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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...


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Easy, Shannon

Remembering Ronald Shannon Jackson (1940-2013).
KEN SHIMAMOTO
Listen: A giant lived here. Ronald Shannon Jackson was born in Fort Worth on Jan. 12, 1940. He died here on Saturday, of leukemia, in the Riverside house his family first moved to in 1955 and where he had lived since 1996. His ...



Hearsay

Dr. Wu’s Diagnosis? More Blues

HEARSAY
Like commercial-radio country, heavy metal, and hip-hop/R&B, the blues gets a bad rap. “It’s boring,” some people cry. “It’s too noodly,” lament others. And, perhaps most worrisomely, “It all sounds the same....


Shadows of Jets’ Shadows of Jets

Killer or Filler?

Fort Worth goes back to the future, and whence the funk in Funkytown?
JIMMY FOWLER, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
Music Awards has just come and gone (well, since late July), and look at all the dynamite new recordings that have already popped up in Le Fort: Ice Eater’s Don’t Care, Rivercrest Yacht Club’s Aqua Naughty, Beauxregard’...



Dreamy Soundz Records does right by local jazz on a new compilation album.

Dreamy Jazz Soundz

HEARSAY
Back in the mid-aughts, even after Caravan of Dreams was shuttered, Fort Worth was a pretty jazzy town. The Black Dog Tavern was packed most Sunday nights for a jam hosted by Berklee-educated Fort Worth drummer Dave Karnes, who...


Son of Stan

Killer or Filler?

Divorce pop, progressive jazz, and boutique pop-rock are manifest in three new albums.
EDWARD BROWN, JIMMY FOWLER, AND ANTHONY MARIANI
Dear Music Industry. On the way into work the other morning, I jumped around the commercial radio dial. And guess what? A bunch of crap came out my speakers. On the country station, some guy was singing about his broken heart o...



Sabbath Assembly, the duo of New York founder Dave Nuss and Fort Worth's Jamie Myers, plays The Grotto on Friday, Nov. 1.

Sabbath Assembly: Black Hosannas

HEARSAY
Until Pinkish Black/The Great Tyrant came along, circa 2008, did anyone else notice a distinct lack of black metal in the Fort? There’s been metal, sure, and a lot of angry punk and hardcore. But black metal, the kind of heav...


Shadows of Jets’ Taylor Tatsch: “I feel Fort Worth has the best music community in the Metroplex.”

Shadows of Jets: Time for Them to Fly

HEARSAY
Though Shadows of Jets just released their debut album, a brilliant slice of “divorce pop” (to apply the term coined by Son of Stan’s Jordan Richardson for melancholy, sumptuous yet subdued rock), they started recording i...



The RYC inserts knowledge directly into faces.

Blue Peters

Rivercrest Yacht Club is still witty and raunchy but now a lot funkier.
ANTHONY MARIANI
As you become older, you are encouraged/forced by society to become independent. As you become independent, you are encouraged/forced to accumulate responsibilities to generate the ka-ching that will allow you to maintain that ...


On The Town cover design winner and Art Institute student Jose Perez

Best Of On The Town 2013

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Cheap Buzz If you’re griping about Mondays, stop by Baker Street Pub (6333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW) to whine over $2.50 glasses of red and white house vino. On Tuesdays, lead your herd to Buffalo Bros. (3015 S University Dr, FW) ...