Posts Tagged ‘live music’
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...



Americana singer-songwriter Jacob Furr is going full-band. The Only Road will make its Fort Worth debut next Wednesday, the 25th, at The Basement Bar in the Stockyards.

Jacob Furr, Cleanup Bust Out

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You’d think that in a town like Fort Worth, with so many outstanding bands, there’d be a bunch of super-groups, elite bands in which at least half the members play in other groups as well. But with minor exceptions, most of...


Producer Mike Garcia (far right) and the Oil Boom guys (from left to right: Steve Steward, Ryan Taylor, and Dugan Connors) pause at Fort Worth Sound, where Oil Boom recently recorded six songs.

And Boom Goes the Oil

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Gritty Dallas/Fort Worth bluesmen Oil Boom haven’t been playing out much, but they’ll be coming back Thursday with a bang. Along with Austin psyche-rockers The Boxing Lesson, Oil Boom will open a show at Lola’s Saloon (27...



The guys of Turbid North take a break from the road –– but only occasionally.

Death from Above

Despite some setbacks, Alaska-born metalists Turbid North focus on the future.
STEVE STEWARD
Among the myriad branches of heavy metal’s family tree, none are as reductive as death metal. Overprotective parents think the moniker applies to any record with a scary album cover, and music critics lazily use it to pigeonh...


Fort Worth experimental improvisationalists Hentai Improvising Orchestra will once again collaborate with Denton's Big Rig Dance Collective, this time on a matriarch-praising sound/dance production.

Cool Mother Hunchers

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Though Mother’s Day has come and gone, frequent collaborators Hentai Improvising Orchestra and Denton’s Big Rig Dance Collective have begun work on a new project, the matriarch-praising Beyond Words: For Our Mothers. Two HI...