Posts Tagged ‘music’
Van Cliburn won the inaugural Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and seemed to be at a distinct advantage.

Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

The tall, skinny Texan leaves an indelible mark on local culture.
LEONARD EUREKA
Fort Worth took a double whammy last week with the passing of Van Cliburn, the iconic pianist for whom the Cliburn International Piano Competition is named, and major arts patroness Nancy Lee Bass, whose name, along with that o...


Sonic Buffalo will simply chud-rock your face off. Photo by Parker Lunsford

Chud Rock? You Bet

HEARSAY
A lovable but particularly snobbish friend recently referred to a kind of rock ’n’ roll practiced in Fort Worth as “chud rock.” I snickered, thinking, “ ‘Chud’ definitely isn’t a word, but somehow I know what he...



Jones: “I felt like the players in this town were as good as in any city I ever lived in.” Vishal Malhotra

Class Act: Jody Jones

His songwriters’ showcase — and career — are growing.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In a way, Fort Worth chose Jody Jones. The early-fortysomething Americana singer-songwriter was born here and spent a good chunk of his childhood here, but he and his family moved away a long time ago: He finished growing up in...


What does Missing Sibling sound like? Eight out of 10 folks don’t know.

Family Friendly

Members of Fate Lions and Calhoun conspire by the fire in Missing Sibling.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On a recent Sunday night in the middle of Nowheresville, Okla., Missing Sibling experienced its first big break. It’s not what you think. A belt on singer/guitarist Drew Gabbert’s Jeep Cherokee snapped, leaving him and his ...



Siberian Traps keep on gigging and recording.

Not Trap’d

From Nashville to the Fort, this alt-country foursome has range.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Seth Reeves does a near-flawless impersonation of former President George W. Bush. The secret to the imitation, said the frontman to Fort Worth alt-country stylists Siberian Traps, is to state some platitude as if you’ve just...


Fungi Girls, The Longshots, War Party, SpiderFriends, and Siberian Traps are just some of the local underground bands to contribute to the inaugural compilation album by Lo-Life Recordings and Dreamy Soundz Records, Group Therapy Vol. 1.

So Dreamy

HEARSAY
One Sunday in November, The Where House on the Near Southside opened its doors to some of the best bands in North Texas’ underground scene. War Party, Doom Ghost, Mailman, SpiderFriends, Siberian Traps, and several other punk...



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Rose and Thorns

Holy Moly’s frontman has lived to see his band bloom.
ANTHONY MARIANI, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
Large bodies were bouncing off one another like bingo balls. In front of and slightly above them, Fort Worth acoustic country-punk quintet Holy Moly was wrapping up a set of sometimes subdued, often high-octane originals and th...


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

Hello Again to The Hendersons

HEARSAY
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...



Music

Killer or Filler?

Hop in the way-back machine to the early ’90s — and late ’30s.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
The Toadies’ Play.Rock.Music Let’s get this out of the way first. Play.Rock.Music, The Toadies’ fifth studio album since first forming in the late 1980s, doesn’t get off to a great start. The main problem: Leadoff track...


The guys of Turbid North take a break from the road –– but only occasionally.

Death from Above

Despite some setbacks, Alaska-born metalists Turbid North focus on the future.
STEVE STEWARD
Among the myriad branches of heavy metal’s family tree, none are as reductive as death metal. Overprotective parents think the moniker applies to any record with a scary album cover, and music critics lazily use it to pigeonh...