Ronnie Heart closed out Day 1 of MAF’16. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

MAF’16 Wrap-Up

This year’s version of our annual shindig was a two-day eargasm.
Eric Griffey
I started to relax a little bit on Saturday night, as Ronnie Heart slinked, popped, and locked across the stage at Shipping & Receiving Bar like that cartoon cat from Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract” video. The sprig...


Music Awards Festival Lineup

Gather ’round, kinfolk. Here is the lineup for our 15th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival. For the first time, the event will be two days in two different parts of town. On Saturday, June 25, the Near Southside w...

Case: “I never went into music to make a lot of money.”

Still Swinging

Though semi-retired, legendary pianist Johnny Case has released a new album.
In jazz vernacular, “groove” refers to the pulse of the rhythm section. To have a nice groove, an ensemble has to find the right balance between keeping steady time and swinging –– a pushing and pulling of the rhythm. I...


Untapped: Craft Music

I love beer. Beer is my favorite. Beer is good. Beer is delicious. And beer is all I need to get me through another day of full-time work and full-time parenting and full-time husbanding and ugh! Somebody grab me a beer! And th...

Joe Savage

New Local Music

Joe Savage and Stone Machine Electric have new tuneage.
Fort Worth Weekly
Joe Savage’s Songs Worth Singing A century removed from the way Hank done it and decades after the heyday of Townes, Willie, and Waylon, and we’re still arguing about who will be the one to carry the C&W torch. Sure, ma...


Nice Major’s California Colors

Dimitrius Jones
Fort Worth-based rapper Nice Major’s California Colors is a sonic collage of West Coast-style synth, slow-riding beats, droning, mind-bending notes, and intricate rhymes with superior pop sensibilities. The production quality...


Music Awards Are Here

Welcome to our 20th Annual Music Awards, a celebration of all of the great tuneage that comes out of the great 817 every year. Here’s a primer. For both the uninitiated and old-head alike. The Music Awards are just for fun, j...

McGlathery: “ ... It just makes sense for us to help each other out.”

Keeping Busy

Luke McGlathery isn’t just a popular sideman — his own material is creating a buzz.
Luke McGlathery is a busy dude. If the Fort Worth singer-songwriter isn’t playing gigs to promote his new album Life Ain’t Hard, or backing up his friends on bass or fiddle for their own shows, his evenings are occupied hos...


Joe Gorgeous: Clean, Scuzzy, Smart

Some guys just have it. They have a knack for working their bands in all the right ways. I’m not saying that Joey Gorman is some sort of Svengali, just that he’s almost as good at getting a band out there as he is leading o...

(From left to right) Luis Moreno, Justin King, and Jack Bellomy are the core players in Black Market Garden. Photo by Armando Vera.

CAM Can Do It

Southwest High’s kids won’t stop, can’t stop rocking.
Jeff Prince
Jack Black’s shrieking and guitar shredding in School of Rock would fit in fine at Southwest High School’s Contemporary Academy of Music. CAM offers free rehearsal space and professional recording equipment, allowing studen...