Music
Animal Spirit is the Fort Worth scene manifest. Photo by Parker Lunsford

Animal Spirit Rises

HEARSAY
Animal Spirit is not only one of the most talented new rock bands around but also a kind of testament to the power of the Fort Worth scene. In other words, if not for the F-Dub, there probably wouldn’t be an Animal Spirit. Th...


Music

Music Awards

Band names may change, but the spirit is still the same.
ANTHONY MARIANI
We’ve come a long way. When I took over as associate editor in 2002, a job that also included helming the music section and writing HearSay, at least 90 percent of our Music Awards ballot consisted of Dallas and Denton bands....



Spoonfed Tribe's new album, their first in six years, is their best yet.

Still Here: Spoonfed Tribe

HEARSAY
Spoonfed Tribe. Remember them? Well, they never really went away. Ever. The 14-year-old Arlington quintet has always just seemed bigger than Tarrant County, not necessarily from the standpoint of being too big for the clubs her...


Not since The Hammers of Misfortune has Fort Worth seen a female-fronted hard rock act. Enter: Panic Volcanic.

Panic Volcanic: Fuzz Freaks

HEARSAY
You gotta admit. Most chick-fronted hard rock outfits seem a little –– how you say? –– off. The testosterone manifest in the genre’s loud rifferama and pounding beats doesn’t jibe with the femininity coming through ...



Pinkish Black has just released a cut from a forthcoming album, and it's a doozy.

Killer or Filler?

Fort Worth is awash in metal, hip-hop, and spacey yacht rock.
ANTHONY MARIANI AND STEVE STEWARD
As indicated by the ballot for our 16th Annual Music Awards, Fort Worth is pretty fertile artistic ground. So many albums. Seems like every other day a new one comes out. And not just albums, but EPs and singles too. Here’s a...


Music Awards 2013 Fred's 002

Music Awards Festival 2013 in Pics

ANTHONY MARIANI AND BRANDON GREEN
We’ve been doing this Music Awards Festival thing for 11 years now, back before the term “festival” became a source of tired-head for everyone, and we’ve done a lot of partying, but none of us remembers an MAF flashing ...



MAF-909x10241

MAF ’13: That’s a Wrap

HEARSAY
Wow. That was fast. After months of planning, Fort Worth Weekly’s 11th Annual Music Awards Festival has come and gone. And what a day. I caught a lot of great shows, starting at 4 p.m. with The Fibs at the outdoor Capital Bar...


Idol schmidol. Casey James is still a force on the pop music landscape.

2013 Hall of Famers

Casey James and Ken Shimamoto are this year’s inductees.
JIMMY FOWLER AND ANTHONY MARIANI
As part of our Music Awards every year, we induct outstanding members of Fort Worth’s scene into the Fort Worth Music Hall of Fame, a metaphoric institution peopled by the likes of Delbert McClinton, Vaden Todd Lewis, Dewey R...



COVER06_19_13

Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2013

That Low-End Rumble
ANTHONY MARIANI, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
First, thank you for supporting local music. As you’ve probably learned by now, the best stuff doesn’t always come from someplace else. Like, say, Brooklyn or Portland. Or Boise. Sometimes your backyard is as fertile an art...


Featuring cover art by Tommy Surya, Southern Train Gypsy's sophomore album, The Bastard, is no-bullshit, swampy metal.

What a Bastard

Southern Train Gypsy’s got a great outlook and a killer new metallic CD.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Full disclosure: These guys bought me beers. We met a couple of days ago at a local restaurant around happy hour for an interview. I had three or four (five?) drafts. The guys had beers and burgers. When time came to say our go...