Posts Tagged ‘band’
Courtesy Treehouse Cabaret.

Free to Rock

Treehouse Cabaret put in work to find a sound that can’t be pigeonholed.
Steve Steward
Say what you want about sonic identities, but no matter what a band thinks it sounds like, the common element among them all is that quest to make themselves sound unique, to discover what their signature sound is, and then hop...


Nobel, No Bob

Does Bob Dylan do it for you? I ask only because I keep hearing that people either love him or hate him. I guess I’ve always been hovering somewhere in the middle –– not anymore, though. The 75-year-old native Minnesotan ...

You From Before is brilliant, subdued.

To Telegraph Canyon

The banjo took me by surprise. Who am I kidding. It takes a lot more than a musical instrument to stun me. A talking dog – or a Taser – would probably work. (Probably.) But an old-timey Deliverance device? No, even though I...

Tornup: “I never thought I’d play out and become Warren Buffett.”

The Future is Now

Rapper Tornup is pushing the boundaries of hip-hop.
Eric Griffey
As Fort Worth-based rapper Tornup sat at Avoca Coffee during a bustling lunch hour trying to answer a reporter’s (overly) simple question –– How would you describe your rap style? –– the tall, striking Near Southside ...


Cocktail Week A-Cometh

Steve Steward
Real talk: I would honestly rather discuss Marvel’s Luke Cage than talk about Fort Worth nightlife this week. Oh, don’t worry. This is a column about bars, after all, so I’ll get to the part about what bar-related social ...


I Want A New Drug

With her life on the line, this rocker traveled to India for a possible cure.
Steve Watkins
In 2011 at the recently shuttered TCU-area dive bar The Cellar, Elle Hurley did what she had done dozens of times before: She took the stage with her angry-rock band the Transistor Tramps. The sight of her, though, was surreal....


Dead Rising

The Saginaw-raised quartet caught a bad case of recording fever.
By Jasun Lee
Learning on the fly has become the norm for Dead Singers Party. The Fort Worth ensemble recorded and released its debut album, Strange Youth, in January before ever playing a single live show. The months since have seen the qua...

Programme: Starring Nathan Brown (left), Ben Hance (center), and Landon Cabarubio (right).

Enter: Programme

Nathan Brown thinks it’s “late-’70s police investigation/chase music,” but even if you were a kid in that time period, you probably spent your fair share of boring nights lounging on the couch as Kojak knocked yet anoth...


Straight Outta Irving

Movie the Band is set to release a new record and hit the road
Steve Steward
Unless you live in Irving, you probably don’t have a lot of positive thoughts to spare for it, if you spare any thoughts for it at all. In 2016, saying the city’s name brings up visions of sinkholes and anti-Muslim, redneck...


Phantom Sensation’s Blackgrass Express

Fort Worth Weekly
Phantom Sensation Blackgrass Express (Self-released)   By the end of Blackgrass Express, the debut album by the Fort Worth-by-way-of-Burleson husband-and-wife folk outfit Phantom Sensation, you can tell their songwriting h...