Music Feature

Fort Worth Got Next

Tired of our second-class city status? So is the Royal South crew.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the first stories I ever wrote for the Weekly was about local hip-hop. Most of the artists I talked to lived in the 817 but said they were from Dallas. Maybe they were ashamed of their hometown. Or afraid that no one out...


With a Bullet

Ransom does it All 4 You.
CAROLINE COLLIER
For local mod-rock trio Ransom, everything has happened fast.



The High Life

The Lifters rise up.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
Singer-songwriter Peter Black had almost had it with music, especially with flaky backing musicians.


Ramblin’ Men

A local trad-country band is a history lesson told in plinks, plunks, and a whole lotta heart.
Jimmy Fowler
A couple of years ago, Tyler Rougeux had a transformative experience.



Blazin’ Grass

With a new album under their belt, 100 Damned Guns artfully assault C&W tradition.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Before founding the acoustic-country-revival band 100 Damned Guns about three years ago, none of the six veteran musicians in the band had ever played country.


Long String Instrument

The Show
Even music lovers who’ve never even heard the term New Music might find something engaging about New Music practitioner Ellen Fullman’s upcoming performances at Will Rogers Memorial Center



Zayra Is Pretty

Local monsters Dave Karnes and Daniel Harville hook up with the charismatic Rockstar: Supernova contestant.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Zayra Alvarez is a singer-songwriter from Puerto Rico who has been living in Dallas for “a long time,” she said, and is probably best known for her appearance last year on the reality TV show Rockstar: Supernova.


Hope Is Alive

Illness-stricken Fort Worth saxophonist Rachella Parks hasn’t lost a step.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Fort Worth native and accomplished tenor saxophonist Rachella Parks never considered herself a jazz musician per se.



Boldly Going

Part space-rock, part melodic-groovemeisters, The Frontier Brothers are all courage.
Jimmy Fowler
The history of rock ‘n’ roll is filled with would-be messiahs. John Lennon reportedly told his fellow Beatles — after multiple hits of acid — that he was the second coming of Jesus Christ.


The Wreck Room: 1997-2007

ANTHONY MARIANI
A couple of years ago, I sat at a table at J&J’s Hideaway with Wreck Room owner Brian Forella and developer Philip Poole. The hot topic was the Wreck’s future.