Music

Firehouse and the Station

Hearsay
Before I even write the words “experimental music,” allow me to defuse any knee-jerk objections. No, not all experimental music is good. The kind I normally choose to write about, however, is. “Wha-?!,” ...


The Show

The Show
During their acceptance speech two weeks ago for winning best jazz artist in the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards, the guys from Confusatron acted a little, um, confused. Of the category over which they’ve reigned these past tw...



Soledad Brothers

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Judging from the sleeve inside The Hard Walk by Detroit’s Soledad Brothers, you’d think you’d be in for something really special. The list of instruments includes such exotic specimens as fuzz piano, sitar, and vibraslap....


The Ho Chi Men

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Just when you thought nu metal was dead (and it is), along come The Ho Chi Men, trying to resurrect it.



Red Bull

CAROLINE COLLIER
Making bold moves hasn’t been hard for Josh Weathers. When he was younger, the Fort Worthian blew off his aunt’s suggestions, and an early gift of a guitar, and instead of going into music became an amateur bull-rider. Now ...


Chatterton

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Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Chatterton’s first commercial release, a self-titled e.p., is testimony to that old adage right out the gate. The first track, “A Good Place to Start,” is exactly what it sa...



The February Chorus

The Show
For a couple of years back in the day, The Aardvark hosted a monthly showcase of some of the best, most long-standing, and most stalwart singer-songwriters in town. The round-robin-style Acoustic Mafia not only drew music lover...


Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash’s career stretched over 50 years, but he saved the best for last. In his final decade, the music he recorded with rock and rap producer Rick Rubin at the helm — the American Series — includes many of his best ...



Wrap It Up

ANTHONY MARIANI
For the past nine years, we’ve been toasting the Fort Worth music scene by letting readers vote for their favorite local artists in a couple dozen categories, including Rock, Alt-Country, and Rap/R&B. To mark the occasio...


Chris Knight

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Music that listeners are supposed to take seriously often comes from obscure artists who write dark songs. While Chris Knight is critically praised, the general public wouldn’t know him from, say, Gary Nicholson.