Posts Tagged ‘music’

GRO: Country or Rock? Does It Matter?

Is Green River Ordinance getting screwed? But maybe getting screwed means you’ve finally arrived. Kinda? Here’s the truth. Radio country sucks. It’s just as bad as pop-metal and ghetto-fabulous (c)rap. Genre music –– ...


Northern Rising

Turbid North is back, with a more diverse sound.
Steve Steward
The last time I interviewed Turbid North, the Alaskan-born, Texas-based death metal band, was on a brief break from touring in support of Orogeny, a full-length album released on a notable indie metal label called Ironclad Reco...

Collider Scope

New Local Music

Both experimental rapper Tornup and psychedelic Americana artist Carnation released new albums.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Collider Scope Collider Scope (Ephemeral Hangs), Fort Worth rapper Tornup’s follow-up to Impossible Dreams, is a sonic collage of experimental music and vocals. Tornup is a talker. The Fort Worth underground rapper...

Fort Worth soul shakers Feletha Black will be among the headliners of Women for Women on February 27 at Lola's Saloon.

Women for Women Rock 2016

An inconvenient truth: The Fort Worth music scene, the rock scene in particular, is very white and very male. Why is this important? Experiencing a song –– or a painting or a film or a ballet –– by someone completely di...


New Local Music

Three delightfully unclassifiable non-rock albums came out recently.
Fort Worth Weekly
Men of Extinction’s We Made it Ourselves Jim Colegrove releases a self-produced album every year or two, and the projects tend to sound familiar and unexpected at the same time. He’s a musical jumping bean who records under...

Solo Lucci. Courtesy of Solo Lucci

Solo Time

Solo Lucci is poised to be hip-hop’s next superstar.
Last month, Chris Brown’s seventh album, Royalty, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts. When the R&B stylist’s label, RCA, started taking pre-orders a few weeks before the release date, the single “Wrist,” featu...


Who’s Against Hooters?

A group of locals led by Sundance Square creator Ed Bass is apparently trying to become the human embodiment of a big brassiere –– they’re trying to constrain Hooters! (Woh, woh.) A developer wants to bring the world’s ...


GRO at 15

With a new, countrified sound, Green River Ordinance is ready to go another 15 years. And more.
Eric Griffey
On a cold, dreary January afternoon, somewhere amid a neat row of bunker-esque buildings in an industrial area near Six Flags in Arlington, a man was standing in a doorway aggressively rapping over what sounded like the soundtr...


Solo Lucci + TUC = Big Time!

In my column last week –– don’t fall asleep! I promise this story will get better! –– I discussed the virtues of staying in the Fort to reach the next level as opposed to relocating to some established industry power-...

Kevin Aldridge isn’t opposed to compiling his one-at-a-time released tracks for a future album.

Juando a La Vez

Scene veteran Kevin Aldridge is taking his career one song at a time.
Jasun Lee
The formula for a band to release music to the masses has been the same for more than three quarters of a century: Write and record an album, release a single, play a ton of shows promoting said album, hope you have gained enou...