Posts Tagged ‘local music’
The Ridglea Theater is back again

Once Again to the Ridglea

HEARSAY
Ridglea Theater is back. Again. A grand reopening of the Ridglea Club, Ridglea Lounge, and the 1,400-capacity theater is scheduled for September, according to the camp of Jerry Shults, owner of The Gas Pipe, a Southwestern chai...


Kevin Buchanan, Steph Buchanan, Mandy Hand, and Aubrey Savage play cheerful, upbeat songs with smart, long sentences.

Literary Deviltry

The Diabolical Machines will Drag You Away with their first EP.
JIMMY FOWLER
Some talented bands toil for years in obscurity, playing live shows and recording songs without so much as a nod from the press or the local scene. And then there are groups with relatively little experience who seem to suddenl...



The Will Callers' debut has been a long time coming but is worth the wait.

The Will Callers: A Lot Left

HEARSAY
The Will Callers, led by co-founders Jake Murphy (guitar, vocals) and drummer Daniel Slatton (drums, vocals), are one of the best respected, most progressive alt-country rock bands in North Texas. And they’re definitely one o...


Frontwoman Moore: “We figured out that if it looked like we were having fun [onstage], the audience was more likely to have fun, too.”

Morning Stars

Glitzy popsters The Breakfast Machine look to the future.
JIMMY FOWLER
One thing that distinguishes The Breakfast Machine from other local pop-rockers is the voice of lead singer Meghann Moore. While many young vocalists bend, slur, and generally improvise their notes and phrasings, the 20-year-ol...



Twang rocker Joey Green’s new album was produced by the guy behind records from Wilco, Steve Earle, and Uncle Tupelo. Why is Green still stuck in the sports bar/barbecue joint circuit?

Killer or Filler?

There’s more to the Fort than indie-rock, as these new discs prove.
JIMMY FOWLER, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND JEFF PRINCE
So indie-rock has taken over Fort Worth. Not so fast, kemo sabe. There’s still more to Le Fort than smart, melodic, rough-around-the-edges rock. Exhibit A: the following newish recordings.   Joey Green’s Lo 5 Joey Gree...


Spoonfed Tribe's new album, their first in six years, is their best yet.

Still Here: Spoonfed Tribe

HEARSAY
Spoonfed Tribe. Remember them? Well, they never really went away. Ever. The 14-year-old Arlington quintet has always just seemed bigger than Tarrant County, not necessarily from the standpoint of being too big for the clubs her...



Not since The Hammers of Misfortune has Fort Worth seen a female-fronted hard rock act. Enter: Panic Volcanic.

Panic Volcanic: Fuzz Freaks

HEARSAY
You gotta admit. Most chick-fronted hard rock outfits seem a little –– how you say? –– off. The testosterone manifest in the genre’s loud rifferama and pounding beats doesn’t jibe with the femininity coming through ...


Pinkish Black has just released a cut from a forthcoming album, and it's a doozy.

Killer or Filler?

Fort Worth is awash in metal, hip-hop, and spacey yacht rock.
ANTHONY MARIANI AND STEVE STEWARD
As indicated by the ballot for our 16th Annual Music Awards, Fort Worth is pretty fertile artistic ground. So many albums. Seems like every other day a new one comes out. And not just albums, but EPs and singles too. Here’s a...



Featuring cover art by Tommy Surya, Southern Train Gypsy's sophomore album, The Bastard, is no-bullshit, swampy metal.

What a Bastard

Southern Train Gypsy’s got a great outlook and a killer new metallic CD.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Full disclosure: These guys bought me beers. We met a couple of days ago at a local restaurant around happy hour for an interview. I had three or four (five?) drafts. The guys had beers and burgers. When time came to say our go...


toadies

Dia De Los Toadies: Local Flavor

ANTHONY MARIANI
Good job, Toadies. For the 6th Annual Dia De Los Toadies –– Friday, Sept. 13-Saturday, Sept. 14 at Panther Island Pavilion near downtown Fort Worth –– frontman Vaden Todd Lewis and company have begun building a lineup i...