The Vandoliers

Phuss over The Vandoliers

Before we go any further, The Phuss has not broken up. The trio of guitarist/frontman Joshua Fleming, bassist Forrest Barton, and drummer Trey Alfaro is still together, just on hiatus, according to Fleming: “There are absolut...

Sit back and relax with Missing Sibling before the band hits the road.

Commiserate with Missing Sibling

Expanded ranks make for a bigger, fuller sound on the indie-rockers’ new EP.
Jimmy Fowler
Anyone who gives a listen to Commiserate, the infectious new EP from noise-pop practitioners Missing Sibling, is likely to hear echoes of bands like Guided By Voices and Camera Obscura, specialists in warm vocal harmonies ridin...


De La Soul-less

Pussies, right? So someone threw a pint glass at your feet while you were wrapping up your DJ set. Morrissey gets groped by his fans during shows. Consider yourself lucky. Let’s backtrack. Legendary socio-conscious rap trio D...


New Local Music

A Fort Worth rapper returns to the game while some Denton rockers come into their own.
Fort Worth Weekly
Before Fort Worth’s rap scene blossomed into the vibrant, talent-rich rhyme factory it now is, Smoothvega, a.k.a. Lorenzo Zenteno, stood atop the hip-hop hierarchy and looked poised for big things. The buzz around him was pal...

A State of Suffering Caused by the Sudden Sight of One’s Own Misery.

A State of Suffering from Stretch and Bobbito

How many times do you want me to tell you that I lived in New York City (fancy, right?!) during trip-hop’s nascency (oooh!) and how cool it was riding subways aimlessly (sometimes unintentionally; often unintentionally) after...


New Local Music

Chucho, The Ape Hangars, and Toy Gun lead the hit parade this month.
Fort Worth Weekly
Chucho’s Monotonic Tailpiece Fronted by singer-songwriter Kenny Uptain and compromising musicians from Foxtrot Uniform and The Longshots, the audacious country-blues outfit Chucho is named after a legendary Mexican bandito wh...

Black Cloud Erupt Us

Dove Hunter Flies Home

When it comes to being on top of shit, I am No. 1. (Er, No. 2?) In 2010, I wrote that Dove Hunter was writing and recording a new album, the follow-up to the Dallas/Fort Worth band’s haunting 2009 debut, The Southern Unknown....

Tornup (left) and DJ Berto G have become a force for socially conscious hip-hop in North Texas.

Tornup’s Righteous Rap

Along with DJ Berto G, this 22-year-old Fort Worthian is the anti-bling king.
Jimmy Fowler
Torry Evan Finley may be best known as bassist/frontman of the psychedelic sludge-metal band Spacebeach. The 22-year-old Fort Worthian also is a frequent presence at the Near Southside DIY space 1919 Hemphill, booking shows and...

Gold Rushin’ will come out digitally on Tuesday, June 2, and on vinyl on Saturday, June 6, at a party with Fort Worth-based Devo lovers Blank-Men at The Boiled Owl Tavern, on the Near Southside.

Year of the Bear: Gold Rushin’

Year of the Bear has been around for a while but has finally arrived. Gosh, the trio of Josh “Bear” Browning (vocals, bass) and the husband-and-wife team of Jennifer Rux (guitar, Theremin, vocals) and Robby Rux (vocals, dru...

Parks: “I think this illness was supposed to happen, because everything has worked out.”

Rachella Parks Is Back

After a long battle with illness, the 53-year-old Fort Worth saxophonist has finished her debut album
Edward Brown
Multi-instrumentalist Rachella Parks is slowly regaining her strength after a 10-year battle with sarcoidosis, a rare and incurable disease that caused her fatigue, pain, joint degeneration, and memory loss. The symptoms began ...