Music Feature
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...


Frisky

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...



Having just released their third album, Whiskey Folk Ramblers are preparing to hit the road.

Ramblin’ Men

The Lonesome Underground ain’t your father’s Whiskey Folk Ramblers.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although it’s been three years since Whiskey Folk Ramblers’ last long-player, … And There Are Devils, the North Texas quintet’s patented John Steinbeck-meets-Tom Waits atmospherics are fully intact on the alt-Americana ...


Southern rock and old-timey country get all wrapped up in Phil Hamilton’s tuneage.

Road Renegade

For Phil Hamilton, touring somewhat constantly has its ups. And downs.
JIMMY FOWLER
A few years ago, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Phil Hamilton did what a lot of people dream of: He quit his lucrative day job as a construction contractor, sold his truck and house in Burleson, and became a full-time musicmaker....



Guitarist McGlathery: “I can see in people’s faces before we start playing — they think we’re gonna play something they don’t want to hear. And then they’re up stomping and clapping their hands.”

Strung Up

Big City Folk pump out bluegrass that’s pure of heart but rock ’n’ roll in spirit.
JIMMY FOWLER
For a lot of people, the twangy sound of bluegrass conjures cozy images of family, old-time religion, and downhome celebrations. But for Luke McGlathery, lead guitarist and singer-songwriter for the Fort Worth quartet Big City ...


Left Arm Tan’s focus is on “quality content,” not necessarily touring or gigging.

NPR + PBR

Left Arm Tan’s sophomore album manifests Alticana.
JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of musicians think their music can become oversimplified or even misrepresented by labels such as “alternative” and “independent.” While none of the four members of Fort Worth’s Left Arm Tan likes to be pigeonho...