Music Feature
Sit back and relax with Missing Sibling before the band hits the road.

Commiserate with Missing Sibling

Expanded ranks make for a bigger, fuller sound on the indie-rockers’ new EP.
Jimmy Fowler
Anyone who gives a listen to Commiserate, the infectious new EP from noise-pop practitioners Missing Sibling, is likely to hear echoes of bands like Guided By Voices and Camera Obscura, specialists in warm vocal harmonies ridin...


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New Local Music

A Fort Worth rapper returns to the game while some Denton rockers come into their own.
Fort Worth Weekly
Before Fort Worth’s rap scene blossomed into the vibrant, talent-rich rhyme factory it now is, Smoothvega, a.k.a. Lorenzo Zenteno, stood atop the hip-hop hierarchy and looked poised for big things. The buzz around him was pal...



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New Local Music

Chucho, The Ape Hangars, and Toy Gun lead the hit parade this month.
Fort Worth Weekly
Chucho’s Monotonic Tailpiece Fronted by singer-songwriter Kenny Uptain and compromising musicians from Foxtrot Uniform and The Longshots, the audacious country-blues outfit Chucho is named after a legendary Mexican bandito wh...


Tornup (left) and DJ Berto G have become a force for socially conscious hip-hop in North Texas.

Tornup’s Righteous Rap

Along with DJ Berto G, this 22-year-old Fort Worthian is the anti-bling king.
Jimmy Fowler
Torry Evan Finley may be best known as bassist/frontman of the psychedelic sludge-metal band Spacebeach. The 22-year-old Fort Worthian also is a frequent presence at the Near Southside DIY space 1919 Hemphill, booking shows and...



Parks: “I think this illness was supposed to happen, because everything has worked out.”

Rachella Parks Is Back

After a long battle with illness, the 53-year-old Fort Worth saxophonist has finished her debut album
Edward Brown
Multi-instrumentalist Rachella Parks is slowly regaining her strength after a 10-year battle with sarcoidosis, a rare and incurable disease that caused her fatigue, pain, joint degeneration, and memory loss. The symptoms began ...


Paleschic: “I like the term ‘subtle rock,’ but it’s also got an old feel, an old vibe.”
Photo by Jon Phillips.

Jake Paleschic: Again, At Last

A mix of vintage Jackson Browne and Lyle Lovett informs this Fort Worth singer-songwriter’s new album.
Anthony Mariani
Jake Paleschic finished recording his new album a few months ago but sat on it, waiting to release it at the right time. Now that the Fort Worth singer-songwriter is heading out on a six-city U.S. tour opening for Fort Worth wu...



Culberson: “We love making music together. Everyone gets along so well.”

Cody Culberson’s Blame

With a new EP and new confidence, the Fort Worth singer-songwriter may have finally arrived.
Edward Brown
Cody Culberson’s return to The Prophet Bar next weekend will mark a milestone for him. The Fort Worth singer-songwriter got his first break at that Dallas venue six years ago, when Joel Fruth, the club’s booking agent, gave...


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Killer or Filler?

New recordings by Clear Acid, The Hope Trust, and Tornup lead this month’s hit parade.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Impossible Dreams There’s something poetic about the fact that Fort Worth rapper Tornup and D.J. Berto G. met while both were working at a vegan restaurant five years ago. It’s easy to imagine listening to the du...



Backed by a full band, Leon Bridges proved he’s come a long way from the shy guy he was here in the Fort. Matt Mabe

SXSW ’15

South-by returned to its roots, and Leon Bridges sprouted wings.
Matt Mabe
Well, my bank account is empty, my shoes are caked in mud, and my knees feel like a dying old man’s. Another South-by in the books. SXSW ’15 felt very noticeably different to me on several fronts. The first obvious differen...


Watson: “We weren’t blues enough for the blues clubs or funk enough for the funk clubs.”

No Joshing

A little bit of everything but totally soulful, the Chris Watson Band finds its sweet spot.
Edward Brown
As Chris Watson’s passion for Southern soul music has grown, so has his namesake band. Now joining the 29-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter on his eclectic, retro journey –– whose sound is full of bright, inflected vo...