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Stumptones will release its new album Spark on Sat., July 9 at The Grotto.

Toward Perfection

It took five years, but Stumptone has finally released its new album.
Steve Steward
On Saturday night at The Grotto, Stumptone will debut Spark, the space-rock adventurists’ third album. It’s the band’s first long player in five years, and even frontman Chris Plavidal admits that it’s kind of a glacial...


Ronnie Heart closed out Day 1 of MAF’16. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

MAF’16 Wrap-Up

This year’s version of our annual shindig was a two-day eargasm.
Eric Griffey
I started to relax a little bit on Saturday night, as Ronnie Heart slinked, popped, and locked across the stage at Shipping & Receiving Bar like that cartoon cat from Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract” video. The sprig...



Case: “I never went into music to make a lot of money.”

Still Swinging

Though semi-retired, legendary pianist Johnny Case has released a new album.
EDWARD BROWN
In jazz vernacular, “groove” refers to the pulse of the rhythm section. To have a nice groove, an ensemble has to find the right balance between keeping steady time and swinging –– a pushing and pulling of the rhythm. I...


Joe Savage

New Local Music

Joe Savage and Stone Machine Electric have new tuneage.
Fort Worth Weekly
Joe Savage’s Songs Worth Singing A century removed from the way Hank done it and decades after the heyday of Townes, Willie, and Waylon, and we’re still arguing about who will be the one to carry the C&W torch. Sure, ma...



McGlathery: “ ... It just makes sense for us to help each other out.”

Keeping Busy

Luke McGlathery isn’t just a popular sideman — his own material is creating a buzz.
JASUN LEE
Luke McGlathery is a busy dude. If the Fort Worth singer-songwriter isn’t playing gigs to promote his new album Life Ain’t Hard, or backing up his friends on bass or fiddle for their own shows, his evenings are occupied hos...


(From left to right) Luis Moreno, Justin King, and Jack Bellomy are the core players in Black Market Garden. Photo by Armando Vera.

CAM Can Do It

Southwest High’s kids won’t stop, can’t stop rocking.
Jeff Prince
Jack Black’s shrieking and guitar shredding in School of Rock would fit in fine at Southwest High School’s Contemporary Academy of Music. CAM offers free rehearsal space and professional recording equipment, allowing studen...



As the Siberian Traps, (from left to right) Mike Best, Seth Reeves, Ben Hance, and Peter Wierenga take Americana rock in a new direction. Photo by Walt Burns.

Siberian Traps: Supermen

The vehicle for singer-songwriter Seth Reeves returns after some time off.
Steve Steward
Seth Reeves has lots of things to say about living in Nashville. Some are good. Others, not so much. “It’s the city of shattered dreams,” he deadpanned recently over beers at a Fort Worth bar with the rest of the Siberian...


Forget Wesley Willis. Here are your real outsider geniuses.

Complete: Truly Outré Stars

Even after nearly a million YouTube views and seven SXSW-sanctioned shows, the Fort Worth metal-heads are still too horrible to be hip.
Anthony Mariani
That they weren’t in tune was expected, and even if they wanted to, the four unkempt, frumpy middle-aged dudes making up the Fort Worth metal band Complete could not have corralled one another into the same zip code of the rh...



sally-majestic

New Local Music

Sally Majestic, Mean Motor Scooter, and Doc Strange have new tunes for your earholes.
Fort Worth Weekly
Sally Majestic’s Rate of Exchange Sally Majestic’s new album is interesting. Oh, sure. The musicality and performances are inventive –– the kind of musician’s telepathy acquired by playing with your best friends for 1...


Left Arm Tan’s latest album was inspired by a phone booth ringing in the middle of a desert.

Left Arm Tan: Smart Country

This Fort Worth quintet stretches traditional boundaries musically, lyrically.
JEFF PRINCE
Left Arm Tan is a country-and-Western band, although its adventurous members sometimes defy that categorization. There’s plenty of heartbreak to go around on Lorene, the fourth album in six years by this Fort Worth-based quin...