(From left to right) Alex Poulon, Matthew Baggins, Stephanie Donaghey, and LaVern Merigold are Toy Gun.

Rocked and Loaded

Toy Gun aims to Please, Please You.
The oft-romanticized idea of the singer-songwriter slaving away in solitude was never one that Stephanie Donaghey bought into. Despite her late hours writing poetry and listening to Leonard Cohen albums alone, the frontwoman fo...

Though Skeleton Coast is no more, former frontman Bobby McCubbins continues pumping out Goldd, now in the Pacific Northwest.

Go for the Goldd

Though the headliner for Thursday night’s show at The Where House (2510 Hemphill St.) is Skeleton Coast, don’t expect to hear a lot of Skeleton Coast tunes. For one thing, the bombastically dreamy Fort Worth group disbanded...


Killer or Filler?

Jacob Furr, Henry the Archer, and Fogg lead this month’s review of new local recordings.
Like Jordan Richardson (a.k.a. Son of Stan), who recently returned home to Fort Worth after spending most of his adult professional life in Los Angeles, and Bummer Vacation’s Paul Hernandez, who relocated from Dallas to Fort ...

A fresh coat of paint is just the start of the major renovations under way at Lola's Saloon.

Lola’s Doubles Up

Lola’s Saloon has always been larger in spirit than in size. Since opening in 2006, the West 7th Street corridor club has hosted shows by some of the biggest and best underground bands on the planet, including Cold War Kids, ...

Forget Willie and Waylon. The most talked-about Outlaw album is Willis Alan Ramsey.

Rocky Mountain Way

There are several good reasons why Willis Alan Ramsey’s sophomore album has taken 40 years to come out.
Willis Alan Ramsey was barely out of his teens when he released a remarkable debut album that sounded like a greatest-hits project from a veteran artist. Now, 40 years later, Ramsey is more famous for having never released a se...


Arts Goggle Time

The Near Southside will be the place to be this weekend. On Friday night, it’s another edition of Friday on the Green. Acoustic rockers Whiskey Folk, the loud and rowdy Longshots, and the psychedelic Un Chien will take the st...

Fou has finally finished its debut album, and frontman Jeevan Antony says there's more to come.

Not Fou-ing Around

Fou started recording the songs that would become its just-released debut album, Boy, nearly four years ago at a home studio in Fort Worth. And nearly four years ago, those songs were super-quiet, super-slow, and very precious....

“I’m not really into the whole ‘bro country/party all the time’ kind of music that you hear a lot on the radio.”

Ryan’s Hope

On his new album, this Fort Worth singer-songwriter shows that rock and soul have a place in countrified music.
Country music is chock-full of great drinking songs, but Fort Worth singer-songwriter Mike Ryan, 28, may have recorded the classic ode to toking up on his smart, addictive new album, Bad Reputation. “Red Eye Flight” is an i...

(From left to right) drummer Trey Alfaro, bassist Forrest Barton, and frontman Josh Fleming have finally come into their own.

Here, There, Everywhere

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This ain’t your big brother’s Phuss. Drummer Trey Alfaro, bassist Forrest Barton, and frontman Josh Fleming have always managed to zig when everyone else zagged. Five years ago, when the North Texas band started out, Flemin...

Artists from as far afield as Germany, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Canada, and Italy –– and Texas –– call Saint Marie Records “home.” Tony Robles

Shoegaze Explosion

Fort Worth label Saint Marie Records has gone from two artists to nearly 50 in only three years.
After starting out in 2011 with just two artists, Saint Marie Records has blossomed into a globe-spanning label with 46 artists and more than 50 releases. The thought of a local-centric label simply never appealed to owner Wyat...