Posts Tagged ‘rock’

No Longer Beginners

Indie-rock quartet the cut*off has a new sound and a new album but the same vibe.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
Most rock bands start out sounding like their forebears. And for every 200 bands that never find their own styles, there’s one that goes on to create something that feels completely familiar yet still totally new.


Deep Space

The thinking man’s party-rock group, Darth Vato, is Doing Great!
ANTHONY MARIANI
Chances are that most folks know of Darth Vato as that crazy-ass party band that plays TCU a lot.



Blood, Rock

Hard times have slowed veteran Fort Worth blues-rocker John Nitzinger — but only a little.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Fort Worth guitar hero John Nitzinger’s life and music can be summed up pretty succinctly by the lyrics to “The Beast,” off his 2007 album Kiss of the Mudman: “For the thousandth time, I got a second cha...


Scorched Earth

Contemplating the Wasteland is heady – and brilliant – business for Calhoun.
ANTHONY MARIANI
We are survivalists. Quickly and accurately, we must use our eyes and ears (and sometimes noses) to separate the people who will happily pick us up from the airport from the people who will de-pants us in public from the people...



Flying Solo

Local R&B-rock quartet Soulever Lift finds a middle ground between Christian and secular, contented and poor.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Admittedly, the four members of Soulever Lift realize they’re just another local band following every possible avenue to achieve some sort of success in the independent music market.


The High Life

A new album and another tour of Europe are on tap for Fort Worth fuzz-rockers Blood Of The Sun.
Justin Press
Imagine, if you will, that all rock music stopped being made after 1975. No new wave, no thrash, no indie, no lo-fi, no ’80s glam, no alternative nation.



Tearing up Roots

Fort Worth singer-songwriter Collin Herring’s Past Life Crashing has been a long train running and a long time coming.
ANTHONY MARIANI
For a few months a couple of years ago, Collin Herring’s home court was the Aardvark, a popular rock bar by the campus of Texas Christian University.


Dirt&Earthyvibes

Listen Up
As their name suggests, Dirt&Earthyvibes rely on some down-home growling and rowdy hippie-style hand drums.



2 Legit 2 Quit

Goodwin’s second album has been a long time coming but not without just cause.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of Goodwin’s first shows was around 2004 at the now-shuttered Wreck Room.


The Redwalls

The Show
A lot of burgeoning artists are fortunate enough to inherit their parents’ record collections and discover music they missed during its first go-around.