Music Feature

Slowly But Surely

New muddy-rock trio Vincent’s got a lot of buzz — and promise.
JIMMY FOWLER
Here’s a timeless image of a twentysomething bassist in a new band: Coby Queen answers his cell phone for a 1 p.m. interview, then asks for a few minutes’ reprieve.


Whiskers

Though still young, the Catfish Whiskey guys have matured a lot recently, as their new LP may prove.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Five years ago, Catfish Whiskey was all about the party.



Bruising

Locals The Black Bonnets dig deep into the past to unearth some brutal beauty.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
I love to see musicians squirm,” David Matsler said, beaming his best shit-eating grin over a half-finished glass of whiskey.


Class from the Past

Fort Worthian Betty Buckley enjoys a resurgence of sorts, much to one writer’s glee.
Tom Geddie
A gift from 40 years ago arrived in the mail just before Christmas, a CD called Betty Buckley 1967, with the semi-iconic Fort Worth entertainer smiling playfully on the cover.



Solo Voce

Trading in tails for jeans has been a blessing for singer-songwriter Jordan Critz.
Jimmy Fowler
Ad-libbing a new ending to a Mozart concerto changed Jordan Critz’ world – not to mention his standing in the piano competition in which he was playing.


Hall of FWame

We dip into Fort Worth’s past to show the future what’s up.
Various Authors
Like most cities, Fort Worth has a rich musical heritage. But for whatever reason, when the national mainstream media talk about music, our lovely town of cow is barely mentioned. Even worse, a lot of yokels, especially a lot o...



Pump It Up

Drummer Adonis Rose keeps taking giant steps toward putting the Fort on the jazz map.
CAROLINE COLLIER
When Adonis Rose arrived in Fort Worth a little more than two years ago, he found the jazz scene here a little lacking.


Spurring Hipsterdom

Lola’s may be the mid-sized indie venue Fort Worth has been praying for.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Before Brian Forella bought it last year, 6th Street Live (formerly 6th Street Bar & Grill) was a warm but glorified hole-in-the-wall with a patio, hosting shows by local and touring bluesmen and classic-rock cover bands.



Middle Ages

With a band name inspired by medieval art, the thirty-pushing-fortysomethings of Fate Lions swear by their pop leanings.
JIMMY FOWLER
Jason Manriquez, the singer-songwriter and guitarist for the eminently hummable pop-rock outfit Fate Lions, spent a fair amount of time deciding on a name for the group he co-founded late last year with lead guitarist and backg...


Progressions

Jazz and smart rock are more closely aligned than normally thought, according to Denton quintet oso closo’s tuneage.
Jimmy Fowler
When Adrian Hulet, the singer, pianist, and songwriter for the arty soul outfit oso closo, moved from Grapevine to Denton in 2001 to attend the University of North Texas, he thought he had exorcised his live-band demons forever...