Posts Tagged ‘local music’
Alford: “We wanted it to have a DIY sound, and that’s pretty much how we made it.”

Slumberbuzz Awakens

The shoegaze quintet’s debut has been a long time coming — and sounds like it.
Last January, Slumberbuzz had changed its name, solidified its sound and lineup, and written enough material to fill an album. At the time, the band was hoping to put out a full-length, but member shifts and life in general see...


Dr. Wu’s Diagnosis? More Blues

Like commercial-radio country, heavy metal, and hip-hop/R&B, the blues gets a bad rap. “It’s boring,” some people cry. “It’s too noodly,” lament others. And, perhaps most worrisomely, “It all sounds the same....


Killer or Filler?

Hey, Fort Worth. 2003 called. They want their singer-songwriters back.
Along with the return of Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea, who’s fronting a new project, Jetta in the Ghost Tree (“Return of the Jetta,” Sept. 4), singer-songwriter John Price, who was once the biggest rock star in town ...

Beauxregard’s dynamic new album, Ghosts of the Gaslamp, is real music by real musicians.

Beauxregard’s “Future Western”

They not only never went away but have a new album out.
Fort Worth has become a pretty lively independent music town in recent years, but the downside is that studio projects –– in other words, bands that don’t perform 10 times a week –– are often sadly neglected. They’r...

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The Full Package

On Sunday night, I left The Boiled Owl around 10:30, having hung around to watch the last third of Drive, a film experience that’s probably as close as a person can get to living inside a video game. My goal involved getting ...

Jetta in the Ghost Tree, seen here in rehearsal, marks the return of former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea.

Return of the Jetta

Back when North Texas’ twentysomething rockstars were singing into hair brushes to Oasis in the bathroom mirror, Brandin Lea was singing his own music into real microphones in front of thousands of real people all over the co...


Growin’ Up Is Hard to Do

As anti-rock ‘n’ roll as it sounds, everyone has to grow up sometime. Including rap metal artists. That’s the message from Jason Taylor, lead singer of the Fort Worth metal outfit Sweetooth, which is on the bill with a he...

The Ridglea Theater is back again

Once Again to the Ridglea

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.
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

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...