Music
A recording of Ronald Shannon Jackson’s last live performance has just been released, and Live at The Kessler Theater is a fitting tribute.

Killer or Filler?

New records come in all sizes in the Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Even in the winter doldrums, the rekkids keep on comin’. The biggest of the bunch on the chopping block this week is from a legend who left too soon, and it’s also one of the biggest albums to come out of the 817 this seaso...


Arlington Jones, who has worked with “Fathead” Newman and Chaka Khan, is a master of harmony.

Arlington Jones’ Groove

With his new album behind him, this jazz composer prepares to premiere a piano concerto in April.
EDWARD BROWN
Soulful performances and masterful jazz tunes coalesce on Arlington Jones’ newest album, Groove, but the tight-knit ensembles and solos are the hard-earned fruits of more than four years of recording and 30 years of woodshedd...



Singer-songwriter Jason Eady's new album throws back to the past for inspiration -- but just how far?

Jason Eady: Daylight and Dark

HEARSAY
The first song is about whiskey, specifically about drinking it in Oklahoma, and is one of two tracks with “whiskey” in the title. The next song is set in Abilene and is about possibly leaving a lover. Driving along a highw...


Tame ... Tame & Quiet is back. This time for real. So far.

The Return of Tame … Tame & Quiet

HEARSAY
Tame … Tame & Quiet is back. I know, I know. You’ve heard that before. But this time is different. Or at least it seems to be. Before quietly dissolving in 2009, TTXQ was easily the best respected and most popular under...



Igneous Grimm delves deep into country-tinged psychedelia for inspiration.

Killer or Filler?

Sometimes psychedelic rock, party rap, and imagined soundtrack music sneak by us.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Some people think we should cover more than Fort Worth. Ha! Yeah, right. There are, like, a million bands here. And half of them are good. We’d have to hire 12 more writers to do any justice to this scene alone, and, well, we...


Jacob Furr dealt with the sudden loss of his young wife by hitting the road and writing songs.

Jacob Furr’s Trails & Traces

Fort Worth Weekly
Jacob Furr dealt with his tragic loss the only way he knew how. In August, his wife of three years, Christina Mosley Furr, died of cancer after a shockingly brief battle. To maintain his sanity, the Fort Worth singer-songwriter...



Britt Robisheaux listens to the same music you do. Courtesy Nick Prendergast

All’s a Board

Producer Britt Robisheaux just wants to make great records.
ANTHONY MARIANI
At some point in 2007, Drug Mountain bassist Britt Robisheaux picked up the phone and dialed a number. On the other end (eventually) was Steve Albini, the legendary musician, writer, and producer who’s worked with some of the...


Songwriter Ronnie Heart is planning to record and release his debut full-length before summer.

What’s Up, 2014?!

HEARSAY
The past couple of weeks have been for looking back, and there was a lot of good to refer to, even beyond quality albums and songs. Three (three!) indie-friendly venues –– The Chuggin’ Monk, Shipping & Receiving, and ...



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 ...


Swindle Boys: “All we want is for people to come out to a show and give us a shot.”

Swindle Boys’ Motion: Major Balls

HEARSAY
On Swindle Boys’ new, sophomore recording, the EP Motion, the huge choruses, driving rhythms, and frontman Joey Swindle’s breathy, powerful, heart-on-his-sleeve vocals immediately call to mind Kings of Leon. But wait. What...