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Welcome, Wayside Ballroom

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Right now, The Wayside Ballroom is a mess. Electrical cables dangle from the “ceiling,” machinery and tools are strewn across the dust-and-debris-covered floor, and at least 10 metric tons of musical gear weighs down the st...


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Vodeo’s Auspicious Debut

This yacht-rocking Fort Worth quartet’s self-titled EP is already a classic.
Anthony Mariani
These guys must get laid a lot. Not that having acrobatic sex with as many attractive people as possible is every musician’s dream, but … wait. Yes, it is. Anyway, not since The Hanna Barbarians or maybe even the John Price...



Jessie-Frye

New Local Music

Two pop-punk bands and a rocked-out songstress dropped new material.
Fort Worth Weekly
Jessie Frye’s Boys’ Club Jessie Frye has balance working in her favor. Her rich voice could easily work in the hands of a dance-pop producer, but she chooses a much more organic, rock-oriented approach. Following up her acc...


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Pimpadelic: Still Hear

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A long time ago, I was close friends with a guy who was pretty deep into the local punk/metal scene, which was helpful to me as a relative newbie to town. Name a person in a hardcore or thrash band, and my buddy either knew tha...



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Wrecked Room

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For those of you old enough to remember, you’ve got to ask yourself: Was The Wreck Room really as great as everyone says it was? “A Fort Worth institution.” “A legendary rock venue.” “A groundbreaking hangout.” Th...


Fungi-Girls

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Fungi Girls are critical darlings, but they aren’t afraid to change their tune.
Steve Steward
I’ll be honest. Interviewing a band by group text is sort of a bit, but seeing as how the three dudes in the Fungi Girls are only a few years out of high school, an interview via texts seems less like a clever conceit and mor...



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Facebooked Solid

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I’d venture that for the same reason festivals are popular for national acts, festivals are popular for our regional/local brethren/sistren. Increased exposure for bands. Increased exposure for concertgoers. It’s a win-win....


Pinkish Black

Pinkish Black: Bury the Past, Eye the Future

The heavy experimental duo is set to release a new and old album.
KEN SHIMAMOTO
The year 2014 was a good one for Fort Worth’s heaviest, noisiest experimental duo. In the spring, Pinkish Black completed a West Coast tour with Italian progressive rockers Goblin, kindred spirits whose soundtracks for ’70s...



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Critical Distance

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Had this fun text convo a couple of days ago. Me: He said lots of good things, ones even I can agree with. Ma: Yes, he is truly a humanist. Len: Or a liberal leftwing pope. Ma: Don’t go there, Len. Len: I call it as I see it,...


New-Local-Music

New Local Music

The Toadies, Ryan Tharp, Mean Motor Scooter, Red Shahan, and Cody Lee have new music for ya.
Fort Worth Weekly
Red Shahan’s Men & Coyotes (Magnolia Records) At first glance, “Men & Coyotes” seems like a silly name for a song, much less an album. And then the track begins playing, and I’ll never doubt Red Shahan again. Th...