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Tornup (left) and DJ Berto G have become a force for socially conscious hip-hop in North Texas.

Tornup’s Righteous Rap

Along with DJ Berto G, this 22-year-old Fort Worthian is the anti-bling king.
Jimmy Fowler
Torry Evan Finley may be best known as bassist/frontman of the psychedelic sludge-metal band Spacebeach. The 22-year-old Fort Worthian also is a frequent presence at the Near Southside DIY space 1919 Hemphill, booking shows and...


Parks: “I think this illness was supposed to happen, because everything has worked out.”

Rachella Parks Is Back

After a long battle with illness, the 53-year-old Fort Worth saxophonist has finished her debut album
Edward Brown
Multi-instrumentalist Rachella Parks is slowly regaining her strength after a 10-year battle with sarcoidosis, a rare and incurable disease that caused her fatigue, pain, joint degeneration, and memory loss. The symptoms began ...



Paleschic: “I like the term ‘subtle rock,’ but it’s also got an old feel, an old vibe.”
Photo by Jon Phillips.

Jake Paleschic: Again, At Last

A mix of vintage Jackson Browne and Lyle Lovett informs this Fort Worth singer-songwriter’s new album.
Anthony Mariani
Jake Paleschic finished recording his new album a few months ago but sat on it, waiting to release it at the right time. Now that the Fort Worth singer-songwriter is heading out on a six-city U.S. tour opening for Fort Worth wu...


Culberson: “We love making music together. Everyone gets along so well.”

Cody Culberson’s Blame

With a new EP and new confidence, the Fort Worth singer-songwriter may have finally arrived.
Edward Brown
Cody Culberson’s return to The Prophet Bar next weekend will mark a milestone for him. The Fort Worth singer-songwriter got his first break at that Dallas venue six years ago, when Joel Fruth, the club’s booking agent, gave...



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Killer or Filler?

New recordings by Clear Acid, The Hope Trust, and Tornup lead this month’s hit parade.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Impossible Dreams There’s something poetic about the fact that Fort Worth rapper Tornup and D.J. Berto G. met while both were working at a vegan restaurant five years ago. It’s easy to imagine listening to the du...


Backed by a full band, Leon Bridges proved he’s come a long way from the shy guy he was here in the Fort. Matt Mabe

SXSW ’15

South-by returned to its roots, and Leon Bridges sprouted wings.
Matt Mabe
Well, my bank account is empty, my shoes are caked in mud, and my knees feel like a dying old man’s. Another South-by in the books. SXSW ’15 felt very noticeably different to me on several fronts. The first obvious differen...



Watson: “We weren’t blues enough for the blues clubs or funk enough for the funk clubs.”

No Joshing

A little bit of everything but totally soulful, the Chris Watson Band finds its sweet spot.
Edward Brown
As Chris Watson’s passion for Southern soul music has grown, so has his namesake band. Now joining the 29-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter on his eclectic, retro journey –– whose sound is full of bright, inflected vo...


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Killer or Filler?

Killer or Filler?
Fort Worth Weekly
Jetta in the Ghost Tree’s Clandestine, Vol. 1 It’s been almost nine years since former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea put out an album. You would never know it by listening to Clandestine, Vol. 1. Recorded at AudioStyles...



Pocket Theory

Deep Thinking

Pop-punks Pocket Theory haven’t let their youth inhibit them (too much).
Edward Brown
In just two years, Pocket Theory has gone from scratch to two long-players and a steady stream of gigs and has even carved a little national profile for itself. The video for the song “To Be Missed (So Early)” has been view...


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Killer or Filler?

Turn on, tune in, and drop out with these new Fort Worth recordings.
Fort Worth Weekly
Stoner rock album of the year? It’s right here alongside new material from singer-songwriter Cody Culberson. –– Anthony Mariani   Complete’s Beginning of a New Era You know what “Hoogie Boogie Land” is, right? ...