Music
Jefferson Colby

Hey, JC

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Hard-rockers Jefferson Colby neither burned out nor faded away. True, the trio of frontman/lyricist Daniel Mabe, drummer (and older brother) Matt Mabe (Quaker City Night Hawks), and bassist Anthony Sosa (The Raven Charter) put ...


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Killer or Filler?

Turn on, tune in, and drop out with these new Fort Worth recordings.
Fort Worth Weekly
Stoner rock album of the year? It’s right here alongside new material from singer-songwriter Cody Culberson. –– Anthony Mariani   Complete’s Beginning of a New Era You know what “Hoogie Boogie Land” is, right? ...



Southside Pirate Radio

The Pirate Sets Sail

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Last week, the folks at The Southside Pirate, the 2-year-old Near Southside-based internet radio station devoted to Fort Worth music, announced on their Facebook page that they’re going terrestrial. Pirate co-owners John Rody...


Ryan Tharp Life So Far

The World According to Tharp

This Fort Worth ax-man steps out from the shadows with a stellar debut.
Jimmy Fowler
Give a listen to Life So Far, the debut album from Ryan Tharp, and one impression may cross your mind: This is an awfully confident freshman effort. The 29-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter-guitarist casually but masterfull...



JLD

Street Smarts

Not too long ago, JLD was homeless. Now he’s playing a sanctioned SXSW gig.
Jimmy Fowler
When you ask 32-year-old Justin Derington to cite some of his biggest musical influences, he’ll rattle off names like Tom Petty, Kurt Cobain, and Stevie Wonder. Those artists have inspired generations of musicians, of course,...


Brandin Lea (second from right, shown with his new band, Jetta in the Ghost Tree) is excited to reunite with two of his old Acoustic Mafia pals, John Price and Collin Herring, on Saturday at The Aardvark.

Acoustic Mafia What?!

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The three guys who at one time almost drank Fort Worth out of Jäger (and Jack Daniels and Lone Star Beer) couldn’t even finish a six-pack now. And that’s a good thing. Brandin Lea, frontman for psych-rockers Jetta in the G...



Trai Bo

Try Trái Bo

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On Friday, The Grotto (517 University Dr., 817-882-9331) will host one of the coolest shows all year anywhere. It’s co-headlined by Cleanup, the math-rocking Fort Worth trio that we’ve been praising for eons, and Megafauna,...


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Killer or Filler?

Nerdcore rap, sweet and juicy pop, and some heartbreaking Americana are just a little of what’s coming at you from the great 817.
Fort Worth Weekly
Doug Funnie’s Homecoming Right down to his moniker, Doug Funnie is big into the ’90s. In his lyrics, the Mid-Cities rapper references everything from The Mighty Ducks to Doctor Robotnik. Elsewhere, his beats are drenched in...



The Cush

NOTEWORTHY

Fort Worth Weekly
THIS WEEK The Cush album release, Wire Nest, Def Rain Fri. The Grotto, 517 University Dr, FW. 817-882-9331. Sarah Jaffe, Nina Diaz 8pm Thu. $18. Lola’s Saloon, 2736 W 6th St, FW. 817-877-0666. Upcoming Concerts Above & Be...


Kill for Mother

Mathy, Thrashy Kill for Mother

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It got so pervasive that even Sweetooth started messing around with it. I’m not talking about some kind of newfangled drug, though drugs, in general, were prevalent before the Fort Worth metal sextet broke up in late 2013. No...