Now that voting has begun for the Weekly’s 2023 Music Awards, you have some decisions to make. The #FWWMAF23 ballot is live thru Thu, Nov 30 at midnight, so there’s plenty of time to investigate. Here’s where you can check out some of our nominees this month. Plus, we’re giving you homework by listing where to hear/watch the nominated albums, songs, and videos (#DoIt).



Simone Nicole (Multi-Category Nominee) is at Fort Brewery.

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4 Ya Soul (R&B Nominee) is at Memphis Live Arlington. Cameron Smith (Song Nominee) at The Post at River East (Music Club Nominee). Chasing Rent (Tribute Nominee) is at Lynn’s Saloon. Cut Throat Finches (Americana / Roots Nominee) is at Ferris Wheelers. Denver Williams & The Gas Money (Multi-Category Nominee) is at Caves Lounge (Music Club Nominee). Far Beyond Drunk (Tribute Nominee) is at Oscar’s Burleson. The Grae (Chris Davis, Drummer Nominee) is at Twilite Lounge (Music Club Nominee) with the Gutter Sluts (Nominee Super Group). Hotcake Hand Grenade (Punk Nominee), Ox Combine (Metal Nominee), and Stone Electric Machine (Metal Nominee) are at The Cicada (Music Club Nominee). Legacy 4 (Tribute Nominee) is at Rusty Nickel. Phantomelo (Pop Nominee) is at Three Links. Tejas Brothers (Tejano Nominee) are at the Irving Arts Center.


Also see metal nominees Ox Combine and Stone Machine Electric at our second #FWWMA23 showcase event on Fri, Nov 17 at Cicada. Courtesy Facebook



Cameron Smith (Song Nominee) and Gabby Minton (Vocalist Nominee) are at Fort Brewery. Love Shack Band (Blues Nominee) is at Dirty Water Saloon. Mean Motor Scooter (Bass and Punk Nominee) is at Tulips FTW (Music Club Nominee). Royal Sons (Multi-Category Nominee) are at Lola’s Fort Worth (Music Venue Nominee).



The Dick Beldings (Tribute Nominee) are at Magnolia Motor Lounge (Music Club Nominee). Gabby Minton (Vocalist Nominee) is at The Post at River East (Music Club Nominee). Velvet Love Box (Tribute Nominee) at the annual Last Waltz event at Tanstaafl.



4 Ya Soul (R&B Nominee) is at Memphis Live Arlington. Dustin Massey (Guitarist Nominee) is at Tulip FTW (Music Club Nominee). J/O/E (Hip Hop Nominee) is at Martin House Brewing. Monks of Symbiosis (Folk Nominees) are at Binions Arlington. Royal Sons (Multi-Category Nominee) are at Double Wide. Texas Flood (Regional Nominee) is at Lava Cantina. Velvet Love Box (Tribute Nominee) is at Bronco’s Sports Bar.



DJ Soft Cherry (DJ Nominee) is at Jackie O’s. Far Beyond Drunk (Tribute Nominee) at Haltom Theater (Venue Nominee). Jesse Jennings Band (Country and Song Nominee) is at Fat Daddy’s Mansfield. Late to the Station (Americana Nominee) is at Twilite Lounge (Music Club Nominee). Raised Right Men (Regional Nominee) are at Jack’s Tavern. Texas Scratch (Blues Nominee) is at Ridglea Theater (Music Venue Nominee).



Simone Nicole (Pop Nominee) is at the Songwriter Round event at Bob’s Off The Square in Granbury.



McFly’s Open Mic at McFly’s Pub (Open Mic Nominee) happens every week. Panther Island Pickers at Panther Island Brewing (Open Mic Nominee) is every other week.



Pickin’ Round the Campfire happens at Dirty Water Saloon (Open Mic Nominee) every week. Happ Day Humpy Hour with Joe Gosh happens at Finn MacCool’s (Open Mic Nominee) every week.



Jacob Furr (Folk and Vocalist Nominee) is at The Post at River East (Music Club Nominee).



Gabby Minton (Vocalist Nominee) is at Panther Island Brewing.



Reckless 1 (DJ Nominee) is at Wonderbar.



Black Dog Jam is at Scat Jazz Lounge (Open Mic Nominee). Open Mic Night with Tommy Luke is at The Cicida (Music Club and Open Mic Nominee).



Hear two tracks from “Cuss Words” by The Nancys at or listen to the whole album on Spotify. Listen to the full “Doppelgänger” album by Broke String Burnett on Spotify. Listen to the whole “I Can Dream You” album by Matt Tedder at Listen to the whole “SEA/SONS” album by Abraham Alexander at Listen to the whole “Sing Along” EP by Denver Williams & The Gas Money at Listen to the whole “Summer Suite” EP by Dave Cave on most streaming platforms, including YouTube and Spotify. Listen to the whole “Watch Me Burn” album by The Troumatics on Spotify.



Hear “Fever Pitch” by Itchy Richie & The Burnin’ Sensations at Hear “Have to Ask My Lawyer” by Jace! at Hear “I Don’t Want You” by LaTasha Lee at Hear “Key Lime Pie” by Denver Williams & The Gas Money at Hear “Moonshine” by Jesse Jennings Band at Hear “Poison Summer” by Cameron Smith at Hear “The Wolf King” by Iron Jaw at



Watch “Divine” by Simone Nicole at Watch “Key Lime Pie” by Denver Williams & The Gas Money at Watch “Lost in a Memory” by Joe Savage at Watch “New Skies” by Morningbuzz at Watch “Old Road” by Keegan McInroe at Watch “Pyromancer” by Iron Jaw at Watch “What You Thought” by 88 Killa ft Lina Mami at



Readers, are you ready to vote? Visit and go to the Music Awards section in the Music drop-down; there, you will find an article that lists all the categories, nominees, and instructions for voting. (Or, you can use the QR code below to go directly to the ballot.) Nominees, if you add any other November gigs, please email the details to ASAP.  For details about our first official showcase this Friday, see page 12. As for the awards ceremony in December, you’ll just have to stay tuned!