Music Feature
Idol schmidol. Casey James is still a force on the pop music landscape.

2013 Hall of Famers

Casey James and Ken Shimamoto are this year’s inductees.
JIMMY FOWLER AND ANTHONY MARIANI
As part of our Music Awards every year, we induct outstanding members of Fort Worth’s scene into the Fort Worth Music Hall of Fame, a metaphoric institution peopled by the likes of Delbert McClinton, Vaden Todd Lewis, Dewey R...


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Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2013

That Low-End Rumble
ANTHONY MARIANI, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
First, thank you for supporting local music. As you’ve probably learned by now, the best stuff doesn’t always come from someplace else. Like, say, Brooklyn or Portland. Or Boise. Sometimes your backyard is as fertile an art...



Featuring cover art by Tommy Surya, Southern Train Gypsy's sophomore album, The Bastard, is no-bullshit, swampy metal.

What a Bastard

Southern Train Gypsy’s got a great outlook and a killer new metallic CD.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Full disclosure: These guys bought me beers. We met a couple of days ago at a local restaurant around happy hour for an interview. I had three or four (five?) drafts. The guys had beers and burgers. When time came to say our go...


Dead to rights: Patriot purveys true singer-songwriter music.

Patriot: Fire, Brimstone

There are two sides to singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic.
JIMMY FOWLER
Shortly after singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic graduated high school in spring 2009, he packed his bags and moved from Fort Worth to Nashville. Some friends and fellow musos he’d hung out with at a coffee shop in Burleson, wh...



For American Bedouin’s debut album, Carter played the doumbek, a Middle Eastern hand-drum.

Man for All Seasons

Joey Carter doesn’t care what instrument he’s playing — the music’s all that matters.
EDWARD BROWN
Depending on which night you’re fortunate enough to catch local jazzbo Joey Carter, he could be playing anything. He’s been known to wail on the organ with local fusion pioneers Bertha Coolidge, tickle the vibraphone in str...


Ice Eater wants to be bigger than Fort Worth.

Ice Eater: Cold Comfort

Though the band has been around for a while, it’s only now surging.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Ice Eater is not a very Fort Worth-ish band. The guys can party with the best of ’em, but their music sounds like it came from outer space in the future. Though it’s definitely rock, it features elements of early disco, pun...



MUSIC

Killer or Filler?

A new, shiny one from some non-scenesters and a blast from the past are comin’ atcha from the great 817.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Titanmoon’s Bang Bang Titanmoon doesn’t do anything small. After a three-year hiatus, the Fort Worth synth-rock quartet has returned not just with a new album, Bang Bang, but also with a feature-length documentary about the...


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Killer or Filler?

Rock ’n’ blues, C&W, and a lost gem are coming at you from the Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
The Frisky Disco’s The Frisky Disco One of the pleasures of being a longtime music fan is hearing young musicians rediscover a particular genre or style as if no one had ever heard it before. The self-titled debut album from ...



We’reWolves will take some time off after their CD release show to promote their new record and write new material.

We’reWolves: Fang-tastic

These swampy young rockers have just put out an intriguing new album.
ANTHONY MARIANI
For We’reWolves, the time was right for a proper recording. All that frontman Riley Knight, guitarist Rob Hine, drummer Austin Adams, and keyboardist Colin Cashman had to their name was a nine-song demo recorded last summer, ...


Bill Werngren (left) and James Michael Taylor hang out in the Stockyards. Courtesy Jeannette Stewart

Swedish Message

A DJ travels across the Atlantic to experience his passion: Texas Music.
JEFF PRINCE
A radio DJ giving airplay to some of the state’s most overlooked artists seems particularly fond of pickers in the Fort Worth area, meaning under-the-radar kind of guys like Austin Allsup and James Michael Taylor get heard re...