Music Feature

He’s Changed

Singer-songwriter David Matsler gets serious about the studio.
CAROLINE COLLIER
While making We’ve Changed, Fort Worth troubadour David Matsler faced his demons and found them less daunting than he had feared. After five years of obsessively devoting his life to music, he finally relinquished his nee...


Crystal Blue Persuasion

The prolific Eyes, Wings And Many Other Things take flight.
COLE GARNER HILL
When Colin Arnold of the Dallas psychedelic duo Eyes, Wings And Many Other Things admits that his and ex-Fort Worthian Sean French’s band “lends itself to people in a certain state of mind,” he clearly means &...



Moon Patrol

As Naxat, Fort Worth's Alex Atchley is out there.
CAROLINE COLLIER
A musically incisive nerd-punk who makes instrumental music inspired by video game soundtracks? That’s Alex Atchley, a 24-year-old Fort Worthian singer-songwriter who now performs as Naxat, the name of one of his previous...


Taking the Lead

JIMMY FOWLER
When local muso Matt Skates formed the Fort Worth Music Co-Op last year, he couldn’t have guessed all the directions it would take. The collective started out as a go-between for Fort Worth musicians and clubs that would,...



Not a Drag

CAROLINE COLLIER
Three musicians who met in a class at Texas Christian University six years ago founded the band Stella Rose under the auspices of loud rock and limitless potential. Youthful abandon informed the grunge-heavy, gritty rock sound ...


Good Place to Start

ERIC GRIFFEY
Fort Worth roots-rock quartet Chatterton has been together in one form or another for a few years now. Though frontman — and lone remaining original member — Kevin Aldridge claims Chatterton has always been a tradit...



Joey Green Hits Red Dirt

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It’s one of the oldest stories in music: Local boy grows up singing and playing guitar in talent shows, coffee shops, and church camps, then attempts to parlay talent and ability into becoming something more than just ano...


Many-Tentacled

CAROLINE COLLIER
When Jefferson Colby frontman Danny Mabe first picked up a guitar several years ago, he figured out how to play it almost overnight. By the time he had recruited his older brother Matt and childhood friend Jeff Moore to accompa...



Strange Days

COLE GARNER HILL
Don’t call Hentai Improvising Orchestra a band. With completely extemporaneous performances and refusal to practice or designate a bandleader, the Fort Worth experimental ensemble is much closer to a drinking club of crac...


Novel Approach

JIMMY FOWLER
Creative expression, the desire to master an art form, to honor one’s influences – they’re all important reasons for a performer to pick up a guitar and begin to make music. But according to Alex Johnson, the ...