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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...


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Killer or Filler?

Hop in the way-back machine to the early ’90s — and late ’30s.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
The Toadies’ Play.Rock.Music Let’s get this out of the way first. Play.Rock.Music, The Toadies’ fifth studio album since first forming in the late 1980s, doesn’t get off to a great start. The main problem: Leadoff track...



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Punk Drunk

1919-loving punks Special Guest and Not Half Bad split a CD. Genre results.
STEVE STEWARD
Perhaps one of the most tired arguments that can arise between two humans is the one that tries to define punk rock. People who obsess about this stuff often cite a sorta-famous quote by the Minutemen’s D. Boon, who affirmed ...


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Killer or Filler?

New recordings by post-bluesy Oil Boom and psychotic Lindby say, “Listen.”
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Oil Boom’s Gold Yeller Last August, just a few months after the Dallas-Fort Worth trio Oil Boom dropped its first, widely acclaimed EP, Black Waxy, frontman/vocalist Brian Whitten departed, leaving the gravelly post-blues ban...



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?...