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Lost in the Crowd at SXSW

Except for the parking, crowds, cops, bands, and venues, this year’s festival was a blast.
Steve Steward
In retrospect, complaining about any part of South by Southwest sounds inordinately whiny. It’s not on par with bitching that the gold leaf on your gold leaf-topped ice cream sundae is oddly shaped but whiny nevertheless. So ...


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Tony Ferraro

A Parrot Buys a Hotel
Jasun Lee
Tony Ferraro has spent the past few years firmly placing his thumbprint all over the North Texas music scene. From his days fronting indie-pop darlings Eaton Lake Tonics, to the role-swapping he has engaged in via various proje...



Singer Charles Bradley drew the biggest crowd on 35 Denton’s second day. Photo by Jeremy Hallock.

Festival Season Has Arrived

Local bands ruled at this year’s 35 Denton.
JEREMY HALLOCK
Denton’s massive annual music festival returned for its seventh year with even more emphasis on local artists, which was by no means a bad thing. Although 35 Denton had about 100 fewer bands than last year, there were still m...


Michael Carver-Simmons stars in SceneShop’s play at Fort Worth Fringe Festival.

On the Edge

Fort Worth Weekly
Ordinarily we would give pride of place to Spring Gallery Night (see: Saturday blurb), but we can’t resist an arts festival that’s making its debut, especially one with so many different performing acts. That would be the F...



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Mountain Kid: Realists

HearSay
There are lots of weird and/or weird-sounding bands in town. Pinkish Black, Alan, Clear Acid. Nathan Brown! But Mountain Kid has to be among the weirdest. Based on the Fort Worth quartet’s new record, the double album The Rea...


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New Local Music

The Live Oak released a live compilation and Sam Lao sashays delightfully.
Fort Worth Weekly
Live at the Live Oak, Vol. 1, various artists The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge is an acoustically and aesthetically pleasing joint to go listen to traveling singer-songwriters as they pass through town. And now it’s a wel...



Le’Velle: “I don’t like to write anything without substance.” Photo by Armando Conde.

Le’Velle Rising

This Fort Worth rapper’s star has risen quickly.
JEREMY HALLOCK
At 20, Fort Worth rapper Le’Marr Warren — better known as Lyric Le’Velle — has drawn comparisons to J. Cole and earned Leon Bridges’ seal of approval with his increasingly confident live performances. Some of his lyri...


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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...