Music
Daniel Slatton (left) and Jake Murphy have put the past behind them — in more ways than one.

Silky Thread

Natural Anthem’s debut record is a psychedelic progression.
JOEY KEETON
In a loft space in an unassuming Kennedale neighborhood, guitarist/singer Jake Murphy and drummer Daniel Slatton tune up for a rehearsal. As Slatton bangs out a few patterns on his six-piece kit, Murphy wires a pedal between hi...


Lance Sanders leads The Mammal Virus down some DayGlo rabbit holes.

Short, Strange Trip

HEARSAY
Based on stories in this exquisite newspaper and perhaps elsewhere, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Near Southside, specifically the historic Fairmount district, has the monopoly on loud psychedelic rock. In addition ...



Bludded Head’s Reign in Bludd

Killer or Filler?

Bludded Head, Lou Charles, and Not Half Bad run the gamut.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Nevada Hill’s doom project Bludded Head continues to churn out new material even while he’s undergoing cancer treatments. And from two diverse ends of the pop music spectrum, punks Not Half Bad and rapper Lou Charles keep t...


(From left to right) co-owner Robert Holt, booking agent/bartender Elizabeth Honea, head bartender Roy Cordova, and co-owner Don Stephan are ready for River Run Roadhouse to become a destination for all sorts of music, including indie-rock.

Open Roadhouse Doors

HEARSAY
Much of the place looks the same. The relatively roomy stage, the gritty industrial interior, the neon signs, the black bar counter, the four-tops, the dim lighting. But what separates River Run Roadhouse from its previous occu...



Son

Just Peachy

On its new EP, Son of Stan nails perfect pop.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Jordan Richardson appears to be in complete control of his muse. Last year, his songwriting vehicle, Son of Stan (named after his father), released its debut album, the stellar and slightly experimental Divorce Pop. Earlier thi...


(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.
EDWARD BROWN
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

HEARSAY
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...


Music

Killer or Filler?

Jacob Furr, Henry the Archer, and Fogg lead this month’s review of new local recordings.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
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

HEARSAY
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.
JEFF PRINCE
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...