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Jozwiak: “All five songs from Looks Like Rain were written in about a week-and-a-half.” Photo by Iris Hayes.

Signals, Alibis, and Loops

The shoegazing duo is looking to add band members and evolve its sound.
Jasun Lee
Signals and Alibis guitarist Brian Carter can’t sleep. Well, it isn’t that he can’t sleep. He’s just not very good at falling asleep. “I’ve had insomnia for years,” he said. A malady that drives many people insane...


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Aska: When Everything Was “Local”

HearSay
There was a time when Aska was my favorite “local” band. A short period of time. About a month or so. But still. A time. It was about a year after 9/11. I had just moved to Fort Worth from Houston. I was on my own, with no ...



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VVOES’ Get Your Life

Jasun Lee
VVoes Get Your Life (Self-released) Shortly after debuting its demos online in 2015, Fort Worth-based Ill Smiths began generating a solid amount of buzz around the region and decided it was time for a more proper release. Front...


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Alexandria Rhea’s Naked Soul

Audrey Rodriguez
Alexandria Rhea Naked Soul (Self-released) “Naked” is the obvious adjective used to describe Alexandria Rhea’s debut EP. The 27-year-old Cleburne native not only appears bare-skinned from the waist up on the cover with m...



Brandon Burnett: “It takes a long time to get your chops down.” Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Blackgrass Revival

Husband-and-wife-fronted Phantom Sensation is hitting the road to support a new album.
Steve Steward
Phantom Sensation songwriter Brandon Burnett said that if the idea of a Southern Gothic folk band has you cringing for fear of shouted “Hey” choruses, you can rest easy. For one thing, his main songwriting influences are mo...


Smokey Joe’s Cafe opens at Jubilee Theatre.

Let ’Em Roll

Fort Worth Weekly
The names of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are known largely to historians of early rock ’n’ roll, but they deserve to be better known, as several of their songs have become instantly recognizable classics. The two men were...



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The Cush: Supernormal

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I’ve always had a soft spot for The Cush. The reasons are many-splendored and colorful, but I won’t bore you with them here. Let’s just say that, like Gabrielle and Burette Douglas, the husband-and-wife team behind the ba...


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Yeehaw, You’re Fired!

Static
HBO should create a new series about the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center each January. Imagine The Sopranos meets Deadwood. In fact, just call it The Sopranos II and forget about Deadw...



Starbass Laboratories: “As a band, I think we just want people to have a good time.” Photo by Ryan Burger.

Space Jams

Using vintage equipment, Starbass Laboratories are making futuristic music.
Steve Steward
“Welcome! Sorry it smells a little burger-y in here.” That was Peter Gilliland, the dreadlocked, bearded half of electro duo Starbass Laboratories, apologizing for the scent of a post-work snack, reheated in his RV’s micr...


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Stumptone’s Spark

Steve Steward
One thing I noticed while listening to Stumptone’s brand new album: Chris Plavidal and company really know how to shift the mood of a song. I’m not talking in terms of a weird key change or the band laying into some clunky,...