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(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?...


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...