Music Feature
Robby Rux (left): “Fort Worth is crazy right now. I haven’t seen it like this in 20 years. Every day there’s another badass band that comes around.” Jon Phillips

Paws for the Cause

It’s taken awhile, but the shoegazing Year of the Bear has arrived.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Now in their mid-30s and early 40s, the three Fort Worthians comprising the shoegazing, psych-rocking Year of the Bear are undertaking the novel task of learning how to write music and handle the nuts and bolts of running a ban...


The Frisky Disco is about to release an album and an EP and start work on another album.

Boogie Nights

The Frisky Disco is of age — and coming to a bar near you.
MATTHEW McGOWAN
Until recently, Fort Worth’s noisy blues-rock trio The Frisky Disco was having a rough go at it. They had been floundering, really, for the past few years, playing only a handful of gigs at the few local venues brave (stupid?...



In the key of crushed skulls, please. The Vorvon fellas — (left to right) Sharp, Liberio, Steward, and Wells — are trained in the classic art of melting faces. Anthony Mariani

Vorvon Descends

Doom is manifest in this Fort Worth quartet’s debut EP, Bass Mountain.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Somebody smart has probably already written about the boom in doom rock in these decidedly doomy times. Yes, there has been doom since the early 1970s, specifically going back to Black Sabbath, who flipped the proverbial script...


Pop-punk quartet Perdition’s debut full-length, Hispaniola, is an ode to twentysomething life on the ledge.

Killer or Filler?

New discs of pop-punk, gypsy rock, and Dirty South rap are comin’ atcha.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Perdition’s Hispaniola Will punk ever die? Not as long as bands like Perdition keep cranking out hooky records. The Fort Worth quartet’s debut full-length –– the 10-track Hispaniola (Dang!Records) –– carries the pop...



Best drummer Matt Mabe throws up the horns as Nick Choate catches a ride with Michael “Big Mike” Richardson, whose Box of Rock won best cover/tribute band. Vishal Malhotra

2012 Panthys

Quaker City Night Hawks, Holy Moly come up big in our 15th Annual Music Awards.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Quaker City Night Hawks rule the roost. In our 15th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards, celebrated on Sunday at Piper Hall in the West 7th Street corridor, the gritty rock quartet won all four categories in which it was nomi...


Local rapper Kyeyote is recording his sophomore album, For the Love of Ballads, due out this fall. Vishal Malhotra

Here Fur Good

Chicago native and former drug dealer Kyeyote stalks the Fort’s rap scene.
MATTHEW McGOWAN
Kye Harry, a Chicago native and relative newcomer to Fort Worth’s rap scene, got his stage name over a few lines of cocaine a little over a decade ago in his hometown. Harry was dealing the drug then, and a regular customer s...



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Killer or Filler?

Two new rootsy releases and an import via Fort Worth await your ears.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors
Keegan McInroe’s A Thousand Dreams As if Fort Worth needed another reminder of just how deep its pool of singer-songwriters is, now comes Keegan McInroe’s A Thousand Dreams, a recently released 19-song monster of taste and ...


The guys of Turbid North take a break from the road –– but only occasionally.

Death from Above

Despite some setbacks, Alaska-born metalists Turbid North focus on the future.
STEVE STEWARD
Among the myriad branches of heavy metal’s family tree, none are as reductive as death metal. Overprotective parents think the moniker applies to any record with a scary album cover, and music critics lazily use it to pigeonh...



Josh Weathers and Brad Hines take a short break after a long interview on the set of The Texas Music Hour. Jeff Prince

Texas Music Hour

Local music and musicians might be headed for the small screen.
JEFF PRINCE
The first season of Troubadour, TX is wrapping up, and what began as a promising idea for a TV show about the lives of musicians ended up as a narration-heavy documentary that seemed almost clinical. Fort Worth musician Guthrie...


The guys in Fort Nox now have kids as old as they were when they first started rapping.

Fort Nox: Golden Years

Fort Worth rapping trio challenges you youngsters to battle
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
The three rappers in Fort Worth’s Fort Nox have always had timing on their side. They might be older cats, compared to some of the young MCs now just coming into the Fort’s oh-so-fragile rapping scene, but Desmond Anderson,...