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

The Return of Tame … Tame & Quiet

HEARSAY
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...



Jacob Furr dealt with the sudden loss of his young wife by hitting the road and writing songs.

Jacob Furr’s Trails & Traces

Fort Worth Weekly
Jacob Furr dealt with his tragic loss the only way he knew how. In August, his wife of three years, Christina Mosley Furr, died of cancer after a shockingly brief battle. To maintain his sanity, the Fort Worth singer-songwriter...


Britt Robisheaux listens to the same music you do. Courtesy Nick Prendergast

All’s a Board

Producer Britt Robisheaux just wants to make great records.
ANTHONY MARIANI
At some point in 2007, Drug Mountain bassist Britt Robisheaux picked up the phone and dialed a number. On the other end (eventually) was Steve Albini, the legendary musician, writer, and producer who’s worked with some of the...



Songwriter Ronnie Heart is planning to record and release his debut full-length before summer.

What’s Up, 2014?!

HEARSAY
The past couple of weeks have been for looking back, and there was a lot of good to refer to, even beyond quality albums and songs. Three (three!) indie-friendly venues –– The Chuggin’ Monk, Shipping & Receiving, and ...


Eat Avery’s Bones’ We Have No Rhythm packs an eternity of punky boom into just a couple of minutes.

Killer or Filler?

Punk rock is alive and well in North Texas. But you already knew that.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Yes, punk is doing just fine in North Texas. Though the sound lives mainly at 1919 Hemphill (and the occasional house show), it’s driven by quite a few bands that can easily cross over into what constitutes the mainstream in ...



Swindle Boys: “All we want is for people to come out to a show and give us a shot.”

Swindle Boys’ Motion: Major Balls

HEARSAY
On Swindle Boys’ new, sophomore recording, the EP Motion, the huge choruses, driving rhythms, and frontman Joey Swindle’s breathy, powerful, heart-on-his-sleeve vocals immediately call to mind Kings of Leon. But wait. What...


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Killer or Filler?

Locals get in on the holiday mood.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
What to get that music lover in your life? Well, iTunes gift cards are great but are grossly impersonal. Worse, they don’t allow you to impose your superior musical taste on your loved ones. So for your last-minute shopping p...



Ice Eater’s Don’t Care is a “welcome chunk of kaleidoscopic international flavor.”

Best Local Albums of ’13

Time to celebrate your favorite local music columnist’s favorite records.
HEARSAY
Fort Worth produced a ton of good records this year, and there’s just so much to choose from that compiling a judicious list of favorites is nearly impossible. But trying is part of the fun, right?   10.) It’s a toss-u...


In diverging slightly from their standard m.o., Quaker City Night Hawks produced the best song to come out of the 817 in ’13. At least according to HearSay.

Best Local Songs of ’13

It’s not a comprehensive list, but it’s, uh, something.
HEARSAY
By “best,” of course, I mean “my favorite.” And by “local,” I mean “Tarrant County.” For the most part. People from Dallas, Denton, and beyond have a lot to do with the great music that comes out of the 817 ever...