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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...



The Fogg is one of the coolest-sounding new bands in North Texas.

New Wave

HEARSAY
Last weekend was all about the veterans. With Untapped Festival and a bunch of 4/20 shows, a lot of bands we all know and love got to enjoy the spotlight. This weekend is about the newbies. Just when you think you know all ther...


The Unlikely Candidates have been around. (Lisa Cawthron photo from their Facebook page.)

An Unlikely Hit

HEARSAY
Last week, The Unlikely Candidates did something pretty unlikely: They got signed by a major label (“Atlantic Records Signs The Unlikely Candidates,” Blotch, April 12). If someone had told you two weeks ago that a Fort Wort...



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 ...


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FOTG: Indie Disco

HEARSAY
I got to hear some of Paperweights, the forthcoming fifth album by Fort Worth/Dallas indie-rockers Calhoun. Dude. Wow. It’s like Nine Inch Nails meets Yoshimi-era Flaming Lips. Or maybe Burning Hotels with Funkadelic’s rhyt...



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....


Calhoun will release its fifth studio album, Paperweights, in late May.

Calhoun Coming

HEARSAY
Calhoun is back. The dream-pop quartet fronted by co-songwriter Tim Locke expects to release its fifth studio album in May or early June. Recorded with producer Will Hunt (Burning Hotels, The Hanna Barbarians, Holy Moly) at his...



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 ...


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Flowing Again

HEARSAY
In the scant couple of years since the Rivercrest Yacht Club went dark, Fort Worth’s mainstream hip-hop scene has exploded. Dru B Shinin’, A-Roy, Tawaine Hall, Young Zeus, Doug Funnie, and a bunch of other non-gangsta rhyme...