Culberson: “We love making music together. Everyone gets along so well.”

Cody Culberson’s Blame

With a new EP and new confidence, the Fort Worth singer-songwriter may have finally arrived.
Edward Brown
Cody Culberson’s return to The Prophet Bar next weekend will mark a milestone for him. The Fort Worth singer-songwriter got his first break at that Dallas venue six years ago, when Joel Fruth, the club’s booking agent, gave...

Kenny Uptain (center) has taken folk/blues songwriting to a new, contemporary place with his new project, Chucho.

What’s Up, Chucho?

Ever listen to Sturgill Simpson and think, “Man, this shit would be so much more meaningful, and so much better, if he stopped merely trying to impersonate Waylon Jennings and threw in a little rock guitar or free-jazz sax or...


Killer or Filler?

New recordings by Clear Acid, The Hope Trust, and Tornup lead this month’s hit parade.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Impossible Dreams There’s something poetic about the fact that Fort Worth rapper Tornup and D.J. Berto G. met while both were working at a vegan restaurant five years ago. It’s easy to imagine listening to the du...

Backed by a full band, Leon Bridges proved he’s come a long way from the shy guy he was here in the Fort. Matt Mabe

SXSW ’15

South-by returned to its roots, and Leon Bridges sprouted wings.
Matt Mabe
Well, my bank account is empty, my shoes are caked in mud, and my knees feel like a dying old man’s. Another South-by in the books. SXSW ’15 felt very noticeably different to me on several fronts. The first obvious differen...

Produced by Jordan Richardson, a.k.a. Son of Stan, Tidals' sophomore album, Seplica's Bedroom, is simple yet sophisticated.

Tidals: Fort Wave Music

News flash: Fort Worth is not as cool as a lot of us probably think it is. For all we have to recommend our fair burgh –– The Modern! The Usual! Fort Worth Contemporary Arts! –– there’s a lot that indicates that we ar...

The Fluorescents

That Fluorescent Glow

The last time I saw a tall, skinny white kid with a tawny skater haircut (bangs to one side), a dress shirt buttoned to his neck, and khaki pants was in high school. I went to an all-boys Catholic school. In the Northeast. In t...

Watson: “We weren’t blues enough for the blues clubs or funk enough for the funk clubs.”

No Joshing

A little bit of everything but totally soulful, the Chris Watson Band finds its sweet spot.
Edward Brown
As Chris Watson’s passion for Southern soul music has grown, so has his namesake band. Now joining the 29-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter on his eclectic, retro journey –– whose sound is full of bright, inflected vo...


Killer or Filler?

Killer or Filler?
Fort Worth Weekly
Jetta in the Ghost Tree’s Clandestine, Vol. 1 It’s been almost nine years since former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea put out an album. You would never know it by listening to Clandestine, Vol. 1. Recorded at AudioStyles...


Do 35 Denton

Not only because it’s part of my job but because, y’know, I kinda like music, I listen to a lot of college radio: Pitchfork Radio, Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, KXT (in the car). And while I can’t go to as many shows (tourin...

Veteran North Texas DJ and local music lover Mark Schectman will host The Local Ticket, a new local music-flavored show on Sportsradio 1310-AM/96.7-FM The Ticket.

Everybody Wants Some

North Texas radio is returning to the medium’s roots. In the most microscopic increments imaginable, but still. Some community involvement is better than none. Or as our publisher likes to say, “A 12-pack is better than no ...