Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth music’
Last Call

Live Oak Finally Comes Alive

LAST CALL
On Saturday night, I looked around the Live Oak’s main room at the masses bouncing along to Skeleton Coast, dancing in a flood of the Fort Worth band’s spacey reverb and phased guitars. Bathed in green light from gel lamps ...


The Swindle Boys have had a busy 2012 and are returning to the shed to write more material.

No Swindlin’ Brothers

The Swindle Boys pump out anthemic alt-rock that’s ready for radio.
JIMMY FOWLER
Joey and Matt Swindle, the brothers who perform as the alt-rock duo The Swindle Boys, were raised in a devout Southern Baptist family in Little Rock, Ark. Their dad was a preacher and a truck driver. But lead singer-drummer-key...



Psychedelic, trippy-dippy, and loud, a Skeleton Coast blowout is always memorable.

Sailing Skeleton Coast

With a dazzling debut album, this young Fort Worth quartet soars.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The outdoor stage abounded with goofballs: a cherubic angel; a sexy cop; a young woman in black army boots, black fishnets, a black microdress, and bank-robber mask; a slight person of indistinct gender in a fuzzy red jumpsuit ...


Tarrant County rapper Doug Funnie's new album is poised to make him the nerdcore king. Locally, of course.

Doug Funnie’s Head in the Cloudz

HEARSAY
Uh-oh. Is Rivercrest Yacht Club’s reign as the clown princes of North Texas hip-hop in jeopardy? MCs Heffminster de la Rocha, Generic, and DDS, with their killer rhythm section of drummer Lucas White (James Hinkle, Gunga Galu...



Lo-Life's Cameron Smith (center), who also fronts War Party, thinks Fort Worth is on the verge of something special.

High Hopes for Lo-Life

HEARSAY
Lo-Life Recordings is thinking big. The DIY Fort Worth collective/label has already begun doing what any good collective does: concentrate bands’ energy (and anxiety) on projects, including shows, events, and, of course, reco...


Cosmic Trigger frontman Tyrel Choat: “It’s all about having balls. Hell, if we screw up and no one’s there, at least we tried.”

New Cosmic Order

With twin guitar leads and a double-bass attack, The Cosmic Trigger might pull off a crossover.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Sword broke the barrier. The Austin quartet was one of the first heavy-metal bands to be embraced by the indie-rock community, not only receiving airplay on college radio stations nationwide but getting press, often good pr...



We The Sea Lions’ frontman Jon Badillo (center) needs to get out more.

About to Roar

Fort Worth indie-rockers We The Sea Lions won’t bite.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Get to know We The Sea Lions. Super-tight and prolific, the dark indie-rock quintet has been around for two-plus years but still seems to run under the radar. Most of the major press the band has received has come from one publ...


MUSIC

Killer or Filler?

Yacht rock and super-blues are coming at you from the Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Madràs’ Things Can Change Since its June release, the debut album from twentysomething singer-songwriter Jeevan Antony, his bass-playing younger brother Mathew, and drummer/producer Ben Hance (Secret Ghost Champion) has atta...



Joel Murray, a.k.a. UBoat, ain't your grandfather's Southern Gothic folkster.

Under the Radar

HEARSAY
Most veteran scenesters probably remember dearly departed Cadillac Fraf, a.k.a. Chad Percy, whose level-headed –– and enlightening –– response to criticisms of his lo-fi acoustic songs about love, death, and train-hoppi...


The Dangits have gotten around to doing some recording -- finally.

New Music, Dangit(s)!

Fort Worth Weekly
Though they never really went away, The Dangits are back. I guess you could say they’re no longer content just playing the occasional show for beer money. They’re pushing now. Since the hard-rocking quartet’s formation fi...