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MAF’14, Round 2

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The full lineup for Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival is just about done. For the free daylong concert on Sunday, June 22, at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor (Lola’s Saloon, The Grotto, Magn...


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Music Awards Festival, Round 1

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Here’s the first batch of bands to play Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival (MAF) on Sunday, June 22, at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor. And they are: Pinkish Black, Son of Stan, The Hanna Ba...



The new lineup for Henry the Archer is wrapping up its first full-length. Photo by Dustin Schneider with Plastik Object Photography

Henry the Archer: Aiming for Cowtown

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New Jerseyan Richard Hennessy had been playing music since high school and professionally as the one-man project Henry the Archer for a couple of years before his employer offered him the chance to relocate to the sunny shores ...


After working on their sophomore album for three years, the guys in Stumptone have finally decided it's time to release it.

Stumptone Returns

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Going to local shows (or even listening to KXT), you might think that smart, highly polished indie-rock has been around North Texas forever –– Calhoun, The Orbans, Ice Eater, The Unlikely Candidates, and Un Chien seem to be...



(From left to right) Nevada Hill, Ryan Williams, and Daron Beck have put out a mesmerizing slab of doom. Photo by Lauren McClure.

Bludded Death Reigns

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Perhaps Bludded Head’s most distinguishing characteristic is vocalist/guitarist Nevada Hill’s light voice. Backdropped by his band’s pulsating, stomping beats and loud, growling riffage, his vocal instrument is more in ke...


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Rap Up that Lola’s Jay

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Hip-hop finally has a home. For the past few months, Lola’s Saloon has been hosting shows by some of the most progressive underground rappers and beatmakers in North Texas and beyond on Wednesday nights. Before Lola’s, hip-...



The Apache 5 is back after a long hiatus, playing Friday at Lola's Saloon.

Apache 5, Happi Hous, Color Control

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As with most weekends in the Fort, this one has options for, let’s say, adults and for, let’s say, people with less serious responsibilities. If we could imagine Friday as a wedding reception, the people with 9-to-5s, maybe...


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...


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...