Posts Tagged ‘live music’
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

HEARSAY
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

Hearsay
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

Hearsay
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...



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Fort Rock

This town is brimming with indie talent — and everyone wants a piece.
Anthony Mariani
In the late ’00s, an independent label based in New York City, Norton Records, put out a three-volume set of songs from Fort Worth’s “teen scene,” a short period in the mid-to-late 1960s when teenage boys picked up musi...


Ah, the good ol' crazy days.

Save the Cool Clubs

Hearsay
If you haven’t done so already, check out this week’s cover story by my evil alter-ego, associate editor Anthony Mariani, about the Fort Worth music scene. That handsome devil writes about the discrepancy between the vast n...



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Rotten Roots: The Fort Work Sound

Hearsay
A potentially noteworthy debut will happen on Friday, Apr. 27, at The Grotto (517 University Dr., 817-882-9331), when Rotten Roots will open for Dallas’ Southern-fried Roomsounds and Fort Worthian alt-country rockers Badcreek...


Mind Spiders’ Mark Ryan: “I wonder if I can do a song in 3/4 that’s a Roy Orbison kinda thing?” Mind Spiders’ Mark Ryan: “I wonder if I can do a song in 3/4 that’s a Roy Orbison kinda thing?” Mind Spiders’ Mark Ryan: “I wonder if I can do a song in 3/4 that’s a Roy Orbison kinda thing?” Mind Spiders’ Mark Ryan: “I wonder if I can do a song in 3/4 that’s a Roy Orbison kinda thing?”

Spinning Mind Spiders

With a new album and major internet buzz, Mind Spiders have got legs.
ZACK SHLACHTER
The funny thing about buzz in the internet age is that the attention a band gets is seemingly disconnected from a sense of place. Chances are you haven’t heard of Mind Spiders –– heck, this fine publication has mentioned ...