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GRO-ing Up

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Somewhat quietly, Green River Ordinance has become Fort Worth’s most famous rock export not named The Toadies. The band has been around for an eternity in rock years (over a decade), having formed when all five members were n...


Composer Curtis Heath, a.k.a. "Uncle Curtis," is recovering from cancer, and some of his insanely talented friends are throwing a benefit concert for him, Sun, at Lola's.

Curtis Heath Benefit Sunday

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In the annals of Fort Worth music, The Theater Fire looms large. Smart, dusty, and melancholy, the quintet managed to bridge all kinds of gaps: between worldly and provincial, modern and ancient, young and old, rustic and sophi...



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Dr. Wu’s Diagnosis? More Blues

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Like commercial-radio country, heavy metal, and hip-hop/R&B, the blues gets a bad rap. “It’s boring,” some people cry. “It’s too noodly,” lament others. And, perhaps most worrisomely, “It all sounds the same....


Dreamy Soundz Records does right by local jazz on a new compilation album.

Dreamy Jazz Soundz

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Back in the mid-aughts, even after Caravan of Dreams was shuttered, Fort Worth was a pretty jazzy town. The Black Dog Tavern was packed most Sunday nights for a jam hosted by Berklee-educated Fort Worth drummer Dave Karnes, who...



Sabbath Assembly, the duo of New York founder Dave Nuss and Fort Worth's Jamie Myers, plays The Grotto on Friday, Nov. 1.

Sabbath Assembly: Black Hosannas

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Until Pinkish Black/The Great Tyrant came along, circa 2008, did anyone else notice a distinct lack of black metal in the Fort? There’s been metal, sure, and a lot of angry punk and hardcore. But black metal, the kind of heav...


Shadows of Jets’ Taylor Tatsch: “I feel Fort Worth has the best music community in the Metroplex.”

Shadows of Jets: Time for Them to Fly

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Though Shadows of Jets just released their debut album, a brilliant slice of “divorce pop” (to apply the term coined by Son of Stan’s Jordan Richardson for melancholy, sumptuous yet subdued rock), they started recording i...



Southern-fried metalists Southern Train Gypsy have signed with a new label, Chokehold Records, based in Los Angeles.

Chokehold Signs Southern Train Gypsy

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Southern Train Gypsy might not seem like the kind of band to be interested in stuff like record labels and “getting signed” and all that noise. Frontman Matthew Leslie, bassist Duane Smith, guitarists Brian Hoover and Travi...


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Seize the Dia

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There’s little doubt that The Toadies are the biggest rock ’n’ roll thing ever to come out of Fort Worth. Flashback to the early ’90s. MTV, after replacing commercial radio as the world’s primary source of new music, ...



Jetta in the Ghost Tree, seen here in rehearsal, marks the return of former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea.

Return of the Jetta

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Back when North Texas’ twentysomething rockstars were singing into hair brushes to Oasis in the bathroom mirror, Brandin Lea was singing his own music into real microphones in front of thousands of real people all over the co...


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Dubstep’s Time?

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For whatever reason, dubstep hasn’t taken off in Fort Worth (or Denton). Dallas is silly with the stuff, but the good ol’ Fort? Not so much. Maybe the Stockyards are to blame. Though we all know better, a lot of North Texan...