Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth bands’
After playing a sanctioned showcase, Fort Worth’s War Party is ready to, um, party at South By Southwest. Steve Steward

South By Recap

The lines were long and sad but the music copious at the annual Austin fest.
STEVE STEWARD
Here’s the thing: I kinda suck at South By Southwest. I get to Austin late. I get defeated by lines. I drink too much, or I don’t drink enough. I worry about who I’m going to impose on for a place to crash, or I get stuck...


The Longshots are about to release their self-titled debut nationally and tour the States.

The Longshots: Go Big or Go Home

HEARSAY
Ah, to be young and sexy. In other words, The Longshots can’t fail. The Stones-esque garage-rock quintet is about to release its debut, self-titled album on Mock Records, part of the Frenchkiss Label Group (founded by Strokes...



Singer-songwriter Jason Eady's new album throws back to the past for inspiration -- but just how far?

Jason Eady: Daylight and Dark

HEARSAY
The first song is about whiskey, specifically about drinking it in Oklahoma, and is one of two tracks with “whiskey” in the title. The next song is set in Abilene and is about possibly leaving a lover. Driving along a highw...


Ice Eater’s Don’t Care is a “welcome chunk of kaleidoscopic international flavor.”

Best Local Albums of ’13

Time to celebrate your favorite local music columnist’s favorite records.
HEARSAY
Fort Worth produced a ton of good records this year, and there’s just so much to choose from that compiling a judicious list of favorites is nearly impossible. But trying is part of the fun, right?   10.) It’s a toss-u...



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Holy Moly: Brothers’ Keepers

Fort Worth Weekly
The last time Holy Moly played Billy Bob’s Texas, a mosh pit broke out, a first for the World’s Largest Honky-tonk®. You’ve got to wonder what was going through the regulars’ heads. These good folks had simply shown up...


Don’t fall asleep on Calhoun. Artwork by Jordan Roberts

Crisco Redux

Synth-rockers Calhoun return with a startling new EP, Paperweights.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Calhoun has always been a little, well, different. When Tim Locke launched what was at the time his solo project, lo, these 10-plus years ago, hard-charging Americana was the most popular indie genre onstage and on the airwaves...



Son of Stan

Killer or Filler?

Divorce pop, progressive jazz, and boutique pop-rock are manifest in three new albums.
EDWARD BROWN, JIMMY FOWLER, AND ANTHONY MARIANI
Dear Music Industry. On the way into work the other morning, I jumped around the commercial radio dial. And guess what? A bunch of crap came out my speakers. On the country station, some guy was singing about his broken heart o...


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...



The Will Callers' debut has been a long time coming but is worth the wait.

The Will Callers: A Lot Left

HEARSAY
The Will Callers, led by co-founders Jake Murphy (guitar, vocals) and drummer Daniel Slatton (drums, vocals), are one of the best respected, most progressive alt-country rock bands in North Texas. And they’re definitely one o...


Twang rocker Joey Green’s new album was produced by the guy behind records from Wilco, Steve Earle, and Uncle Tupelo. Why is Green still stuck in the sports bar/barbecue joint circuit?

Killer or Filler?

There’s more to the Fort than indie-rock, as these new discs prove.
JIMMY FOWLER, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND JEFF PRINCE
So indie-rock has taken over Fort Worth. Not so fast, kemo sabe. There’s still more to Le Fort than smart, melodic, rough-around-the-edges rock. Exhibit A: the following newish recordings.   Joey Green’s Lo 5 Joey Gree...