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Eat Avery’s Bones’ We Have No Rhythm packs an eternity of punky boom into just a couple of minutes.

Killer or Filler?

Punk rock is alive and well in North Texas. But you already knew that.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Yes, punk is doing just fine in North Texas. Though the sound lives mainly at 1919 Hemphill (and the occasional house show), it’s driven by quite a few bands that can easily cross over into what constitutes the mainstream in ...


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Killer or Filler?

Locals get in on the holiday mood.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
What to get that music lover in your life? Well, iTunes gift cards are great but are grossly impersonal. Worse, they don’t allow you to impose your superior musical taste on your loved ones. So for your last-minute shopping p...



In diverging slightly from their standard m.o., Quaker City Night Hawks produced the best song to come out of the 817 in ’13. At least according to HearSay.

Best Local Songs of ’13

It’s not a comprehensive list, but it’s, uh, something.
HEARSAY
By “best,” of course, I mean “my favorite.” And by “local,” I mean “Tarrant County.” For the most part. People from Dallas, Denton, and beyond have a lot to do with the great music that comes out of the 817 ever...


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Killer or Filler?

New psych-rock, rap, and acoustic jazz turn up the heat in the Fort.
JIMMY FOWLER, ERIC GRIFFEY, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
Cheap recording technology probably partly explains the wealth of new music popping up in town these days, but what explains the high quality? Maybe like in the ’60s in New York City, rock ’n’ roll is still relatively new...



It’s a haypatch hustle for Walker and company.

Dangerous Hoedown

JIMMY FOWLER
At one point during the tune “Haypatch Hustler” from Walker & The Texas Dangers’ 2011 debut album Pay the Fiddler, Brett Walker shouts, “Balin’ hay, hey, it’s my job!” The lead singer and upright bass player f...


Kites and Boomerangs: “You can run into problems when one guy brings a riff to the table, and everyone just builds around it.”

Kaleidoscopic

On their new album, Kites and Boomerangs hone in on a signature sound.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Fort Worth indie-pop quartet Kites and Boomerangs has been playing high-energy shows with its current lineup –– guitarist/vocalist Josh Garcia, guitarist/vocalist Will Appleton, drummer/vocalist Donnie Simmons, and bass...



All aboard with Droidekka! Next stop, nostalgia.

Zapped

Specializing in vintage videogame music, Droidekka generates 8-bit brilliance.
EDWARD BROWN
As long as there have been video games, there’s been videogame music –– and there have been video games for nearly 35 years. The genre’s nascent effervescent bleeps and bloops are what inspire Droidekka, a Fort Worth in...


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Killer or Filler?

There are lots of genres and lots of genre music in yon towne of Cow.
EDWARD BROWN, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
The problem with genre music is that it all tends to sound alike. Well, if it sounded like anything else, it wouldn’t be part of a genre. It’d be just music. But some people like adhering to formula, and there’s nothing w...



Don’t fall asleep on Calhoun. Artwork by Jordan Roberts

Crisco Redux

Synth-rockers Calhoun return with a startling new EP, Paperweights.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Calhoun has always been a little, well, different. When Tim Locke launched what was at the time his solo project, lo, these 10-plus years ago, hard-charging Americana was the most popular indie genre onstage and on the airwaves...


Alford: “We wanted it to have a DIY sound, and that’s pretty much how we made it.”

Slumberbuzz Awakens

The shoegaze quintet’s debut has been a long time coming — and sounds like it.
STEVE STEWARD
Last January, Slumberbuzz had changed its name, solidified its sound and lineup, and written enough material to fill an album. At the time, the band was hoping to put out a full-length, but member shifts and life in general see...