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Local Music for 2018

All That Phuss

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R.I.P. Wesley Hathaway

On Sept 26, longtime club owner and eccentric local music emissary Wesley Hathaway, 69, finally succumbed to cancer. I first met her in the...

Toadies Kingdom

Imagine starting a band in your early to mid-20s and keeping it going for 30 years. Your fantasy probably has a bunch of highs...

DIY at The Grackle

Miss the Where House’s DIY vibe? Wish you knew what was going on with 1919 Hemphill? Annoyed because Fort Worth’s house show scene seems...

Mixed Signals (and Alibis)

Signals and Alibis formed as a four-piece seven years ago. In the intervening years, the band sort of dissolved but only to reform as...

Spiral Sound: Comeback Kid

If you’re my age (knocking on 40’s door) and have followed local music, then there’s a better than zero chance the Tales from the...

Abraham Alexander’s “America”

Fort Worth soul/R&B singer Abraham Alexander is the kind of guy you want to take home to Mom. He’s clean-cut, young, good-looking, very religious,...

Hint of Speed

In the summer of ’99, I spent a lot of time playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on the Sony Playstation. One of those bands...

Track Laughs

If you heard about an 86-year-old musician playing at the Aardvark, chances are you’d picture some old man pickin’ on a gee-tar, thumbing through...

Needlepoint

Despite the oppressive heat of Texas summers, local bands and national artists alike use this season to throw everything they have behind their most...

Beyond the Mountain

Mountain of Smoke are thunderous, which is impressive given that they are, at an elemental level, a bass-and-drum duo. For the past four years,...