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Sun Life will be the math-rocking Cleanup's debut album -- with your help.

Cough It Up for Cleanup

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One of the most progressive bands in North Texas, Cleanup has just finished recording its debut album at Fort Worth Sound with producer Tanner Landry that will be mixed by Phil Martin and mastered by Dan Millice. To bring Sun L...


Fort Nox’s Riders of the Storm is a master class in authentic rap.

Killer or Filler?

Old school hip-hop, pop-punk, and videogame-inspired indie rock are coming at you from the great 817.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
The hits keep on comin’ in ye olde Fort, starting with an EP by a rap trio that’s been around the block a few times. We’ve also got the final installment in a trilogy devoted to Street Fighter (!) and a short, concise, ju...



With artwork by Cody Soape, The Fibs’ recently released debut album, Hex Hex Hex, is bipolar.

The Fibs Cast a Spell

On Hex Hex Hex, Preston Newberry and company bridge the gap between dancey techno and doom rock.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth singer-songwriter Preston Newberry, 24, is a man of many interests. He restores old homes to pay the bills and has just started his own hummus delivery business in the Near Southside’s historic Fairmount district, ...


The Longshots are about to release their self-titled debut nationally and tour the States.

The Longshots: Go Big or Go Home

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Ah, to be young and sexy. In other words, The Longshots can’t fail. The Stones-esque garage-rock quintet is about to release its debut, self-titled album on Mock Records, part of the Frenchkiss Label Group (founded by Strokes...



Ben Napier is expanding his Green Audio Productions in town.

Green Audio Expands

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With all of these great new bands in town, it just makes sense that great new producers would pop up. But just remember that there’s more to the auditory styling scene than Will Hunt, Jordan Richardson and Steve Steward, Brit...


A recording of Ronald Shannon Jackson’s last live performance has just been released, and Live at The Kessler Theater is a fitting tribute.

Killer or Filler?

New records come in all sizes in the Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Even in the winter doldrums, the rekkids keep on comin’. The biggest of the bunch on the chopping block this week is from a legend who left too soon, and it’s also one of the biggest albums to come out of the 817 this seaso...



Arlington Jones, who has worked with “Fathead” Newman and Chaka Khan, is a master of harmony.

Arlington Jones’ Groove

With his new album behind him, this jazz composer prepares to premiere a piano concerto in April.
EDWARD BROWN
Soulful performances and masterful jazz tunes coalesce on Arlington Jones’ newest album, Groove, but the tight-knit ensembles and solos are the hard-earned fruits of more than four years of recording and 30 years of woodshedd...


Singer-songwriter Jason Eady's new album throws back to the past for inspiration -- but just how far?

Jason Eady: Daylight and Dark

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The first song is about whiskey, specifically about drinking it in Oklahoma, and is one of two tracks with “whiskey” in the title. The next song is set in Abilene and is about possibly leaving a lover. Driving along a highw...



Tame ... Tame & Quiet is back. This time for real. So far.

The Return of Tame … Tame & Quiet

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Tame … Tame & Quiet is back. I know, I know. You’ve heard that before. But this time is different. Or at least it seems to be. Before quietly dissolving in 2009, TTXQ was easily the best respected and most popular under...


Igneous Grimm delves deep into country-tinged psychedelia for inspiration.

Killer or Filler?

Sometimes psychedelic rock, party rap, and imagined soundtrack music sneak by us.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Some people think we should cover more than Fort Worth. Ha! Yeah, right. There are, like, a million bands here. And half of them are good. We’d have to hire 12 more writers to do any justice to this scene alone, and, well, we...