Music
Dia

Seize the Dia

HEARSAY
There’s little doubt that The Toadies are the biggest rock ’n’ roll thing ever to come out of Fort Worth. Flashback to the early ’90s. MTV, after replacing commercial radio as the world’s primary source of new music, ...


Beauxregard’s dynamic new album, Ghosts of the Gaslamp, is real music by real musicians.

Beauxregard’s “Future Western”

They not only never went away but have a new album out.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth has become a pretty lively independent music town in recent years, but the downside is that studio projects –– in other words, bands that don’t perform 10 times a week –– are often sadly neglected. They’r...



Jetta in the Ghost Tree, seen here in rehearsal, marks the return of former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea.

Return of the Jetta

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Back when North Texas’ twentysomething rockstars were singing into hair brushes to Oasis in the bathroom mirror, Brandin Lea was singing his own music into real microphones in front of thousands of real people all over the co...


Un Chien’s album release show will be Friday, Dec. 6, at Queen City Music Hall.

Bark Side of the Moon

Un Chien transcends hard rock to achieve rocking psychedelia.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Let’s get this out of the way first: The defunct hard-rock trio Stella Rose, one of the most popular and longest-running bands in town, didn’t necessarily break up as much as dissolve. The beginning of the end was 2012, not...



The S&R team is hoping their new venture becomes vital to the Near Southside and to the North Texas music scene.

Shipping and Receiving Arrives

This new Near Southside venue is poised to deliver the goods.
ANTHONY MARIANI
When you say, “The Near Southside” (or even “the South Side”), the first place you probably think of is West Magnolia Avenue, a pedestrian-friendly quarter-mile strip of vibrant independently owned bars, restaurants, ba...


Hearsay

Dubstep’s Time?

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For whatever reason, dubstep hasn’t taken off in Fort Worth (or Denton). Dallas is silly with the stuff, but the good ol’ Fort? Not so much. Maybe the Stockyards are to blame. Though we all know better, a lot of North Texan...



The Hendersons' two new tracks further cement frontman Nolan Robertson status as one of North Texas' best singer-songwriters.

Killer or Filler?

Fort Worth is awash in new, exciting, progressive tuneage with old roots.
JIMMY FOWLER, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
There’s nothing wrong with reworking the past. You know a lot of great songs have been written by musicians half-trying to recreate existing great songs. Out now for your pleasure are several themed recordings that have a lot...


Deaf Angel's metallic, melodic debut has been a long time coming.

Loud Ascension

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Man, this music biz is crackers. Not news, I know, but sometimes you come across a local band or album that makes you wonder why some bands “make it” and others –– perhaps just as talented, probably just as driven –...



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Up to Scratch

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Guthrie Kennard, Rick Babb, and James Michael Taylor are local singer-songwriters who sometimes perform as a trio called Buddies. Mostly, though, they blaze individual musical trails. Taylor has received plenty of ink in the We...


The Royal Savages (Ben Coker, James Hughes, Addison White, and Lauren Moore) want their audiences to have a good time and feel the love. Pitaru

Out of Cover

Alt-folkies The Royal Savages are preaching their own musical gospel.
JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of musicians like to sneer at the idea of cover bands –– groups whose sole purpose is to pay tribute, via performance, to artists they idolize. But many (arguably most) unique musical voices were developed by emulatin...