Music
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?!

Hearsay
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...



Trai Bo

Try Trái Bo

Hearsay
On Friday, The Grotto (517 University Dr., 817-882-9331) will host one of the coolest shows all year anywhere. It’s co-headlined by Cleanup, the math-rocking Fort Worth trio that we’ve been praising for eons, and Megafauna,...


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Killer or Filler?

Nerdcore rap, sweet and juicy pop, and some heartbreaking Americana are just a little of what’s coming at you from the great 817.
Fort Worth Weekly
Doug Funnie’s Homecoming Right down to his moniker, Doug Funnie is big into the ’90s. In his lyrics, the Mid-Cities rapper references everything from The Mighty Ducks to Doctor Robotnik. Elsewhere, his beats are drenched in...



The Cush

NOTEWORTHY

Fort Worth Weekly
THIS WEEK The Cush album release, Wire Nest, Def Rain Fri. The Grotto, 517 University Dr, FW. 817-882-9331. Sarah Jaffe, Nina Diaz 8pm Thu. $18. Lola’s Saloon, 2736 W 6th St, FW. 817-877-0666. Upcoming Concerts Above & Be...


Kill for Mother

Mathy, Thrashy Kill for Mother

HEARSAY
It got so pervasive that even Sweetooth started messing around with it. I’m not talking about some kind of newfangled drug, though drugs, in general, were prevalent before the Fort Worth metal sextet broke up in late 2013. No...



The Cush

Transcendental Tunes

To its psychedelic rock, The Cush adds some Brit-pop
Steve Steward
On their fourth album, the good folks in The Cush have neatly grafted the expansively psychedelic soundscapes of their earlier material with a heavy dose of British rock. Transcendental Heatwave alternately floats in space and ...


"Into the niiiiiiiiight!"

South-by’s Complete Only When …

HEARSAY
OK, South by Southwest. You’ve made your point. We get it. I’m an ass. I never should have ragged on you in the mid-aughts for booking Complete two years in a row, arguing that the infamous Fort Worth heavy metal trio that...



Hennessy: “I own a house in Fort Worth, and I’m not selling it.”

Bull’s-Eye

Even during work training, Richard Hennessy focuses on Henry the Archer.
JIMMY FOWLER
When singer-songwriter Richard Hennessy came to Fort Worth because of a job transfer in early 2013, he expected to dislike Texas. But in reality, the 33-year-old New Jerseyan said, Fort Worth became the home he thought he’d n...


Bummer Vacation played at the final show at the Where House. Kayla Stigall

The End of an Ear-a

HEARSAY
I want to be sentimental, but I also want to keep things in perspective. I am well aware that life is full of serious heartbreak and serious trauma. And death. (Google “Nigeria attack 2,000.” It’ll make you want to punch ...