Music Feature

Moon Rocks

Alt-rock band Moon Grave has a new name and a new album in the works.
Edward Brown @EJB0017
Moon Grave has seen the good, bad, and ugly sides of a name. Until last May, the Fort Worth alt-rock trio went by the moniker American Holocaust. Everyone in the band felt it had a cool, gritty ring to it –– frontman Andrew...

Ill Smiths: “Drake is thought about, talked about more in this band than anyone else.”
Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

A Quick Buzz

Ill Smiths have a new record and outlook — and, soon, a new name.
For a band that technically didn’t form until the summer of 2015, Ill Smiths have quickly become one of the buzziest acts in the 817 and the 214. Despite a press kit consisting of only three songs on

Squanto’s Color TV Death represents a new paradigm.

Squanto’s Spear of Density

There’s new music, and then there’s this Fort Worthian’s dark electro-pop.
Anthony Mariani
Squanto is highly recommended, especially for fans of early-’90s trip-hop, early Beck, glitchwerks, the poetry of John Ashbery and Jorie Graham, and music as people 30 and older probably treasure it. “Ten was the last great...

Photo by Viktor Villanueva

Hate Your Friends Love Music

To this pop-punk-driven quartet, whining is for babies.
Steve Steward
An all-time classic “band dudes” conversation is the one that starts with “We should totally start a band together.” Usually there’s lots of complimentary banter bandied back and forth about mutual affinities for guit...

Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Vodeo’s Auspicious Debut

This yacht-rocking Fort Worth quartet’s self-titled EP is already a classic.
Anthony Mariani
These guys must get laid a lot. Not that having acrobatic sex with as many attractive people as possible is every musician’s dream, but … wait. News flash: It is. Anyway, not since The Hanna Barbarians or maybe even the Joh...


New Local Music

Two pop-punk bands and a rocked-out songstress dropped new material.
Fort Worth Weekly
Jessie Frye’s Boys’ Club Jessie Frye has balance working in her favor. Her rich voice could easily work in the hands of a dance-pop producer, but she chooses a much more organic, rock-oriented approach. Following up her acc...


Evolving Sound Emoji

Fungi Girls are critical darlings, but they aren’t afraid to change their tune.
Steve Steward
I’ll be honest. Interviewing a band by group text is sort of a bit, but seeing as how the three dudes in the Fungi Girls are only a few years out of high school, an interview via texts seems less like a clever conceit and mor...

Pinkish Black

Pinkish Black: Bury the Past, Eye the Future

The heavy experimental duo is set to release a new and old album.
The year 2014 was a good one for Fort Worth’s heaviest, noisiest experimental duo. In the spring, Pinkish Black completed a West Coast tour with Italian progressive rockers Goblin, kindred spirits whose soundtracks for ’70s...


New Local Music

The Toadies, Ryan Tharp, Mean Motor Scooter, Red Shahan, and Cody Lee have new music for ya.
Fort Worth Weekly
Red Shahan’s Men & Coyotes (Magnolia Records) At first glance, “Men & Coyotes” seems like a silly name for a song, much less an album. And then the track begins playing, and I’ll never doubt Red Shahan again. Th...

Art by Elizabeth Ratfliff

On the Town

Fort Worth Weekly
Happy Hour Readers’ choice: Bar Louie, 2973 W 7th St Critic’s choice: Upper 90 on College, 961 W Magnolia Av From 2 to 7pm Mon-Fri, the Near Southside bar offers $2.50 wells and domestic bottles, $3 16-oz. domestic drafts, ...