Music Feature

Darrin Kobetich’s Longest Winter

The Fort Worth guitar virtuoso has a new album on the way and sundry projects to boot.
Darrin Kobetich and his guitars have been through a lot together over the last 33 years. When he was a howling force in thrash metal bands, commercial success seemed a distinct possibility. Neither Hammer Witch nor the next pro...

Dru B Shinin’

From Topeka to TCU, this Korean-American rapper writes about every angle of life.
Rapper Dru B Shinin’ used to take part in hip-hop battles but not anymore. While his insightful, intelligent lyrical flow might help him triumph over other rappers, Dru is not a competitive guy. Instead he is driven by a desi...

Foxymorons Tell Bible Stories

The Nashville-Fort Worth based brainchild of David Dewese and Jerry James achieves indie-rock brilliance.
The Foxymorons aren’t your typical band. It’s the songwriting vehicle for two guys from different cities, Fort Worth’s Jerry James and Nashville’s David Dewese, who nevertheless have spent the past decade –– not qui...

Killer or Filler?

Our critics examine some local discs of note.
Fort Worth Weekly Music Critics
Feeler is the lost Toadies album, recorded in 1997 and meant as the follow-up to the Fort Worth quartet’s widely acclaimed platinum-selling album Rubberneck. But the band’s former record label, Interscope, thought the album...


’70s sci-fi, the occult, and heavy riffage combine to form Void Mariner and the Mystic Boogie of the Sacred Line.
Lots of bands put out CDs. Few bands put out an album, in the sense of a seminal recording (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pet Sounds, In the Court of the Crimson King) that doesn’t offer songs as much as moments an...

Reckoning In Memory of Man

With a new EP, this 817 supergroup achieves metal for grown-ups.
Last year, the veteran Fort Worth prog-metal band Loaded Moses dissolved but didn’t really disappear. Instead, the two main songwriters, guitarist Chad Beck and singer Alex Lilly, picked up four new bandmates and took on the ...

Killer or Filler?

Local band's new (or newish) CDs are on the chopping block.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
When area musicians talk about drummer Matt Mabe, they do so with a healthy measure of respect for his skills on the skins. Soon, people may express that same reverence for Matt’s younger brother, Danny, who dropped out of co...

Enter: The Orbans

Fort Worth roots-rockers quietly release a masterpiece, major labels be damned.
You blinked and missed it. OK, call me unreasonable, but a couple of weeks ago, one of the best albums ever produced by a Fort Worth band came out, and no one really noticed. There was no cover story in Texas Monthly, no interv...

Still Twirling at the Stagecoach

The vernable East Belknap dancehall has stayed relevant by not changing a damn thing.
Out on East Belknap Street, in a stand-alone building covered in Western murals, honkytonk is alive and kickin’. The Stagecoach Ballroom, with a history stretching back a half-century and across three locations, is one of the...

Reliving DFW Punk

An Arlingtonian's documentary of the early '90s scene will appear on a computer near you.
When filmmaker Laura Tabor-Huerta was an Arlington high school student in the early 1980s, punk was for the freaks. “It was just me and this one other guy” who were interested in the most adventurous sound –– and style ...