Here’s the lineup for Fort Worth Weekly’s 11th Annual Music Awards Festival (MAF’13), taking place on Sunday, June 23, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor. Admission to the festival is freeeee. If you’re the kind of person whose familial or work obligations prevent you from getting out on weekends to experience all of the cool bands in town that we beat you over the head with every week, well, no need to thank us (though a shot of Maker’s would not be rejected outright; just sayin’). And be sure to tell all your friends, family members, co-workers, mail carriers, and fellow Target shoppers. And if you have to get a sitter, then by God, man, get one already!


Lola’s Saloon (2736 W 6th St, 817-877-0666): Burning Hotels (9 p.m.), Fungi Girls (8 p.m.), The Phuss (7 p.m.), Whiskey Folk Ramblers (6 p.m.), Ice Eater (5 p.m.), The Breakfast Machine (4 p.m.).


Magnolia Motor Lounge (3005 Morton St, 817-332-3344): Quaker City Night Hawks (9 p.m.), The Will Callers (8 p.m.), Foxtrot Uniform (7 p.m.), Luke Wade & No Civilians (6 p.m.), We’reWolves (5 p.m.), Patriot (4 p.m.).

Rodeo Goat (2836 Bledsoe St, 817-877-4628): Calhoun (9 p.m.), Secret Ghost Champion (8 p.m.), Madras (7 p.m.), Son of Stan (6 p.m.), Missing Sibling (5 p.m.), Constant Seas (4 p.m.).

The Grotto (517 University Dr, 817-882-9331): The Longshots (9 p.m.), Year of the Bear (8 p.m.), The Hanna Barbarians (7 p.m.), The Frisky Disco (6 p.m.), Stone Machine Electric (5 p.m.), Raging Boner (4 p.m.).

Capital Bar (3017 Morton St, 817-820-0049): Holy Moly (9 p.m.), Oil Boom (8 p.m.), Perdition (7 p.m.), We The Sea Lions (6 p.m.), Gunga Galunga (5 p.m.), The Fibs (4 p.m.).

The Pour House (2725 W 7th St, 817-335-2575): Southern Train Gypsy (9 p.m.), Sonic Buffalo (8 p.m.), Fogg (7 p.m.), Alan (6 p.m.), Cleanup (5 p.m.), Animal Spirit (4 p.m.).

Poag Mahone’s (700 Carroll St, 817-529-9141): Dru B Shinin’ (9 p.m.), Ronnie Heart (8 p.m.), Nice Major (7 p.m.), Lindby (6 p.m.), Siberian Traps (5 p.m.), Pablo & The Hemphill 7 (4 p.m.).

Fred’s Texas Café (915 Currie St, 817-332-0083): Derek Larson & The Leavers (9 p.m.), Clint Niosi & The Unaccountable (8 p.m.), Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers (7 p.m.), Jacob Furr & The Only Road (6 p.m.), Mills & Co. (5 p.m.), The Diabolical Machines (4 p.m.).


All of the performers are nominees in our 16th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards (available at, in which you can vote for your favorite artists in categories as wide-ranging as rock and jazz, hip-hop and country. The last day of voting is festival day. Winners will be announced at a Grammys-style throwdown in early July. Good luck to everyone. See ya next Sunday.


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  1. Well, there will be a little Texas flavor in the form of Holy Moly, Derek Larson, Kevin Aldridge, Patriot, Jacob Furr, and Siberian Traps. But you’re right. We could always use more straight-ahead Texas Music. I’ll keep that in mind when I book the event next year. As you can imagine I wish EVERY nominee could play, but we’re a small operation and have only so much manpower for production purposes.

  2. Due to a simple miscommunication, Doom Ghost is unable to play this year, which is a bummer.

    And as talented as P.A.T. is, Linda, he is not a nominee; maybe next year, after her builds a stronger local following.