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On the Town

Fort Worth Weekly
Happy Hour Readers’ choice: Bar Louie, 2973 W 7th St Critic’s choice: Upper 90 on College, 961 W Magnolia Av From 2 to 7pm Mon-Fri, the Near Southside bar offers $2.50 wells and domestic bottles, $3 16-oz. domestic drafts, ...


Bosque Brown frontwoman Mara Lee Miller deserves more than snark from an old jerk. Right?

Have a Snarky Weekend

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“Snarky.” That’s what the big bosses from out of town called this new attitude that we eager young writers were supposed to apply to our prose. This was the late 1990s, when alt-weeklies were just starting to go mainstrea...



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New Local Music

Fort Worth Weekly
Davis Chapman’s Moving Boxes There’s plenty to like about Moving Boxes, the debut album by Fort Worth’s Davis Chapman. In the end, however, a fatal flaw derails the project. Chapman assembled a crack team of local side mu...


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Blues Around the Clock

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I’ve done my research. I know. No matter how young you are, you will not be the youngest person at the Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival this Friday-Sunday. My facts? Get comfy. A few weeks after I moved to Fort Worth from Hou...



Rickey Wayne Kinney, a.k.a Squanto, has just finished recording his debut album with producer Jordan Richardson, a.k.a. Son of Stan. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Squanto’s Cyborg-Rock

It’s weird, it’s out there, and it’s aggressive, but this electronica is honest.
JASUN LEE
Don’t feel bad if the first word that comes to mind when describing Squanto’s music is “weird.” Rickey Wayne Kinney, the 30-year-old Fort Worth musician behind the moniker, tends to agree. “It’s weird music,” he s...


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Happy Birthday Next Weekend, S&R

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What are you doing Labor Day weekend? Me? I’m so glad you asked! I’m going to my in-laws in Sun City, Texas, where we’re going to grill out and (try to) watch preseason football and referee the kids and maybe squeeze in a...



Thunder (right) and Road Soda are tighter than ever. But not too tight.
Photo by Jeff Prince.

Jack Thunder & The Road Soda: Rockarolla

They’re loud, primal, and now on tape.
Jeff Prince
A rock ’n’ roll scream is a beautiful thing, and Jack Thunder & The Road Soda can shriek with the best of them. Their throats are probably still raw after recording JT&RS, their blistering debut recording. All seven...


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New Music Sucks (Still?)

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Last December was a long time ago, especially in terms of Facebook minutes (confession: I spend way too much time on FB, as if “infinity scroll” is some sort of endurance challenge), but the science –– the science! –...



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New Local Music

New albums from Tungsten Wake, Mountain Kid, and two leading local classical giants lead this week’s hit parade.
Steve Steward, Kristian Lin, Edward Brown
Tungsten Wake’s Tungsten Wake As I plunged my brain ears-first into the crystal-clear heavy alt-rock world shimmering inside Tungsten Wake’s six-song eponymous debut, it occurred to me that it’s not often you hear funk ba...


More rock star. Less Woody Guthrie. Chris Johnson. Photo by Jeff Prince.

The Bearding Hotels

Telegraph Canyon’s folksy predilections aren’t all gone, but they have been supplanted by some experimental sonics.
Jeff Prince
Lead singer Chris Johnson lowered the keys when arranging songs on Telegraph Canyon’s just-released third album You from Before. It was a subtle but important decision. Johnson’s razor-thin tenor anchors the sound. But sing...