Summer, Summer, Summerthon

Saw a funny meme the other day. Above a picture of a chubby cat leaning out a window and looking casual was the phrase “Wants to join friends in shirtless summer fun.” Beneath: “But can’t because pizza.” For some reas...

CharLe$: “I want to do hip hop for a living.” Photo by Andre Trujillo.

In Transit

Fort Worth rapper Lou CharLe$ has a new album and big dreams.
Eric Griffey
Lou CharLe$ is constantly on the move. Whether it’s touring, recording, promoting, or shooting videos, the TCU graduate can’t stay still for too long. His perpetual motion is probably something that was wired into his DNA. ...


… But Not an All-Female Time

Before you ask, no, you will never see an “all-male art show.” At least one that isn’t some sort of wink-wink statement. We dudes don’t need any help. We couldn’t have it any sweeter. And white guys? Shit, we hit the ...


New Local Music

Behold: new tuneage from a veteran hip-hop act and whatever you call Picnic, Lightning.
Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Nox’s Soul Searching According to rap folklore, August 11 is hip-hop’s birthday. On that day in 1973, Clive Campbell — better known as DJ Kool Herc –– was spinning records at his sister’s birthday party. As he ...


Summer Dean’s Unladylike

Eric Grubbs
Summer Dean Unladylike (Self-released)   Summer Dean has been working on her solo material for years, playing shows frequently (including opening for notable country stars Sam Outlaw and Lindi Ortega) and she’s finally p...


Skynyrd: Undercover Libs

They simply did not make sense. The same twangy rockers who in song either absolved themselves of the reign of closeted Imperial Wizard George Wallace or endorsed him were the same musicians who, in another tune, crowned a poor...

Jozwiak: “All five songs from Looks Like Rain were written in about a week-and-a-half.” Photo by Iris Hayes.

Signals, Alibis, and Loops

The shoegazing duo is looking to add band members and evolve its sound.
Jasun Lee
Signals and Alibis guitarist Brian Carter can’t sleep. Well, it isn’t that he can’t sleep. He’s just not very good at falling asleep. “I’ve had insomnia for years,” he said. A malady that drives many people insane...


Aska: When Everything Was “Local”

There was a time when Aska was my favorite “local” band. A short period of time. About a month or so. But still. A time. It was about a year after 9/11. I had just moved to Fort Worth from Houston. I was on my own, with no ...


VVOES’ Get Your Life

Jasun Lee
VVoes Get Your Life (Self-released) Shortly after debuting its demos online in 2015, Fort Worth-based Ill Smiths began generating a solid amount of buzz around the region and decided it was time for a more proper release. Front...


Alexandria Rhea’s Naked Soul

Audrey Rodriguez
Alexandria Rhea Naked Soul (Self-released) “Naked” is the obvious adjective used to describe Alexandria Rhea’s debut EP. The 27-year-old Cleburne native not only appears bare-skinned from the waist up on the cover with m...