good a time as any to take stock of the quality releases to come from Fort Worth (sometimes with Dallas’ or Denton’s help) over the past couple of weeks alone: The Orbans’ Vedere, The Fibs’ Hex Hex Hex, a rec...



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The Me-Thinks: Loud and Sucky

Three Chili Dog Night goes well with sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.
ANTHONY MARIANI
To his left from the Boswell High School parking lot was home. To his right, the way to Haltom “Rock” City. When he was a 17-year-old senior in 1989, Ray Liberio started turning right after school. And he’s never looked b...


JJ & The Rogues' new album has been well worth the wait.

JJ & The Rogues: Sweet Talkers

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The album starts with the sounds of waves crashing, boards creaking, and a British-accented chap shouting, “All hands!” A pealing ship’s bell segues to a dreamy bed of synths accented by slowly plucked acoustic guitar and...



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Luke Wade: The River Arrives

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Put aside the fact that Luke Wade is a supremely talented singer-songwriter along the lines of Bon Iver and Ray LaMontagne. And forget that the 30-year-old Dublin, Texas, native and his backing band, No Civilians, are about to ...


After playing a sanctioned showcase, Fort Worth’s War Party is ready to, um, party at South By Southwest. Steve Steward

South By Recap

The lines were long and sad but the music copious at the annual Austin fest.
STEVE STEWARD
Here’s the thing: I kinda suck at South By Southwest. I get to Austin late. I get defeated by lines. I drink too much, or I don’t drink enough. I worry about who I’m going to impose on for a place to crash, or I get stuck...