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Quaker City Night Hawks Take Off

Local super-group releases divine new album, ¡Torquila Torquila!
ZACK SHLACHTER
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.
ANTHONY MARIANI
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.
ANTHONY MARIANI
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 ...


Music Awards Winners

All 10,000-plus votes were counted, and here are your victors.
ANTHONY MARIANI
On the plus side, no one got hurt, there weren’t any fights, and only a couple of people fell down. On the bad side, we floated three kegs in a little over two hours.



Andrew Kenny’s Wooden Birds

With his new Austin/Brooklyn band, the Fort Worth native harkens back to honey-brown, twang-free country-pop.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth native Andrew Kenny has earned critical praise and a national following as lead vocalist and songwriter for both the seminal mid-’90s slowcore outfit American Analog Set and, more recently, the Austin/Brooklyn pop ...


JJ & The Rogues: Stare Down

Having fun is paramount to this 10-year-old guitar-based New Wave Fort Worth quartet.
JOHN HARDEN
After being nominated in the 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards as best comeback band, JJ & The Rogues want to begin showing Fort Worth they never actually left. “It’s always an honor to be recognized, but I never knew...



Apache 5’s Big Black Smoke

Frontman and spiritual leader Joshua Loewen’s take on ’60s bliss shakes in all the right places.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Singer-songwriter Joshua Loewen’s got a fevah, a vest-wearin’, spasmatic-dancin’, bangs-flippin’, grass-smokin’ ache for jangly guitars, snappy beats, and velveteen melodies. He’s tuned his satellite radio to the la...


Calhoun: Heavy Sugar in the Bank

The veteran Fort Worth quintet makes a statement.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The fifth track on Heavy Sugar, the latest album from Fort Worth’s Calhoun, is a tune called “Heart of Junk,” a melancholy, black valentine to a disappointer. A dreamy Fleetwood Mac-ish ballad, the song wouldn’t qualify...



Hydrogen Jukebox: Hot Air

Fort Worth Opera’s version is with you in Rockland, but I’m not.
KRISTIAN LIN
In classical music, each new work is tasked with keeping the art form alive, and each live performance of a contemporary piece of music is an event and an occasion for taking the cultural temperature of a local audience. So we ...


A-Rumblin’ in Earthquake Country

Led by Jason Worley, this Fort Worth sextet throws back to the Dust Bowl to contemplate today.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although alt-folkies Earthquake Country played their first live show only last Friday night at The Moon, you’d think they’d been together forever by virtue of their quietly confident debut album. The 13 songs on Diaspora we...