Music Feature

Humble Heart

CAROLINE COLLIER
Israel Gonzales doesn’t mind traveling under the radar. He isn’t the type of singer-songwriter who needs attention. In fact, he isn’t even the type who asks for money. He may be a Christian and he may have a m...


Gypsy Soul

JIMMY FOWLER
The four songs on FleshPop, the debut EP from the troubadour-roots trio My Wooden Leg, are uncommonly assured, guitar-charged mini-canvases full of enigmatic characters, shifty motives, and desperate situations. “Times...



Feeling Funky

CAROLINE COLLIER
Get Well spent most of last year breaking up and getting back together again. After scraping by for several years to record Soon …, the quintet’s futuristically funky debut EP that came out in 2007, Get Well ran int...


And the Winners Are …

ANTHONY MARIANI
On Sunday at the Longhorn Saloon in the Stockyards, we announced the winners of our 12th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards in a ceremony modeled after the Grammys: We announced a couple of winners, who got up on stage, acce...



Heaven Sent

CAROLINE COLLIER
Being assertive and open-hearted is a challenge to any singer-songwriter who wants to write about his — or especially her — life. (Rock is and probably will always be mostly a boy’s game.) Deaf Angel frontwoma...


In the Spotlight

JIMMY FOWLER
Pop music is filled with male vocalists, sincere dudes who favor attitude over ability and affect all kinds of little stylistic touches — weird mumbles, growls, and eccentric nasal tones — to distract the listener f...



Pride and Glory

JIMMY FOWLER
Last month, Jason Manriquez got to fulfill a longtime dream: He performed a set with his band, Fate Lions, at a local drag show. The 36-year-old lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, so v...


Pissed, Off

CAROLINE COLLIER
A real punk-rocker is totally DIY or Do-It-Yourself, according to the punk outfit Unit 21. He doesn’t go to or play shows in clubs, with their codes and restrictions. No, he parties off the beaten path. Like at somebody&#...



Shadow in Blue

JIMMY FOWLER
Several years ago, veteran bass player Guthrie Kennard was strolling through one of the Virgin Megastore locations in London. Suddenly, an idea occurred to him: He wanted to see how many of the countless albums on which he̵...


Power Psych

CAROLINE COLLIER
Life started revolving around music early for brothers Danny and Ben Hance. While still in elementary school in southern Johnson County, older brother Danny was given a guitar and Ben a bass by their guitar-playing father. Befo...