Music Feature
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,...


Pinkish Black’s debut album has been a long time coming and is well worth the wait.

Killer or Filler?

The 817 welcomes auspicious debuts from local doom giants, veteran Americana songwriters, and poppy newbies.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors
By the time you reach the end of Pinkish Black’s self-titled LP, your brain feels like it’s been forced to take a journey perilously close to the event horizon of a black hole, as if skirting its edge is the only way to mak...



With The Proper Husbands (Adrian Hulet, left, and Jed Barnett), Brenna Manzare has created quite a buzz.

Proper Husbandry

Singer-songwriter Brenna Manzare keeps it low-key but spellbinding.
ZACK SHLACHTER
For the past few months, there’s been buzz in Fort Worth about Brenna Manzare and her band, The Proper Husbands. Neither on her own nor with her trio has Manzare formally released any material yet. There are only a handful of...


Rotten Roots are taking it easy on “the biz.”

Rotten Roots Jam

This Fort Worth quartet of reformed punks is a case study in maturation.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Angsty, punk-rocking Texas teenagers with caches of bluesy Lone Star country records are bound to mellow out with age, and Rotten Roots, somewhat of a newcomer to the Fort’s music scene, are an example of what it looks and so...



Don’t Ever Look Back Twice is Mills & Co.’s startling debut.

Killer or Filler?

New CDs from some local artists run the gamut.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors
Singer-songwriter Taylor Craig Mills’ debut album, Don’t Ever Look Back Twice, has been a long time coming, and it’s a shiny little gem of melancholy pop rock that showcases the main man’s often- extraordinary voice. Mi...


Dru B Shinin’s All American is an insta-classic.

Killer or Filler?

Instrumental guitarwork, hip-hop, and proto-punk albums are coming at you from the Fort.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors
Darrin Kobetich’s The Longest Winter The title of guitarist Darrin Kobetich’s latest self-released album, The Longest Winter, suggests the musician might be applying his considerable powers of fretwork to the subject of des...



Newbie Nolan Robertson (The Hendersons) joins the JJs — Jameson Cockerell (center) and Josh Townley — to keep the Rogues running.

Gone Rogue

Turnover in JJ & The Rogues has closed some doors while opening others.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
The two “Rogues” in JJ & The Rogues have, um, gone rogue. Just in the past few weeks, the Fort Worth pop-rock quartet lost a bassist and then, completely out of the blue, a drummer, leaving the group’s main duo in the...


The Phuss has just released a killer new album and is on tour with The Toadies.

Killer or Filler?

Fort Worth produces garage, triple-A, punk, and post-rock for review.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors
Here’s a split EP released on cassette (!) and digital download that features six tracks of raging, lo-fi punk rock thrills, with a virulence that I haven’t heard in these parts for quite awhile. Between these two bands, Do...



(From left to right) drummer Matt Mabe, frontman Danno Mabe, and bassist Anthony Sosa are totally in sync as Jefferson Colby.

Rock Explosion

Jefferson Colby is doing something novel: rocking ’n’ rolling.
Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth has a lot of rock bands. Indie-rock, hard-rock, stoner-rock, punk-rock. But good ol’ fashioned, straight-ahead, unhyphenated rock ’n’ roll? Eh. But Fort Worth, you could argue, isn’t the only city feeling the...


Calhoun Conquers SXSW

Calhoun Conquers SXSW

Fort Worth Weekly
At South by Southwest this year, I was reminded of an old theory that applies to festivals: The average festivalgoer only hears broad strokes, meaning that either loud or soft sounds manage to corral his or her short attention ...