Smoke-free Billy Bob’s: One Small Step

It started with Eric. My buddy was the first among our crew of borderline dangerous jackasses to quit smoking. This was maybe seven or eight years ago, when it seemed the whole world lit up. Grandparents, little sisters, Cambod...

SCOTT COPELAND (photo by jeff prince)

Scott Copeland’s Annual Dylan Tribute On Sunday

Jeff Prince
He not busy being born is busy dying. And he not busy going to Lola’s Saloon on Sunday is busy missing out on a hell of a show. Singer-songwriter Scott Copeland is hosting his fifth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute Show, whi...

As the Siberian Traps, (from left to right) Mike Best, Seth Reeves, Ben Hance, and Peter Wierenga take Americana rock in a new direction. Photo by Walt Burns.

Siberian Traps: Supermen

The vehicle for singer-songwriter Seth Reeves returns after some time off.
Steve Steward
Seth Reeves has lots of things to say about living in Nashville. Some are good. Others, not so much. “It’s the city of shattered dreams,” he deadpanned recently over beers at a Fort Worth bar with the rest of the Siberian...

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Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) Is it gross to be enviable of other people’s sadness? Because when the news broke about Rubber Gloves’ impending demise, I saw how beloved the Denton club was to many, many people. I liked Rubber Gloves enough for the sh...

Forget Wesley Willis. Here are your real outsider geniuses.

Complete: Truly Outré Stars

Even after nearly a million YouTube views and seven SXSW-sanctioned shows, the Fort Worth metal-heads are still too horrible to be hip.
Anthony Mariani
That they weren’t in tune was expected, and even if they wanted to, the four unkempt, frumpy middle-aged dudes making up the Fort Worth metal band Complete could not have corralled one another into the same zip code of the rh...


Krum’s Bare Knuckle Gospel

Jeremy Hallock
What a difference a name makes. The new joint by Tarrant County rapper Krum (formerly known as Playdough) and producer DJ Rob Viktum is a first-person saga of redemption, faith, and identity told over soulful, haunting samples ...


James Hinkle: Still Ticking

(Update below.) First, the good news. Veteran Fort Worth bluesman, painter, and all around great guy James Hinkle is alive. The bad news: His full recovery from emergency heart surgery last week might sidetrack him from a tour ...


New Local Music

Sally Majestic, Mean Motor Scooter, and Doc Strange have new tunes for your earholes.
Fort Worth Weekly
Sally Majestic’s Rate of Exchange Sally Majestic’s new album is interesting. Oh, sure. The musicality and performances are inventive –– the kind of musician’s telepathy acquired by playing with your best friends for 1...


People Are Strange

I learned the truth, the hard truth, only a couple of years ago. “If I never hear Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead, or Jim Morrison ever again,” my mom announced, “it’ll be too soon.” This was in front of my whole...

Left Arm Tan’s latest album was inspired by a phone booth ringing in the middle of a desert.

Left Arm Tan: Smart Country

This Fort Worth quintet stretches traditional boundaries musically, lyrically.
Left Arm Tan is a country-and-Western band, although its adventurous members sometimes defy that categorization. There’s plenty of heartbreak to go around on Lorene, the fourth album in six years by this Fort Worth-based quin...