Shake the Moon: “We want to write the catchiest songs we can and have fun with it.” Photo by R McQueen Photo.

Shake the Moon: Groovy

Feel the smooth, rocking vibes from this up-and-coming Fort Worth quintet.
Edward Brown
Smooth rockers Shake the Moon have learned that playing in a quintet of proficient, eager performers can sound like a runaway freight train if they don’t exercise a little restraint. To that end, frontman Johnathon Gehringer ...


FOGG Thickens

The stoner-rock trio discovers the heaviness between Love and the Dead
Steve Steward
It’s amazing what can happen in two years for a band. Sometimes it’s a bunch of gigs around town that lead to more gigs around town. Other times, a band gets a record deal on a well-known indie label. You might be tempted t...


VNE: Finding His Voice

Like most non-cowboys, I abstractly despise country music, meaning that the country songs I like are the only ones worth liking. And that’s it! No more, and don’t push ’em on me, Billy Jack. And I can count the number of ...


Relive Local Music Christmas (MAF’15 Pics)

Anthony Mariani
Special thanks to our intrepid Weekly photogs Robert Garner, Vishal Malhotra, and Matt Martin for capturing some of the magic last Sunday. Check the Weekly next week for information on the awards ceremony. Thanks again, and w...


New Local Music

Proto-punk, piano pop, and pop satire are coming at you from the Fort.
Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze “Breaking Loose,” the first track off Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze, starts out deceptively mellow, with vocalist/guitarist Dylan Owens’ echoing voice draped over a distorted bass line. “When...


MAF ’15: That’s a Wrap

Well, the votes have been tabulated, all 5,000-plus of them, and we have our winners, but we won’t be announcing them until an event next weekend for nominees and their plus ones only. (The after-party will be open to the pub...


Music Awards Festival 2015

Fort Worth Weekly
BY EDWARD BROWN, ERIC GRIFFEY, ANTHONY MARIANI, JEFF PRINCE AND STEVE STEWARD PHOTOS BY VISHAL MALHOTRA Welcome to the Fort Worth Weekly’s 13th Annual Music Awards Festival (and 15th Annual Music Awards). And, in an indirect ...


MAF’15 Round 2

I’d like to take a moment to thank our loyal readers, who never fail to populate our frequent shindigs, especially our annual Music Awards festivals. Last year, we had, like, 5,000 folks spend the day with us. The year before...


Songbird Jones Soars

The words come first for country singer Matt Jones.
Edward Brown
If you asked Songbird Jones frontman Matt Jones what he wanted out of life 10 years ago, the 34-year-old would have said a career in professional baseball. The Fort Worth native’s father, Mark Jones, played for the Boston Red...


Long Dallas Shadow

Maybe my mentality is just different from the average Fort Worthian’s. I’m not from a twin city, and until relocating here 12-plus years ago from Houston (via New York City via Philadelphia via Pittsburgh), I never lived in...