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Austin’s Urgencies kicks out straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll. Enthusiastic and a tad angsty, the foursome conveys a sense of constantly expiring time here on their first official album, Manifesto. Punk and poundi...

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

I ain’t skerred to admit I’m a big fan of about as many covers of classic tunes as the classics themselves.


Flights of sonic fancy twirl across Stumptone’s new LP, Gravity Suddenly Released.
Jimmy Fowler
Most musicians go through little rituals when songwriting, and most of them can’t explain the madness to their methods.

Anne Feeney

Dump The Bosses Off Your Back (Self-released)
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One of the reasons we learn history, teachers tell us, is so that we’re not condemned to repeat it.

Deep Space

The thinking man’s party-rock group, Darth Vato, is Doing Great!
Chances are that most folks know of Darth Vato as that crazy-ass party band that plays TCU a lot.

Bright Future

I’ve not seen This Is Not A Robbery, a new documentary directed by Lucas Jansen and Adam Kurland about J.L. “Red” Rountree, a former successful Texas businessman and devoted husband and father who began robbin...

Blood, Rock

Hard times have slowed veteran Fort Worth blues-rocker John Nitzinger — but only a little.
Fort Worth guitar hero John Nitzinger’s life and music can be summed up pretty succinctly by the lyrics to “The Beast,” off his 2007 album Kiss of the Mudman: “For the thousandth time, I got a second cha...

It’s That Time O’ Year Again: Music Awards

On pg. 18 is the ballot for our 12th annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards.

Hollywood Shuffle

Local sax-man Johnny Reno has spent a lifetime in music, from all angles.
Looking back on a career that has spanned about 30 years, Johnny Reno marvels at his enviable good fortune and wily approach to the music business.

Just Super!

I admit I have a weakness for shows on the CW network. I don’t set aside time to watch ‘em, but if they’re on, I defer to them over pretty much everything else (except Lost, the best serial drama ever). And it...