Posts Tagged ‘music’
Lion Eye is (from left to right) Shayla Sweetz, Andrew McCollough (Dru B Shinin’), Sam Rude, Paul Gordan, Paul Garza, and Chris Birdine (Young Zeus).

Lion Eye: Roaring Rhymes and Riddims

This new Fort Worth outfit blends hip-hop and reggae for the working class.
EDWARD BROWN
Young Zeus, a.k.a. Chris Birdine, doesn’t have to dig very deep to find inspiration for his rhymes. When you grow up in Fort Worth’s impoverished South Side with a drug-dealing father and gangbanging classmates, life-alteri...


Todd Osborne brought the rawk to the Stockyards.

R.I.P. Todd Osborne

HEARSAY
A few club owners had tried indie-rock in the Stockyards before, but it never really took off until Todd Osborne created The Basement Bar in the late ’00s. Osborne, who died Monday of natural causes at the age of 41, was an i...



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S&R Delivers Chautauqua

LAST CALL
Fun fact: I learned what a Chautauqua is when I was 22 after reading the first few pages of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Another fun fact: I have never finished reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. P...


Missing Sibling: “Instead of being insular in a time when it’s easy to do so, find your missing sibling, long-lost close friends you may have never known were there.”

The Sibling Collective

HEARSAY
Missing Sibling is indeed a straight-ahead ragged-pop band committed to the health and longevity of loud, fuzzy guitars, bashing cymbals, and floating, yawning vocal melodies. But frontman Drew Gabbert, bassist/backing-vocalist...



With producer Britt Robisheaux (left), Lazy Summer — (from left to right) Jeremiah Kirby, Justin Weisenborn, and Deryck Barrera — are about to release their second album.

Lazy Summer Creeping In

Former (and current) punks craft moody ukulele-driven instrumental jazz.
JIMMY FOWLER
The goal of most bands is to capture an audience with the raw musical power of their live performances. Guitarist/ukuleleist/composer Jeremiah Kirby, 34, spent several years trying to do that in a ska-punk band that played all ...


Legendary blues singer and guitar-slinger Robert Cray headlines Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival this weekend.

Main St. Is Here

Anthony Mariani
Shake a giant turkey leg. It’s time for Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival. There will be art, yes. A lot of it. Enough to fill huge swaths of downtown. Inside the festival’s Magnificent Mile will be all kinds of creative ob...



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Final Four? Let’s Make it Nine

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Let’s say you’re one of those folks who follow March Madness from the swirling nebula of the round of 64 all the way to its victorious conclusion — and you go see the championship game in person. This year, then, you will...


Among Friday's shows, Fort Worth light-rockers The Oregon Trailers will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP.

Friday Fun in the Fort

HEARSAY
Somehow basketball and independent music just seem to go together. The cultural anthropologists among us might point to the fact that more so than the three other major sports, basketball is decidedly minority-centric, and, wel...



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Killer or Filler?

“Boutique pop,” non-bling gangsta rap, pop-punk ­— the Fort’s got it all.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Now’s as good a time as any to take stock of the quality releases to come from Fort Worth (sometimes with Dallas’ or Denton’s help) over the past couple of weeks alone: The Orbans’ Vedere, The Fibs’ Hex Hex Hex, a rec...


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Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 Rose Marine Theater brings in one of Mexico’s most distinguished writers. Mónica Lavín is a novelist, short story writer, newspaper columnist, and cookbook author who recently won the Iberoamerican Novel Prize fo...