Music Feature
Psychedelic, trippy-dippy, and loud, a Skeleton Coast blowout is always memorable.

Sailing Skeleton Coast

With a dazzling debut album, this young Fort Worth quartet soars.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The outdoor stage abounded with goofballs: a cherubic angel; a sexy cop; a young woman in black army boots, black fishnets, a black microdress, and bank-robber mask; a slight person of indistinct gender in a fuzzy red jumpsuit ...


Cosmic Trigger frontman Tyrel Choat: “It’s all about having balls. Hell, if we screw up and no one’s there, at least we tried.”

New Cosmic Order

With twin guitar leads and a double-bass attack, The Cosmic Trigger might pull off a crossover.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Sword broke the barrier. The Austin quartet was one of the first heavy-metal bands to be embraced by the indie-rock community, not only receiving airplay on college radio stations nationwide but getting press, often good pr...



We The Sea Lions’ frontman Jon Badillo (center) needs to get out more.

About to Roar

Fort Worth indie-rockers We The Sea Lions won’t bite.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Get to know We The Sea Lions. Super-tight and prolific, the dark indie-rock quintet has been around for two-plus years but still seems to run under the radar. Most of the major press the band has received has come from one publ...


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Killer or Filler?

Yacht rock and super-blues are coming at you from the Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Madràs’ Things Can Change Since its June release, the debut album from twentysomething singer-songwriter Jeevan Antony, his bass-playing younger brother Mathew, and drummer/producer Ben Hance (Secret Ghost Champion) has atta...



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Killer or Filler?

New albums by Foxtrot Uniform and One Fingered Fist and a split by The Dangits and Perdition are coming at you.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Foxtrot Uniform’s Huj! Huj! Hajrah! The alt-bluesy, country-psyching, classic-rocking Foxtrot Uniform has just released its first album, Huj! Huj! Hajrah!, after months of can-do and do-it-yourselfing in drummer Kelly Test’...


Clint Niosi is not trapped between two worlds. (Cover art by Fort Worth painter and Weekly Visionary Award winner Devon Nowlin.)

Clint Niosi: Pleasurably Spiteful

The folky Fort Worth singer-songwriter returns with a new, lush album.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Sometimes lyrics seem just thrown together, and for some bands, louder bands, you can see why –– on disc or in person, their words tend to get buried beneath avalanches of furious guitars, basses, and drums. Only the melodi...



Live Oak

Live Oak to Work With Spune?

ANTHONY MARIANI
More changes are afoot at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, the plush venue/bar/restaurant that recently opened on the Near Southside. A month ago, Live Oak owner Bill Smith hired Jamie Kinser, co-owner and co-founder of Bl...


We’rewolves have an ambitious sound but remain pretty DIY. Matthew McGowan

Lycan Licks

We’rewolves mark their turf, one anthem at a time.
MATTHEW McGOWAN
A little over a year ago, in the thick of one of the hottest Texas summers in recent memory, three dudes squeezed into a spartan concrete cube south of I-20 and unleashed an arena-ready style of blues rock to an audience of exa...



(From left to right) Alex Zobel, Jake Paleschic, Kris Luther, and Joey Gorman are The Longshots. Jon Phillips

That’s Kicker

The Longshots have the right attitude and sounds — and pedigree.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In many ways, The Longshots are your typical roadhouse-rocking throwback band. Just four young dudes playing dirty rock ’n’ roll, looking grungy, and drivin’ all the ladies crazy. But there’s more to these cats than jus...


At 39, Kevin Aldridge seems to be just hitting his stride.

The Appraiser

Fort Worth singer-songwriter Kevin Aldridge makes a statement record.
ANTHONY MARIANI
To say that Kevin Aldridge has just made the record of his career is a bold statement. The 39-year-old singer-songwriter has been churning out his particular brand of elegant, sophisticated, country-tinged Americana for more th...