Music Feature

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...



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.