Posts Tagged ‘music’

New Local Music

Vincent Neil Emerson and Jonathan Tyler lead the hit parade.
Fort Worth Weekly
Vincent Neil Emerson’s East Texas Blues Think about this: Leon Bridges’ and Vincent Neil Emerson’s respective sounds are dissimilar enough that the comparison might seem inappropriate, the former singing soul, the latter ...

The Foxymorons

Re-Enter: The Foxymorons

Of every band in North Texas, The Foxymorons may be in the weirdest place. Since forming in Mesquite in the mid-1990s, the duo of singer-songwriters David Dewese and Jerry James has achieved some national love, having received ...

Holy Moly with their awards. Photo by Lee Chastain.

And Your Winners Are…

Fort Worth, you have good taste. If you’ll allow me to continue blowing smoke up your ass, you’re also very intelligent, supremely attractive, and exceedingly well mannered. Every year, the Music Awards ceremony is a blur. ...

Shake the Moon: “We want to write the catchiest songs we can and have fun with it.” Photo by R McQueen Photo.

Shake the Moon: Groovy

Feel the smooth, rocking vibes from this up-and-coming Fort Worth quintet.
Edward Brown
Smooth rockers Shake the Moon have learned that playing in a quintet of proficient, eager performers can sound like a runaway freight train if they don’t exercise a little restraint. To that end, frontman Johnathon Gehringer ...


Swallowing Sounds

Chow, Baby
If I were ever being tortured for information, all my captors would have to do is use loud music or bizarre noises, and I would sing like a little birdie. There’s not a secret in the world I wouldn’t have given up on my rec...

The Wild Feathers headline Kimbell Fest: Scotland, Sat.

Scot and a Lot

Fort Worth Weekly
Scotland is not its own country yet, but this past spring’s failed independence vote seems only to have spurred on events so that now its eventual breakaway from the United Kingdom appears to be a foregone conclusion. This bi...


FOGG Thickens

The stoner-rock trio discovers the heaviness between Love and the Dead
Steve Steward
It’s amazing what can happen in two years for a band. Sometimes it’s a bunch of gigs around town that lead to more gigs around town. Other times, a band gets a record deal on a well-known indie label. You might be tempted t...

Amy Winehouse in her troubled glory days in Amy.

The Jazz Singer

Amy Winehouse gets a respectful, revealing documentary.
Kristian Lin
I remember the first time I heard Amy Winehouse. I was at a listening booth in a Borders Books & Music — remember those? I’m fuzzy on what made me listen to this CD called Back to Black, but I do recall what impression ...


New Local Music

Proto-punk, piano pop, and pop satire are coming at you from the Fort.
Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze “Breaking Loose,” the first track off Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze, starts out deceptively mellow, with vocalist/guitarist Dylan Owens’ echoing voice draped over a distorted bass line. “When...


This Life Could Be Your Tour

Like Dante’s Inferno, there are rings of band “success.” And 99 percent of them are long. And hard.
Steve Steward
I found the most tragicomic advertisement I’ve ever seen in the fall of 2008, when my old band, Darth Vato, was loading into a crappy bar in Longview to play a show. Stuck into a planter box littered with rocks and cigarette ...