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Killer or Filler?

Killer or Filler?
Fort Worth Weekly
Jetta in the Ghost Tree’s Clandestine, Vol. 1 It’s been almost nine years since former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea put out an album. You would never know it by listening to Clandestine, Vol. 1. Recorded at AudioStyles...


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Do 35 Denton

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Not only because it’s part of my job but because, y’know, I kinda like music, I listen to a lot of college radio: Pitchfork Radio, Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, KXT (in the car). And while I can’t go to as many shows (tourin...



Veteran North Texas DJ and local music lover Mark Schectman will host The Local Ticket, a new local music-flavored show on Sportsradio 1310-AM/96.7-FM The Ticket.

Everybody Wants Some

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North Texas radio is returning to the medium’s roots. In the most microscopic increments imaginable, but still. Some community involvement is better than none. Or as our publisher likes to say, “A 12-pack is better than no ...


Pocket Theory

Deep Thinking

Pop-punks Pocket Theory haven’t let their youth inhibit them (too much).
Edward Brown
In just two years, Pocket Theory has gone from scratch to two long-players and a steady stream of gigs and has even carved a little national profile for itself. The video for the song “To Be Missed (So Early)” has been view...



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...