Music Feature

Come Together

STEVE WATKINS
Matt Skates has been a fixture on the Fort Worth music scene for years. He plays bass currently in seven local bands: Ginny Mac, Katsük, Shuttle, 57 Sauce, End of the World Parade, Skin and Bones Drum Cult, and Panther City Ba...


Pluck

JEFF PRINCE
Frank Whetstine has reinvented something almost as commonplace and universally accepted as the wheel: the plastic guitar pick. The flat, triangular pick favored for decades by folk strummers, country pickers, and rock ‘n&...



No Reservations

KEN SHIMAMOTO
The economic downturn has not been kind to the folks from Indian Casino Records, the plucky little Seattle-based indie record label that we’ve profiled (“South by Northwest,” Feb. 11, 2009) and that has releas...


A Light in the Field

ANTHONY MARIANI
Most of us who go to local shows probably spend a lot of time paying polite attention, maybe nodding along to the beat a little. Rarely do we have an experience. But a couple of years ago at a show at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth,...



With a Bullet

CAROLINE COLLIER
Having spent several years as a member of the neo-soul vocal quartet Keingz Ransom and as a roommate of Keegan McInroe of Catfish Whiskey, Kewaithian Freeman is no stranger to the local music world. The frontman for Rabbit̵...


The World Is Spinning

JIMMY FOWLER
When Avi Marco came to Fort Worth from Israel with his family in 2005, he had no friends and a limited grasp of the English language. His M.O. for exploring scary new places and faces was strong curiosity coupled with a passion...



Tower-ing

CAROLINE COLLIER
Meander named its new debut album, The Tower, after the tarot card indicating radical change, chaos, and an upheaval in the status quo. Progressive to the core, The Tower twists and astonishes throughout, capturing both existen...


New Avenue

CAROLINE COLLIER
When Luke Wade sits down to write a song, he often starts with nothing more than a melody. A cappella, he can concentrate on a simple vision, a concise emotion. The music comes later.



Right Directions

CAROLINE COLLIER
Kurt South is a regular guy who happens to know how to play the guitar and sing. Rather than craft mysterious epics, South plays the way he lives: simply and clearly. His country-blended, acoustically focused compositions follo...


Nü-Disco

JIMMY FOWLER
Just how inventive is dance music supposed to get? This is the question that challenges and inspires the Fort Worth trio known as Shuttle. The interlinked genres of house, techno, electronica, funk, and fusion are the playgroun...