Music Feature
Collin Herring’s Some Knives

Killer or Filler?

These scene veterans have something to say.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
For a while back in the mid-aughts, Collin Herring was one of the biggest deals around, packing shows all over North Texas and doing his friends and neighbors proud at sanctioned South By Southwest showcases. Since relocating t...


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Killer or Filler?

Experimental, traditional, underground — it’s all coming out of Le Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Though Cleanup’s ranks have changed a little since the band’s debut recording, the EP Wherever Your Place May Be (2012), frontman Landon Cabarubio and company are still math-rock giants. And while singer-songwriter Keegan M...



Like The Light Crust Doughboys, Shotgun Friday harks back to the days when bands had sponsors.

Slammin’ Sounds

Shotgun Friday’s “hill-hop” goes down smooth.
EDWARD BROWN
Shotgun Friday is blending music with craft beer know-how into an eclectic mix of sounds that co-frontman and banjoist Tony Drewry has dubbed “hill-hop,” a mix of “hillbilly and hip-hop.” Not surprisingly, Drewry is a b...


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Killer or Filler?

Indie-rock, metal, and jazz are coming at you from North Texas. As always.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
In this month’s look at mostly newish local records, a compilation CD of indie-rockers shines, Denton jazzbos swing, and perhaps the 817’s first bona fide heavy metal band reaches into the vault. –– Anthony Mariani &nbs...



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Electric Neck, Mercy Skull

Secret Ghost Champion is still weird, still psychedelic, and still awesome.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Secret Ghost Champion is out there. The Fort Worth quintet led by singer-songwriter Ben Hance isn’t flashy or rowdy, and the guys don’t perform in sequined jumpsuits or anything. Hance, little brother Danny Hance (bass), Jo...


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Get Ready to Fest

Festivals are here to stay. For now.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The year was 2002 when Fort Worth Weekly decided to put together a concert as part of our annual Music Awards. The location was Ridglea Theater. The bill consisted of five bands, including Holland K. Smith and Aggressive Christ...



Tidals: “We’re just bored with playing rock music.”

Waves of Sound

Fort Worth duo Tidals Experiments
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth natives Jeremy Lantz, 33, and Joshua Wrinkle, 30 –– together known as the techno duo Tidals –– were once asked to describe the music they write, record, and perform in clubs around North Texas. “Future punk...


(From left to right) Esteban Juarez, Jonathan Villalobos, and Jorge Armenta comprise one of the only Spanish-language punk bands in town.

Kick Out Los Jams!

Fuera D Servicio specializes in Spanish-language punk.
EDWARD BROWN
When Jonathan Villalobos, lead guitarist and vocalist for Fuera D Servicio, enlisted in the U.S. Marines eight years ago, he never imaged it would be the start of a Latin-flavored punk-rock odyssey. The trio’s nucleus formed ...



Obsidian, Jessie Frye

Killer or Filler?

New albums by some scene stalwarts sound fresh.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Among the relatively new releases with roots in the 817, the ones by Jessie Frye, Royal South and company, and Tripp Mathis have a lot of history behind them. Each artist has been on the scene for nearly a decade, Frye when she...


Lion Eye is (from left to right) Shayla Sweetz, Andrew McCollough (Dru B Shinin’), Sam Rude, Paul Gordan, Paul Garza, and Chris Birdine (Young Zeus).

Lion Eye: Roaring Rhymes and Riddims

This new Fort Worth outfit blends hip-hop and reggae for the working class.
EDWARD BROWN
Young Zeus, a.k.a. Chris Birdine, doesn’t have to dig very deep to find inspiration for his rhymes. When you grow up in Fort Worth’s impoverished South Side with a drug-dealing father and gangbanging classmates, life-alteri...