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What’s Local in No-Man’s Land?

I admit, I’m having a hard time keeping track of which musicians are “Fort Worth-based” and which ones are from Dallas, Denton, or beyond. Even more screwy, I’ve had my ear low enough to the ground to know that some ban...

Unraveler’s debut CD has been a long time coming but is worth the wait.

Unraveler Comes Together

Rebirth comes in many forms, including super-heavy ones.
Perhaps one of the most enduring themes in rock music is the one about new bands assembled from the broken pieces of old ones. From Led Zeppelin’s rise from the ashes of the Yardbirds to Operation Ivy’s growth into Rancid a...

The first in a series of planned Hanna Barbarians EPs has a winner.

Songs of the Year

Another year, another batch of solid local tuneage.
True, recording technology has become cheaper over the past decade, and even the most antisocial or horrible local singer-songwriter can put out a record. But that ease of access just explains the numbers of records coming out ...

A shot from the Whiskey Girl stage courtesy Facebook.

Whiskey Girl: All Ears

If you caught last week’s Last Call, all you need to know is that I kept my sobriety train rolling all the way to Friday and that I was more than happy to leap off the wagon by the time Saturday rolled around. Good thing too....

Around $8,500 in musical equipment was lost when this Near Southside garage apartment was set ablaze recently.

Benefits of Fire and Flood

From the looks of things, an old mattress had been set on fire. The flames rose to engulf the garage apartment above, the practice space and home-recording studio of Ricky Williford of local proto-punks Big Fiction and popular ...

They’re wild. They’re wacky. They’re Lindby. Melissa Claire

Lindby: Nerd Out

Supremely talented and sweet, this geeky quintet is thriving.
It’s a safe bet that not many bands around here take the stage and perform the theme to Doctor Who, the video game soundtracks to Tetris and Super Mario Bros., or jaunty Bach fugues. But during a recent show at Lola’s Saloo...

The crazy kids of Lindby are putting together a local all-star Christmas album.

A Lindby Christmas

There are a lot of reasons to love the crazy-ass kids in Lindby. Talent? Sure. The youngsters have got loads of that. But to be able to marshal that aptitude in the service of catchy, poppy, choral-vocal-heavy songs that skim t...

Clifton: “They’re going to throw my dust in the wind in Texas.” Patrick Cavan Brown

Welcome Home

Gunslinger Chris Clifton returns to the Fort after years on tour with stars.
The sound coming from the dressing room at the Los Angeles Forum that night in 1986 was instantly recognizable to Fort Worth guitarist Chris Clifton –– and he wasn’t happy to hear it. It was the sound of his prized black ...

By the beginning of next year the peripatetic Oh Whitney will be based in Texas.

Time Out of Mind

Alt-Americana stylists Oh Whitney hit the road and the studio.
Oh Whitney frontman Peter More was born in Fort Worth, spent his formative years here, and for a little while lived here with his three bandmates. But the guy has spread roof all over the Western Hemisphere –– from New York...

"Getcher freshly squeezed pop right here!" never said The Hendersons.

Hello Again to The Hendersons

One of the most talented yet underrated Fort Worth bands is back on the scene after a long hiatus. The last we heard from The Hendersons was in 2010, when the vehicle for singer-songwriter Nolan Robertson released Lotosyros. Th...