Music Feature

Stealing the Show

The area’s only independent music store for rockers, Sessions Music slowly recovers from a robbery.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Almost a year ago, when Sessions Music first opened on White Settlement Road, owner John Zaskoda and a rotating cast of his music instructors would stand outside their door and watch doves circle and dive.


The 2006 Tally

Our debit and credit columns just don’t add up.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth isn’t the same place it was as little as five years ago. It’s more populated and developed, sure, but, more importantly, it now has an impenetrable resistance to being casually referred to as Dallas’ little bro...



Old New World

Telegraph Canyon mines the past for new, novel sounds on All the Good News.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Even though he’s an easy-going guy, Telegraph Canyon’s Chris Johnson has some serious convictions. Last spring, he traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in an anti-war protest. When uniformed federal “peacekeepers”...


Year in Review

A look back on the shows, music, and trends of 2006
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
I asked our esteemed group of music writers to comment on events and developments — significant, happy, sad, or just plain entertaining — this year, regarding local bands or shows at local venues, and here’s the result. ...



Still Going Apey

Local alt-rockers Baboon are getting older, but their new album may be their spunkiest yet.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Everyone knows Baboon. The local rockers have been around for nearly 16 years, and they’ve toured with The Toadies, experienced some national success, and, surely to the envy of every other North Texas band, appeared on an ep...


Dirty Diversion

The Red Herrings do right by raw, loud punk-blues.
JIMMY FOWLER
The label “garage band” may have fallen out of fashion years ago, but that doesn’t mean rockers no longer practice the art.



Red Scare

Local post-punk rockers deliver a master class in controlled chaos on their new, eponymous album.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The five guys in Red Monroe think of themselves primarily as a live act — they say that onstage is where their bombastic post-punk has room to breathe. But their studio work sure hasn’t suffered.


Coal Fever

Fort Worth’s James Michael Taylor goes and tells it on Slaughter Mountain.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In James Michael Taylor’s new album, Slaughter Mountain, the singer-songwriter persuades us to walk a country mile — and then some — in his scuffed work boots; through coal mines, rivers, and cotton fields; alongside ghos...



Magic

By some strange alchemy, ‘semi-dub-folk’ rockers Dove Hunter wring familiarity from the new.
CAROLINE COLLIER
A “dove hunter,” or “Southern Unknown,” is a mythical, winged scorpion. Dove Hunter is a relatively new North Texas band. What the two have in common is a sense of the startlingly novel tempered by familiarity.


The Wastedland

A local rocker contemplates the beer-stained and resin-dusted glory of The Me-Thinks.
STEVE STEWARD
If you head east on Belknap, you’ll end up in Haltom City. You’ll know because the scenery turns into a seemingly never-ending loop of pawnshops, used-car lots, and shade-tree mechanics.