Don't miss any of the opening acts this Fri-Sat at Dia de los Toadies.

Dia de los Toadies: A Proper Fest

No doubt inspired by the relatively recent explosion of music festivals in North Texas, a lot has been written, cheekily but also surprisingly seriously, about what constitutes a festival and what doesn’t. A proper festival, ...

Blank-Men's debut recording, the six-song EP Fact or Fiction?, sounds like Devo or The B-52's but is more ragged, more punk.

Blank-Men: New Traditionalists

Blank-Men aren’t just doing something different. These four Fort Worthians are doing something different well. There’s a strong retro influence in their music, perhaps obviously –– the only thing “new” these days is...

Duell does “cheeseburger rock ’n’ roll” very well.

Kings of the Stone Age

Fuzzy, loud desert rock gets taken to new heights by Duell.
North Texas was covered in snow. It was late February, in the thick of the blizzard. Forrest Barton dragged himself from the cozy confines of his Haltom City retreat to the nearest liquor store to buy some beer and a bottle of ...

Austin's Black Angels are among the headliners at this year's Clearfork Music Festival, this Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion.

Clearfork Time!

It’ll be hot. It’ll be sweaty. It’ll be loud. And it’ll be madness, but Clearfork Music Festival will be fun. To be a homer first, there’s a wealth of underground Fort Worth bands on the bill that are worth the price ...

With help from two guys in major label indie-rockers White Denim, 25-year-old Crowley singer-songwriter Leon Bridges is working on his debut album. Erin Margaret Alison Rambo

Wonderful World

A big indie-rock band and talented newcomer come together in a likely place.
High-waisted Wranglers: bringing musicians together since, well, since two months ago. It all started at the Near Southside watering hole The Boiled Owl, where Austin Jenkins, guitarist in the major- label Austin/Fort Worth/Dal...


Most Efficient Deal

How big of a local music fan are you? Heck, how big of a good music fan are you? If you think you’re up there, Most Efficient Recordings’ Singles Club has a deal for you. For $40 per year, you will be treated to 12 new, pre...


Killer or Filler?

Punk attitude, if not punk form, is alive and well in North Texas.
As one new platter will get your booty movin’, two others will rattle your brain. “Get your booty movin’ ” is probably a disservice to Stereo Control’s debut EP –– there’s more to it than funky beats, including ...


Forecast: Picnic, Lightning

It’s rock, punk, blues, swamp, and psychedelia all in one neat package. The EP Gilded Youth is the debut recording from Picnic, Lightning, a new quintet featuring former members of Modico and Jefferson Colby, two interesting ...

Gollay: I’m pretty introverted by nature, though I become a different person onstage.”

Gollay: Built for Love

The Un Chien guitarist/vocalist goes her own way on a superb new album.
Fort Worth singer-songwriter Rachel Gollay hadn’t done much national touring as a musician, but she recently had a “total immersion” experience in the rigors of it: As a guitarist and vocalist for (and only female member ...

Before Stumptone releases its long-awaited third album, Adventures in Magnetism, in the fall, the North Texas quartet will play only one full-band show, this Thursday at Lola's Saloon.

That Stump and Stomp

All that’s missing is Dubya. Along with the somewhat, uh, quiet return of Fort Worth’s Tame … Tame and Quiet, one of the best post-punk bands ever to emerge from North Texas, the equally kickass Stumptone is back. The Chr...