Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth music’
Nice Major: “I’m a fan of Lady Gaga, Queen, Kanye. That’s also what I want ... everybody to see.”

Major Niceness

This Fort Worth rapper is more than rap, maybe more than the Fort.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth isn’t short on rappers, that’s for sure. But most of them are gangsta. Their beats are simple and intentionally chintzy sounding, and the lyrics are copious and mostly about boasting, toasting, and the thug life....


Scotty Boy (front) and Renizance attribute most of their success to The Hustle.

Slangin’

Immortal Soldierz built a mini-empire on gumption … and thousands of CDs.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
The two guys in Fort Worth’s Immortal Soldierz still make their living the old-fashioned way. Rappers Salvador “Scotty Boy” Vasilio and Hector “Renizance” Falcone call their business model The Hustle: They swagger up ...



Space-rockers Skeleton Coast had a big year.

Albums of the Year

Yep. Fort Worth is still pumping out quality product.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Grassroots support for the arts in town isn’t shabby. Seemingly every other week, word comes down of a new club or venue in town –– if there wasn’t a demand for clubs, they wouldn’t be opening. But the support could (...


Around $8,500 in musical equipment was lost when this Near Southside garage apartment was set ablaze recently.

Benefits of Fire and Flood

HEARSAY
From the looks of things, an old mattress had been set on fire. The flames rose to engulf the garage apartment above, the practice space and home-recording studio of Ricky Williford of local proto-punks Big Fiction and popular ...



They’re wild. They’re wacky. They’re Lindby. Melissa Claire

Lindby: Nerd Out

Supremely talented and sweet, this geeky quintet is thriving.
ERIC GRIFFEY
It’s a safe bet that not many bands around here take the stage and perform the theme to Doctor Who, the video game soundtracks to Tetris and Super Mario Bros., or jaunty Bach fugues. But during a recent show at Lola’s Saloo...


The crazy kids of Lindby are putting together a local all-star Christmas album.

A Lindby Christmas

HEARSAY
There are a lot of reasons to love the crazy-ass kids in Lindby. Talent? Sure. The youngsters have got loads of that. But to be able to marshal that aptitude in the service of catchy, poppy, choral-vocal-heavy songs that skim t...



Clifton: “They’re going to throw my dust in the wind in Texas.” Patrick Cavan Brown

Welcome Home

Gunslinger Chris Clifton returns to the Fort after years on tour with stars.
JEFF PRINCE
The sound coming from the dressing room at the Los Angeles Forum that night in 1986 was instantly recognizable to Fort Worth guitarist Chris Clifton –– and he wasn’t happy to hear it. It was the sound of his prized black ...


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Hanna Barbarians Redux

HEARSAY
The Hanna Barbarians are an interesting bunch, to say the least. They’re kind of like their own little scene and not only because there are, like, 20 people in the band. (There are six. But you get the point.) It was just a c...



The Solo Sol folks find themselves the elder statesmen and -women of a scene within a scene, all revolving around Dreamy Soundz.

Solo Sol: Dreamgaze

With walls of sound and lofty pedigrees, this Fort Worth sextet is finally arriving.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Sarah Reagan’s voice is to dream-pop sextet Solo Sol what Helen of Troy’s face was to the Trojan War, but instead of a thousand ships, Reagan’s languid, willowy pipes have launched a thousand songs. Co-frontman Robert Bra...


Oh Whitney is back.

Oh Whitney Volvemos

HEARSAY
Prodigal sons Oh Whitney have returned. But only for a couple of weeks. Fronted by Fort Worth native Peter More, the alt-Americana quartet has roots in North Carolina –– Duke University, specifically –– but also has spe...