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(From left to right) Russ Genders, Branden Smith, and Mike Noyes are The Dangits.

The Dangits Come Alive

These North Texas hard-rockers still have a lot of kick in them.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Dangits are the wily veteran cage-fighters of the North Texas music scene. Now instead of punching you squarely in the face for an hour or so, frontman Mike Noyes, guitarist Branden Smith, and drummer Russ Genders also want...


Collin Herring is back in more ways than one.

New, Improved Collin Herring

HEARSAY
I never thought I’d say this, but Collin Herring is now an elder statesman of the Texas music scene. When the Fort Worth native was just starting out, circa the early aughts, he was wheels-off enough to make Mötley Crüe loo...



Longshots

The Longshots Kick It

HEARSAY
Some bands like to put out records every five years. Others like to put out everything. All the time. In the latter camp is The Longshots. The four punky Stones-esque Fort Worthians have just released Kicker Again, the follow-u...


FU’s Kenny Uptain (second from right): “There’s no slowing down. If anything, we’ve probably picked up a little more than we had in the past.”

Foxtrot Uniform Keeps Dancing

Though the band’s new album is in the bag, the musicians aren’t resting.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Though Foxtrot Uniform’s sophomore album, Cisco, is ready to be released in early September, frontman Kenny Uptain and drummer Kelly Test’s project is already moving on to album No. 3. As with Cisco and the band’s 2012 de...



Hearsay

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...