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(From left to right) Alex Poulon, Matthew Baggins, Stephanie Donaghey, and LaVern Merigold are Toy Gun.

Rocked and Loaded

Musical Healing

Hydrogen Jukebox: Hot Air

Pumping Ronnie Heart

Music Feature

Music Feature

Rivercrest Yacht Club Raises Anchor

The moniker “party band” and which groups it’s applied to often carries an undue negative connotation. Somehow, not being “serious” can translate into not...

Still Swinging

In jazz vernacular, “groove” refers to the pulse of the rhythm section. To have a nice groove, an ensemble has to find the right...

Middle Ages

Jason Manriquez, the singer-songwriter and guitarist for the eminently hummable pop-rock outfit Fate Lions, spent a fair amount of time deciding on a name...

Killer or Filler?

Keegan McInroe’s A Thousand Dreams As if Fort Worth needed another reminder of just how deep its pool of singer-songwriters is, now comes Keegan McInroe’s...
At 39, Kevin Aldridge seems to be just hitting his stride.

The Appraiser

To say that Kevin Aldridge has just made the record of his career is a bold statement. The 39-year-old singer-songwriter has been churning out...

Best Fort Worth(-ish) Albums of ’16

If it weren’t for the following tunes (and perhaps many others, ones I either haven’t heard or that haven’t been recorded yet), then I...

Death, Blood, and the Saint

Here's what I remember of Derek St. Holmes: listening to "Stranglehold" over and over while doing curls with red Kmart weights in front of...

Heaven Sent

Being assertive and open-hearted is a challenge to any singer-songwriter who wants to write about his -- or especially her -- life. (Rock is...
Best drummer Matt Mabe throws up the horns as Nick Choate catches a ride with Michael “Big Mike” Richardson, whose Box of Rock won best cover/tribute band. Vishal Malhotra

2012 Panthys

Quaker City Night Hawks rule the roost. In our 15th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards, celebrated on Sunday at Piper Hall in the West...

Lola’s Dancehall

The indie-rock club Lola's Saloon hasn't even been open a year, and already owner Brian Forella is breaking ground on a second venue. Last week,...