Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth music’
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The Making of Gollay’s “Built for Love” Video

Audrey Rodriguez
Strutting down the side of a Quickie Mart, drag queens Frida Monet and Eva Royale begin voguing for some curious, cat-calling rubber-neckers. A bus screeches by and the sight of the David & Goliath-esque statures of Monet a...


Concert Review: Leon Bridges at Shipping & Receiving

Jasun Lee
What an incredible year and a half it has been for Fort Worth’s Leon Bridges. A major label released debut album; performances on just about every late-night talk show and Saturday Night Live; an invitation by President Obama...

Un Chien

Streaming Audio: Un Chien’s “Amarillo”

Eric Griffey
Local rockers Un Chien and the good folks at Hand Drawn Records are letting us stream the band’s first single off its upcoming album, Where We Belong. Enjoy “Amarillo,” and be on the lookout for the full recor...

Hennessy: “I own a house in Fort Worth, and I’m not selling it.”


Even during work training, Richard Hennessy focuses on Henry the Archer.
When singer-songwriter Richard Hennessy came to Fort Worth because of a job transfer in early 2013, he expected to dislike Texas. But in reality, the 33-year-old New Jerseyan said, Fort Worth became the home he thought he’d n...


Killer or Filler?

A tribute, a garage tape, and a Christmas EP make up this month’s critical darlings.
Now that we’ve named our favorite albums, EPs, and songs of the past 365 days or so, let’s march right into 2015 with this batch of recordings. –– Anthony Mariani   Various artists’ Safely Down: The Songs of Jaso...


Killer or Filler?

Bitch Bricks, Maurice Davis Band, and The Paychecks have got new recordings for your earholes.
Punk attitude goes a long way in defusing listeners’ bullshit detectors. And you don’t have to play loud, clanging guitars at breakneck speeds to manifest that punkitude. But punk is easy, right? Just grab your instrument a...

Artists from as far afield as Germany, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Canada, and Italy –– and Texas –– call Saint Marie Records “home.” Tony Robles

Shoegaze Explosion

Fort Worth label Saint Marie Records has gone from two artists to nearly 50 in only three years.
After starting out in 2011 with just two artists, Saint Marie Records has blossomed into a globe-spanning label with 46 artists and more than 50 releases. The thought of a local-centric label simply never appealed to owner Wyat...

Tidals: “We’re just bored with playing rock music.”

Waves of Sound

Fort Worth duo Tidals Experiments
Fort Worth natives Jeremy Lantz, 33, and Joshua Wrinkle, 30 –– together known as the techno duo Tidals –– were once asked to describe the music they write, record, and perform in clubs around North Texas. “Future punk...

Eat Avery’s Bones’ We Have No Rhythm packs an eternity of punky boom into just a couple of minutes.

Killer or Filler?

Punk rock is alive and well in North Texas. But you already knew that.
Yes, punk is doing just fine in North Texas. Though the sound lives mainly at 1919 Hemphill (and the occasional house show), it’s driven by quite a few bands that can easily cross over into what constitutes the mainstream in ...

Kites and Boomerangs: “You can run into problems when one guy brings a riff to the table, and everyone just builds around it.”


On their new album, Kites and Boomerangs hone in on a signature sound.
The Fort Worth indie-pop quartet Kites and Boomerangs has been playing high-energy shows with its current lineup –– guitarist/vocalist Josh Garcia, guitarist/vocalist Will Appleton, drummer/vocalist Donnie Simmons, and bass...