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Kites and Boomerangs: “You can run into problems when one guy brings a riff to the table, and everyone just builds around it.”

Kaleidoscopic

On their new album, Kites and Boomerangs hone in on a signature sound.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Fort Worth indie-pop quartet Kites and Boomerangs has been playing high-energy shows with its current lineup –– guitarist/vocalist Josh Garcia, guitarist/vocalist Will Appleton, drummer/vocalist Donnie Simmons, and bass...


All aboard with Droidekka! Next stop, nostalgia.

Zapped

Specializing in vintage videogame music, Droidekka generates 8-bit brilliance.
EDWARD BROWN
As long as there have been video games, there’s been videogame music –– and there have been video games for nearly 35 years. The genre’s nascent effervescent bleeps and bloops are what inspire Droidekka, a Fort Worth in...



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Killer or Filler?

There are lots of genres and lots of genre music in yon towne of Cow.
EDWARD BROWN, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
The problem with genre music is that it all tends to sound alike. Well, if it sounded like anything else, it wouldn’t be part of a genre. It’d be just music. But some people like adhering to formula, and there’s nothing w...


Don’t fall asleep on Calhoun. Artwork by Jordan Roberts

Crisco Redux

Synth-rockers Calhoun return with a startling new EP, Paperweights.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Calhoun has always been a little, well, different. When Tim Locke launched what was at the time his solo project, lo, these 10-plus years ago, hard-charging Americana was the most popular indie genre onstage and on the airwaves...



Alford: “We wanted it to have a DIY sound, and that’s pretty much how we made it.”

Slumberbuzz Awakens

The shoegaze quintet’s debut has been a long time coming — and sounds like it.
STEVE STEWARD
Last January, Slumberbuzz had changed its name, solidified its sound and lineup, and written enough material to fill an album. At the time, the band was hoping to put out a full-length, but member shifts and life in general see...


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Easy, Shannon

Remembering Ronald Shannon Jackson (1940-2013).
KEN SHIMAMOTO
Listen: A giant lived here. Ronald Shannon Jackson was born in Fort Worth on Jan. 12, 1940. He died here on Saturday, of leukemia, in the Riverside house his family first moved to in 1955 and where he had lived since 1996. His ...



Shadows of Jets’ Shadows of Jets

Killer or Filler?

Fort Worth goes back to the future, and whence the funk in Funkytown?
JIMMY FOWLER, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
Music Awards has just come and gone (well, since late July), and look at all the dynamite new recordings that have already popped up in Le Fort: Ice Eater’s Don’t Care, Rivercrest Yacht Club’s Aqua Naughty, Beauxregard’...


Son of Stan

Killer or Filler?

Divorce pop, progressive jazz, and boutique pop-rock are manifest in three new albums.
EDWARD BROWN, JIMMY FOWLER, AND ANTHONY MARIANI
Dear Music Industry. On the way into work the other morning, I jumped around the commercial radio dial. And guess what? A bunch of crap came out my speakers. On the country station, some guy was singing about his broken heart o...



The RYC inserts knowledge directly into faces.

Blue Peters

Rivercrest Yacht Club is still witty and raunchy but now a lot funkier.
ANTHONY MARIANI
As you become older, you are encouraged/forced by society to become independent. As you become independent, you are encouraged/forced to accumulate responsibilities to generate the ka-ching that will allow you to maintain that ...


On The Town cover design winner and Art Institute student Jose Perez

Best Of On The Town 2013

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Cheap Buzz If you’re griping about Mondays, stop by Baker Street Pub (6333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW) to whine over $2.50 glasses of red and white house vino. On Tuesdays, lead your herd to Buffalo Bros. (3015 S University Dr, FW) ...