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HIghtower

New Local Music

Hightower, Huffer, and Larry Legion have new tunes for your earholes.
Fort Worth Weekly
Hightower’s Echo Spring You have to admire the ambition on Echo Spring. The debut album from Hightower, the band-vehicle for 33-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter Lindsay Hightower, is a blend of the romping, stomping raun...


Russell (center) is about more than touching your heart these days.

Sean Russell: Rabbit Redux

HearSay
Some of the fine young members of Green River Ordinance still fondly recall the Acoustic Mafia. Featuring Brandin Lea (Jetta in the Ghost Tree, formerly Flickerstick) and Calhoun’s Tim Locke plus John Price and Collin Herring...



Smith (second from left): “We kind of wanted to redefine the band.” Photo by Kayla Stigall.

War Spoils

New Tunes from Party Boys
Steve Steward
I remember War Party’s inception five years ago as something a couple of dudes I knew were goofing on. Bassist Tyler Moore told me at the time that he and some friends were jamming on some “doo wop, ’60s pop-type stuff....


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GRO: Country or Rock? Does It Matter?

HearSay
Is Green River Ordinance getting screwed? But maybe getting screwed means you’ve finally arrived. Kinda? Here’s the truth. Radio country sucks. It’s just as bad as pop-metal and ghetto-fabulous (c)rap. Genre music –– ...



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Northern Rising

Turbid North is back, with a more diverse sound.
Steve Steward
The last time I interviewed Turbid North, the Alaskan-born, Texas-based death metal band, was on a brief break from touring in support of Orogeny, a full-length album released on a notable indie metal label called Ironclad Reco...


Tornup’s
Collider Scope

New Local Music

Both experimental rapper Tornup and psychedelic Americana artist Carnation released new albums.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Collider Scope Collider Scope (Ephemeral Hangs), Fort Worth rapper Tornup’s follow-up to Impossible Dreams, is a sonic collage of experimental music and vocals. Tornup is a talker. The Fort Worth underground rapper...



Fort Worth soul shakers Feletha Black will be among the headliners of Women for Women on February 27 at Lola's Saloon.

Women for Women Rock 2016

HearSay
An inconvenient truth: The Fort Worth music scene, the rock scene in particular, is very white and very male. Why is this important? Experiencing a song –– or a painting or a film or a ballet –– by someone completely di...


Men-of-Extinction

New Local Music

Three delightfully unclassifiable non-rock albums came out recently.
Fort Worth Weekly
Men of Extinction’s We Made it Ourselves Jim Colegrove releases a self-produced album every year or two, and the projects tend to sound familiar and unexpected at the same time. He’s a musical jumping bean who records under...



Look who's smiling now? (courtesy Twitter)

Big Time Lyric Le’velle

HearSay
Now that Facebook appears to be going the way of Twitter, which has already gone the way of MySpace (in my peon’s mind, at least), I recently started an Instagram page. What the hell, I thought. I make art. Occasionally. I ha...


Solo Lucci. Courtesy of Solo Lucci

Solo Time

Solo Lucci is poised to be hip-hop’s next superstar.
JEREMY HALLOCK
Last month, Chris Brown’s seventh album, Royalty, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts. When the R&B stylist’s label, RCA, started taking pre-orders a few weeks before the release date, the single “Wrist,” featu...