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MAF ’14 Schedule Announced

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Forty-eight bands, all from the great 817 and all nominees in Fort Worth Weekly’s 17th Annual Music Awards, will converge on eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, as part of the Weekly’s...


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Killer or Filler?

Experimental, traditional, underground — it’s all coming out of Le Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Though Cleanup’s ranks have changed a little since the band’s debut recording, the EP Wherever Your Place May Be (2012), frontman Landon Cabarubio and company are still math-rock giants. And while singer-songwriter Keegan M...



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MAF’14, Round 2

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The full lineup for Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival is just about done. For the free daylong concert on Sunday, June 22, at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor (Lola’s Saloon, The Grotto, Magn...


Like The Light Crust Doughboys, Shotgun Friday harks back to the days when bands had sponsors.

Slammin’ Sounds

Shotgun Friday’s “hill-hop” goes down smooth.
EDWARD BROWN
Shotgun Friday is blending music with craft beer know-how into an eclectic mix of sounds that co-frontman and banjoist Tony Drewry has dubbed “hill-hop,” a mix of “hillbilly and hip-hop.” Not surprisingly, Drewry is a b...



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Music Awards Festival, Round 1

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Here’s the first batch of bands to play Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival (MAF) on Sunday, June 22, at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor. And they are: Pinkish Black, Son of Stan, The Hanna Ba...


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Killer or Filler?

Indie-rock, metal, and jazz are coming at you from North Texas. As always.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
In this month’s look at mostly newish local records, a compilation CD of indie-rockers shines, Denton jazzbos swing, and perhaps the 817’s first bona fide heavy metal band reaches into the vault. –– Anthony Mariani &nbs...



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Electric Neck, Mercy Skull

Secret Ghost Champion is still weird, still psychedelic, and still awesome.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Secret Ghost Champion is out there. The Fort Worth quintet led by singer-songwriter Ben Hance isn’t flashy or rowdy, and the guys don’t perform in sequined jumpsuits or anything. Hance, little brother Danny Hance (bass), Jo...


The new lineup for Henry the Archer is wrapping up its first full-length. Photo by Dustin Schneider with Plastik Object Photography

Henry the Archer: Aiming for Cowtown

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New Jerseyan Richard Hennessy had been playing music since high school and professionally as the one-man project Henry the Archer for a couple of years before his employer offered him the chance to relocate to the sunny shores ...



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Get Ready to Fest

Festivals are here to stay. For now.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The year was 2002 when Fort Worth Weekly decided to put together a concert as part of our annual Music Awards. The location was Ridglea Theater. The bill consisted of five bands, including Holland K. Smith and Aggressive Christ...


After working on their sophomore album for three years, the guys in Stumptone have finally decided it's time to release it.

Stumptone Returns

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Going to local shows (or even listening to KXT), you might think that smart, highly polished indie-rock has been around North Texas forever –– Calhoun, The Orbans, Ice Eater, The Unlikely Candidates, and Un Chien seem to be...