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Time to SXSW

HearSay
Are you as “into” South by Southwest as you used to be? Even just a couple of years ago? I’m still undecided. Crazy, I know. New dad, busted for a DUI a while back, eclipsing middle age –– I’m the prime demo to the ...


Ryan (left-center): “The machines are a big part of our sound.” Courtesy of Mind Spiders.

Mind Spiders Punk at Heart

The Fort Worth/Denton synth-punk trio has solidified its sound.
Eric Griffey
There’s something almost serene about Mark Ryan. The thoughtful, direct, soft-spoken 40-year-old frontman/guitarist/songwriter for Fort Worth/Denton’s Mind Spiders carries himself with the confidence of a person who has fig...



Leonard Slatkin returns to FWSO this weekend.

Return Engagement

Fort Worth Weekly
It was quite a coup for the Van Cliburn Piano Competition to engage one of America’s greatest conductors, Leonard Slatkin, to conduct the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for its final round three years ago. The maestro will ret...


Bar napkin autographed by Rusty Burns after playing with him in 1995. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Mourning Rusty Burns, Rockin’ Ron Thompson

Jeff Prince
One of Fort Worth’s most pivotal, pioneering rock guitarists has gone to that great jam in the sky. After a long battle with lung cancer, Rusty Burns died on Friday, Feb. 19. He was 63. Burns, who played left-handed with his ...



HIghtower

New Local Music

Hightower, Huffer, and Larry Legion have new tunes for your earholes.
Fort Worth Weekly
Hightower’s Echo Spring You have to admire the ambition on Echo Spring. The debut album from Hightower, the band-vehicle for 33-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter Lindsay Hightower, is a blend of the romping, stomping raun...


Some of the guitars you’ll see at the antiques show date from the 1920s to the 1940s. Photo by Jan Orr-Harter.

Vintage Guitar Nut?

These babies play great and also happen to be in excellent shape.
Jeff Prince
The annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art has been offering everything from old toasters to Victorian furniture to porcelain figures to original paintings for more than 50 years at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. “Ten...



Russell (center) is about more than touching your heart these days.

Sean Russell: Rabbit Redux

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Some of the fine young members of Green River Ordinance still fondly recall the Acoustic Mafia. Featuring Brandin Lea (Jetta in the Ghost Tree, formerly Flickerstick) and Calhoun’s Tim Locke plus John Price and Collin Herring...


The Attacca Quartet performs as part of the 2016 Cliburn Festival.

Red White and Blue Notes

Fort Worth Weekly
What is American music? You may have a hard time answering that after the Cliburn Festival, a series of five concerts of vocal and chamber music that encompasses our nation’s various strains of expression. Each concert is hel...



Smith (second from left): “We kind of wanted to redefine the band.” Photo by Kayla Stigall.

War Spoils

New Tunes from Party Boys
Steve Steward
I remember War Party’s inception five years ago as something a couple of dudes I knew were goofing on. Bassist Tyler Moore told me at the time that he and some friends were jamming on some “doo wop, ’60s pop-type stuff....


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GRO: Country or Rock? Does It Matter?

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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 –– ...