Music Feature

Music Awards Winners

All 10,000-plus votes were counted, and here are your victors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...

The Boobles: Beatles and Breasts

A local Beatles tribute act pays homage to women and hopes to raise money for a good cause at the same time.
A new band is on the run. A specific kind of Beatles parody outfit, The Boobles recently released their debut album, a 35-minute jaunt that has been more than two years in the making. With 11 tracks, versions of The Fab Four’...

Killer or Filler?

Our critics take a listen to some relatively recent local discs of note.
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Comping the Fort Worth Co-Op

Some tracks shine on the nonprofit booking/promotions group’s first compilation CD.
Don’t underestimate the importance of quality control. Running a venue, dancing in a ballet company, curating a gallery, being in a band, publishing a free alt-weekly –– someone with experience needs to be nearby to say, ...