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Kenny Uptain (center) has taken folk/blues songwriting to a new, contemporary place with his new project, Chucho.

What’s Up, Chucho?

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Ever listen to Sturgill Simpson and think, “Man, this shit would be so much more meaningful, and so much better, if he stopped merely trying to impersonate Waylon Jennings and threw in a little rock guitar or free-jazz sax or...


Produced by Jordan Richardson, a.k.a. Son of Stan, Tidals' sophomore album, Seplica's Bedroom, is simple yet sophisticated.

Tidals: Fort Wave Music

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News flash: Fort Worth is not as cool as a lot of us probably think it is. For all we have to recommend our fair burgh –– The Modern! The Usual! Fort Worth Contemporary Arts! –– there’s a lot that indicates that we ar...



The Fluorescents

That Fluorescent Glow

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The last time I saw a tall, skinny white kid with a tawny skater haircut (bangs to one side), a dress shirt buttoned to his neck, and khaki pants was in high school. I went to an all-boys Catholic school. In the Northeast. In t...


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Do 35 Denton

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Not only because it’s part of my job but because, y’know, I kinda like music, I listen to a lot of college radio: Pitchfork Radio, Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, KXT (in the car). And while I can’t go to as many shows (tourin...



Veteran North Texas DJ and local music lover Mark Schectman will host The Local Ticket, a new local music-flavored show on Sportsradio 1310-AM/96.7-FM The Ticket.

Everybody Wants Some

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North Texas radio is returning to the medium’s roots. In the most microscopic increments imaginable, but still. Some community involvement is better than none. Or as our publisher likes to say, “A 12-pack is better than no ...


Jefferson Colby

Hey, JC

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Hard-rockers Jefferson Colby neither burned out nor faded away. True, the trio of frontman/lyricist Daniel Mabe, drummer (and older brother) Matt Mabe (Quaker City Night Hawks), and bassist Anthony Sosa (The Raven Charter) put ...



Southside Pirate Radio

The Pirate Sets Sail

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Last week, the folks at The Southside Pirate, the 2-year-old Near Southside-based internet radio station devoted to Fort Worth music, announced on their Facebook page that they’re going terrestrial. Pirate co-owners John Rody...


Brandin Lea (second from right, shown with his new band, Jetta in the Ghost Tree) is excited to reunite with two of his old Acoustic Mafia pals, John Price and Collin Herring, on Saturday at The Aardvark.

Acoustic Mafia What?!

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The three guys who at one time almost drank Fort Worth out of Jäger (and Jack Daniels and Lone Star Beer) couldn’t even finish a six-pack now. And that’s a good thing. Brandin Lea, frontman for psych-rockers Jetta in the G...



Trai Bo

Try Trái Bo

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On Friday, The Grotto (517 University Dr., 817-882-9331) will host one of the coolest shows all year anywhere. It’s co-headlined by Cleanup, the math-rocking Fort Worth trio that we’ve been praising for eons, and Megafauna,...


Kill for Mother

Mathy, Thrashy Kill for Mother

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It got so pervasive that even Sweetooth started messing around with it. I’m not talking about some kind of newfangled drug, though drugs, in general, were prevalent before the Fort Worth metal sextet broke up in late 2013. No...