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Gollay: I’m pretty introverted by nature, though I become a different person onstage.”

Gollay: Built for Love

The Un Chien guitarist/vocalist goes her own way on a superb new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth singer-songwriter Rachel Gollay hadn’t done much national touring as a musician, but she recently had a “total immersion” experience in the rigors of it: As a guitarist and vocalist for (and only female member ...


Blocker (center): “Pleasing everybody is hard, so we’ll see how that goes.”

A 180 for 380

The Denton/Fort Worth quintet has come a long way since its mod-rocking days.
JIMMY FOWLER
One recent Saturday afternoon, a group of North Texas musicians huddled over a small makeshift assembly line in a friend’s garage in Denton. The product being assembled was a limited-edition vinyl-and-CD package of Photomaps,...



(From left to right) Russ Genders, Branden Smith, and Mike Noyes are The Dangits.

The Dangits Come Alive

These North Texas hard-rockers still have a lot of kick in them.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Dangits are the wily veteran cage-fighters of the North Texas music scene. Now instead of punching you squarely in the face for an hour or so, frontman Mike Noyes, guitarist Branden Smith, and drummer Russ Genders also want...


FU’s Kenny Uptain (second from right): “There’s no slowing down. If anything, we’ve probably picked up a little more than we had in the past.”

Foxtrot Uniform Keeps Dancing

Though the band’s new album is in the bag, the musicians aren’t resting.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Though Foxtrot Uniform’s sophomore album, Cisco, is ready to be released in early September, frontman Kenny Uptain and drummer Kelly Test’s project is already moving on to album No. 3. As with Cisco and the band’s 2012 de...



Bummer Vacation is (clockwise from top left) Ricky Williford, Ryan Torres-Reyes, Paul Hernandez, and Tyler Moore.

Not a Bummer Vacation (UPDATED)

Throwing back to New Wave isn’t the only thing that makes these newcomers different.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The time may be right for Bummer Vacation. Vocalist/guitarist Paul Hernandez, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Torres-Reyes, bassist Tyler Moore, and drummer Ricky Williford hark back to Joy Division, The Smiths, and The Cure, producing...


Fresh-faced Vincent Neil Emerson has an old soul.

Killer or Filler?

Our critics take a look at some new local records.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
New stuff by a young, folk-inspired bluesboy, a precocious rapper, and a veteran hard rock band prove that Fort Worth’s music scene is as productive and lively as ever. –– Anthony Mariani   Vincent Neil Emerson’s s...



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Music Awards Winners

Holy Moly and Quaker City Night Hawks have another big night in Fort Worth’s biggest celebration of musical talent.
ANTHONY MARIANI W/ PHOTOS BY VISHAL MALHOTRA
It all starts with a ballot. Well, actually, it all starts with listening to a lot of local music, but let’s say that’s implied. To compile the ballot every year, I solicit write-in votes from a gaggle of local movers-and-s...


Collin Herring’s Some Knives

Killer or Filler?

These scene veterans have something to say.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
For a while back in the mid-aughts, Collin Herring was one of the biggest deals around, packing shows all over North Texas and doing his friends and neighbors proud at sanctioned South By Southwest showcases. Since relocating t...



MUSIC

Killer or Filler?

Experimental, traditional, underground — it’s all coming out of Le Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Though Cleanup’s ranks have changed a little since the band’s debut recording, the EP Wherever Your Place May Be (2012), frontman Landon Cabarubio and company are still math-rock giants. And while singer-songwriter Keegan M...


Like The Light Crust Doughboys, Shotgun Friday harks back to the days when bands had sponsors.

Slammin’ Sounds

Shotgun Friday’s “hill-hop” goes down smooth.
EDWARD BROWN
Shotgun Friday is blending music with craft beer know-how into an eclectic mix of sounds that co-frontman and banjoist Tony Drewry has dubbed “hill-hop,” a mix of “hillbilly and hip-hop.” Not surprisingly, Drewry is a b...