Posts Tagged ‘live music’
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

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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...



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...


Fort Worth psycho-surf punks Fungi Girls will rock Lolaspalooza III on Friday night.

Lola’s, 1919 Fests

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This weekend, not one but two –– count ’em, two –– underground festivals are happening, and while they mostly draw from different demographics, Lolaspalooza III and 1919 Hemphill’s 10th anniversary bash will be comp...



Clint Niosi is not trapped between two worlds. (Cover art by Fort Worth painter and Weekly Visionary Award winner Devon Nowlin.)

Clint Niosi: Pleasurably Spiteful

The folky Fort Worth singer-songwriter returns with a new, lush album.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Sometimes lyrics seem just thrown together, and for some bands, louder bands, you can see why –– on disc or in person, their words tend to get buried beneath avalanches of furious guitars, basses, and drums. Only the melodi...


Legendary Fort Worth punk-rockers The Gideons are reuniting on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 1919 for the express purpose of flipping wigs.

Reality Bites

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For your columnist, the ’90s were a mix of dread (I was in college), drunken haziness (I was in college), joy mixed with pain (I played college football), more dread (I got a degree in English lit and was therefore laughably ...



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Live Oak Grows Cooler

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The Near Southside’s Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge (1311 Lipscomb St., 817-926-0986) just got a much-needed infusion of youngblood in the form of Jamie Kinser and Aaron Knight, co-founders of the upstart Fort Worth booking...


Robby Rux (left): “Fort Worth is crazy right now. I haven’t seen it like this in 20 years. Every day there’s another badass band that comes around.” Jon Phillips

Paws for the Cause

It’s taken awhile, but the shoegazing Year of the Bear has arrived.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Now in their mid-30s and early 40s, the three Fort Worthians comprising the shoegazing, psych-rocking Year of the Bear are undertaking the novel task of learning how to write music and handle the nuts and bolts of running a ban...



The Frisky Disco is about to release an album and an EP and start work on another album.

Boogie Nights

The Frisky Disco is of age — and coming to a bar near you.
MATTHEW McGOWAN
Until recently, Fort Worth’s noisy blues-rock trio The Frisky Disco was having a rough go at it. They had been floundering, really, for the past few years, playing only a handful of gigs at the few local venues brave (stupid?...


In the key of crushed skulls, please. The Vorvon fellas — (left to right) Sharp, Liberio, Steward, and Wells — are trained in the classic art of melting faces. Anthony Mariani

Vorvon Descends

Doom is manifest in this Fort Worth quartet’s debut EP, Bass Mountain.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Somebody smart has probably already written about the boom in doom rock in these decidedly doomy times. Yes, there has been doom since the early 1970s, specifically going back to Black Sabbath, who flipped the proverbial script...