Skynyrd: Undercover Libs

They simply did not make sense. The same twangy rockers who in song either absolved themselves of the reign of closeted Imperial Wizard George Wallace or endorsed him were the same musicians who, in another tune, crowned a poor...


Aska: When Everything Was “Local”

There was a time when Aska was my favorite “local” band. A short period of time. About a month or so. But still. A time. It was about a year after 9/11. I had just moved to Fort Worth from Houston. I was on my own, with no ...


The Cush: Supernormal

I’ve always had a soft spot for The Cush. The reasons are many-splendored and colorful, but I won’t bore you with them here. Let’s just say that, like Gabrielle and Burette Douglas, the husband-and-wife team behind the ba...

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Music Awards Winners

Last Sunday within the comfy yet cavernous confines of Shipping & Receiving’s Tilt Room, hundreds of folks, all nominees in our 20th Annual Music Awards and their plus ones, gathered for the awards ceremony. The Panthys a...


Welcome Home, Leon

Got to give credit to Leon Bridges’ people. His message is –– like his coiffure –– on point. For about a year now, we’ve been watching the young soul sensation knock ’em dead on huge stages and have been reading a...


Music Awards Festival Lineup

Gather ’round, kinfolk. Here is the lineup for our 15th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival. For the first time, the event will be two days in two different parts of town. On Saturday, June 25, the Near Southside w...


Untapped: Craft Music

I love beer. Beer is my favorite. Beer is good. Beer is delicious. And beer is all I need to get me through another day of full-time work and full-time parenting and full-time husbanding and ugh! Somebody grab me a beer! And th...


Music Awards Are Here

Welcome to our 20th Annual Music Awards, a celebration of all of the great tuneage that comes out of the great 817 every year. Here’s a primer. For both the uninitiated and old-head alike. The Music Awards are just for fun, j...


Joe Gorgeous: Clean, Scuzzy, Smart

Some guys just have it. They have a knack for working their bands in all the right ways. I’m not saying that Joey Gorman is some sort of Svengali, just that he’s almost as good at getting a band out there as he is leading o...


Smoke-free Billy Bob’s: One Small Step

It started with Eric. My buddy was the first among our crew of borderline dangerous jackasses to quit smoking. This was maybe seven or eight years ago, when it seemed the whole world lit up. Grandparents, little sisters, Cambod...