Music Feature

Pimpadelic … Seriously

Though these guys have been around forever, they can still hurl a hook.
Like last night’s Whataburger, they’re back. Rocking their Confederate flags, boasting about amounts of rot-gut consumed and numbers of women bedded, avoiding showers, the boys from Pimpadelic never really went away, though...

Killer or Filler?

Indie-rock suits Fungi Girls and St. Vincent just fine.
In a few short years, Fungi Girls have released two 7-inch singles, a demo EP (Psilo), and a 12-inch LP (2009’s Seafaring Pyramids), and they’ve toured the country. Much has been made of the fact that the band is composed o...

The Moon Ridglea

The beloved TCU-area Moon is relocating next to the historic Ridglea Theater.
The Moon, the longstanding indie-music venue near TCU, is relocating next to the historic Ridglea Theater on Camp Bowie Boulevard. The new Moon’s grand opening is set for early November.

In the Drift Era

This post-rock trio crafts soundtracks for wild imaginings.
The three musicians in the post-rock instrumental project Drift Era love writing, performing, and recording original music, but their fantasy is to score films for some of their favorite directors like Wes Anderson and Terry Gi...

Readying for Live Oak

A lot is riding on the success of the forthcoming Live Oak Music Hall.
Opening a large live-music venue is a natural career transition for Bill Smith, the developer behind the forthcoming Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on the Near South Side in the Fairmount District. He’s done construction si...

Killer or Filler?

CDs by Constant Seas, Maren Morris, and We the Sea Lions go under our musical microscope.
Live Wire, Maren Morris: Maren Morris’ third album, Live Wire, is a mature effort from a singer who’s practically grown up on record. Her first release dropped when she was 14, and a loyal fan-base sprang up around her in n...

R.I.P. Savvy’s Rich Mauch

The guitarist was a vital part of the Fort Worth scene in the 1970s and ’80s.
The guy whose looks, musicianship, and demeanor made him one of the coolest guys on the local rock scene in the 1970s and 1980s died in a motorcycle accident Friday, July 22, in Aransas Pass. Richard Mauch was 59.

Quaker City Night Hawks Take Off

Local super-group releases divine new album, ¡Torquila Torquila!
The four guys in the Quaker City Night Hawks have undeniable chemistry. Co-lead vocalists and guitarists Sam Anderson and David Matsler previously worked together in The Black Bonnets and knew bassist Pat Adams and drummer Matt...

The Universal Answer is Both, Alan

Five years have gone into the new album by Chris Hardee’s vehicle.
Not everyone can make weird seem sweet, endearing, possibly even cool. Check that: Most people who are outwardly weird are scary. You fear for them if not fearing for your life in their very presence. But ask anyone who knows C...

The Music Bed Wakes Up

A new song licensing company provides an income resource for indie artists.
Bright pop-rockers Green River Ordinance, singer-songwriter Jordan Critz, the shoegazing Constant Seas, and singer-songwriter Dara Maclean are just four Fort Worth artists who are making money the old-fashioned way: by sitting ...