Music Feature
Fort Worth pop-jazz-blues singer-songwriter D. Anson Brody will release a song a week for a year.

D. Anson Brody: A Song a Week for a Year

ANTHONY MARIAN
Now that major record labels have become the sole province of mega-stars, local musicians are coming up with creative ways to release new music. For example, instead of putting out an album per year or less frequently, the root...


KatsüK’s Grotto show this Friday will be their first of 2013.

KatsüK’s Zero Point

Daniel Katsük and his band transcend rock with their new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a reason Fort Worth singer-songwriter Daniel Katsük took almost four years to release the follow-up to his band KatsüK’s 2008 debut album, Out of the Wind. Actually, there are a whole bunch of reasons: money (or l...



(From left to right) Matt Mabe, Sam Anderson, David Matsler, and Pat Adams are on the way up.

Boss Honcho

Just try to knock Quaker City Night Hawks off their lofty perch.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Bona fide, non-hyphenated rock ’n’ roll is not something you pump out after learning just a couple of chords, though, yes, lots of bands (looking at you, AC/DC) have made a mint off spinning G, C, and D (and maybe two or th...


Jones: “I felt like the players in this town were as good as in any city I ever lived in.” Vishal Malhotra

Class Act: Jody Jones

His songwriters’ showcase — and career — are growing.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In a way, Fort Worth chose Jody Jones. The early-fortysomething Americana singer-songwriter was born here and spent a good chunk of his childhood here, but he and his family moved away a long time ago: He finished growing up in...



Banging beats and instrumental melodies complement some wicked rhymes on this new collaboration.

The Truth on Tape?

A sparkling new collaboration manifests everything right — and wrong — in hip-hop.
ANTHONY MARIANI
How refreshing it was to see Dru B Shinin’ come onto the scene a few years ago. Here was this young, hungry rapper with an interesting backstory and a TCU diploma, pumping out songs and albums seemingly nonstop and also –...


What does Missing Sibling sound like? Eight out of 10 folks don’t know.

Family Friendly

Members of Fate Lions and Calhoun conspire by the fire in Missing Sibling.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On a recent Sunday night in the middle of Nowheresville, Okla., Missing Sibling experienced its first big break. It’s not what you think. A belt on singer/guitarist Drew Gabbert’s Jeep Cherokee snapped, leaving him and his ...



Nice Major: “I’m a fan of Lady Gaga, Queen, Kanye. That’s also what I want ... everybody to see.”

Major Niceness

This Fort Worth rapper is more than rap, maybe more than the Fort.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth isn’t short on rappers, that’s for sure. But most of them are gangsta. Their beats are simple and intentionally chintzy sounding, and the lyrics are copious and mostly about boasting, toasting, and the thug life....


Scotty Boy (front) and Renizance attribute most of their success to The Hustle.

Slangin’

Immortal Soldierz built a mini-empire on gumption … and thousands of CDs.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
The two guys in Fort Worth’s Immortal Soldierz still make their living the old-fashioned way. Rappers Salvador “Scotty Boy” Vasilio and Hector “Renizance” Falcone call their business model The Hustle: They swagger up ...



Siberian Traps keep on gigging and recording.

Not Trap’d

From Nashville to the Fort, this alt-country foursome has range.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Seth Reeves does a near-flawless impersonation of former President George W. Bush. The secret to the imitation, said the frontman to Fort Worth alt-country stylists Siberian Traps, is to state some platitude as if you’ve just...


Unraveler’s debut CD has been a long time coming but is worth the wait.

Unraveler Comes Together

Rebirth comes in many forms, including super-heavy ones.
STEVE STEWARD
Perhaps one of the most enduring themes in rock music is the one about new bands assembled from the broken pieces of old ones. From Led Zeppelin’s rise from the ashes of the Yardbirds to Operation Ivy’s growth into Rancid a...