Posts Tagged ‘band’

TT&Q, Calhoun, JATSDFM

Hearsay
One of the most popular, progressive, and critically acclaimed 817 indie-rock bands of the past decade, Tame … Tame and Quiet never really broke up, according to frontman/guitarist Aaron Bartz. Rather, the band went into “h...


Nervebreakers, Fort Worth Cats Are Back

Ken Shimamoto
Back in the post-bicentennial ’70s, pioneering Dallas punk-rock kingpins The Nervebreakers opened for The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and The Clash, but their performance that’s most indelibly etched in my shaky memory took p...



Beauxregard’s Gryphoemia

A nostalgia for Westerns and turn-of-the-20th-century chic inform this Fort Worth quartet’s “future Western” sound.
JIMMY FOWLER
J. Quincy Romine, lead singer and co-songwriter for the baroque Americana band Beauxregard, has an intriguingly diverse set of influences. He loves movies –– especially Westerns –– at least as much as music, and he draw...


It’s St. Paddy’s Day, Y’all

Big Ticket
With the sheer number of St. Patrick’s Day events going on in town, you’d be forgiven for thinking that everyone who lives here is from Ireland. What’s more likely is that the people in this town will take just about any ...



817’ers @ 35 Conferette

Hearsay
This weekend, North Texas music lovers of a certain age (and perhaps a little older) will be obsessed with one thing: 35 Conferette, the annual four-day indie-rock festival in Denton. Arriving just a couple of days before the a...


Say Oh Whitney

With a new album on the way, this Fort Worth-NYC quartet just wants to play, Facebook be damned.
JIMMY FOWLER
Every band should have a patron saint like the one that watches over alt-Americana outfit Oh Whitney. She lets the band members live in her Fort Worth house, feeds them, and offers constant encouragement while they try to launc...



Waking Alice Shaping Up

With a new EP produced by a two-time Grammy winner, Waking Alice pops out of the rabbit hole.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Two years ago, an early version of the mod-rock Mansfield band Waking Alice was trying to make the most of expensive studio time while recording a demo at Fort Worth Sound. Producer Bart Rose’s assistant, Michael Garcia, thre...


Merkin Tools Along

Though the guys in the mod-rock trio rarely rehearse, they’re still super-tight and highly capable.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The guys in the mod-rock trio Merkin get a lot of flak for naming their band after a pubic wig. Calling their first full-length album in an eight-year existence Scatology (the study of excrement) probably doesn’t help encoura...



GROdors

Hearsay
Hard to believe, but Green River Ordinance is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Seems like just yesterday, the Fort Worth guys were bright-eyed youngsters in awe of local giants like Flickerstick and John Price. But G...


You Had to Be There

Last Call
Well, the big news in town this week was that Jeff Bridges and T Bone Burnett played Saturday night at Eight-O as part of the Lone Star International Film Festival. I didn’t get to go (thanks, work), but I know it was sold ou...