The Joy Formidable

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    The Best Band and Beer Parings for Untapped Dallas

    This past March, Fort Worth hosted the spring edition of the Untapped Indie Music and Beer Festival. The weather absolutely sucked, but in a weird way, that made the day and evening a fun one, because the beer lines were shorter and the crowds in front of the stages for bands like the Joy Formidable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Untapped Fort Worth - Rain on 35 Denton Weekend? Surely Not

    Under a chilly and sometimes sprinkling sheet of grey Fort Worth sky that turned stout black sooner than usual, the second edition of Untapped Fort Worth successfully kept its attendees spirits high with quality ales and well-crafted musical performances. The several food trucks on-hand even lent th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Five Things to Know for Fort Worth's Untapped Festival This Weekend

    This Saturday at Untapped in Fort Worth, indie music and craft beer will collide for one lovely day. Last year's event was great: Sara Jaffe headlined and lots of beer, in small amounts, helped set the mood. There are also Untapped Festivals in Houston and Atlanta, so the kinks are all worked at thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    The 20 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, March 6-9

    Don't even talk to me right now, Dallas. Twenty notable concerts in the next four days? We don't have time for your problems, you need to figure out how to be at Childish Gambino and Bobby Patterson's birthday party at the same time. Oh, you didn't get a ticket to the Conan tapings? Cry me a river. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Untapped Festival - Band & Beer Pairings For Your Convenience

    The North Texas region has become a national hot-bed of craft breweries and general good-times which circle around sudsy concoctions. Aside from the growing numbers of top-notch brewers and hops-focused gastropubs of the Metroplex, the burst of can't-miss beer festivals has been as enjoyable of a be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, March 3 - 9

    Festival season is upon us, and just because there's no 35 Denton this year doesn't mean things have slowed down for 2014. This week Untapped returns to Fort Worth, Three Links and Mad World Records will each celebrate their anniversaries with fests, and the inaugural ONE FEST will spend the weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    ACL Late Night Shows: Full Schedule, Including 16 in Dallas

    Austin City Limits is just a couple flips on the calendar away. This year's inaugural two-weekend run on October 4 to 6 and 11 to 13 also features a series of late-night shows in Austin. And a run of bands from somewhere on the lineup in other Texas cities, including Houston and Dallas. Most of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Austin City Limit's 2013 Lineup

    Austin City Limits' lineup for 2013 was just announced: Headliners include Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, Kings of Leon and noted teenage-girl-advice-givers Atoms for Peace. Tickets go on sale May 7 -- early bird passes are sold out but VIP is available if you just can't wait. See also: -50 Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The Joy Formidable - Trees - April 29, 2013

    The Joy Formidable Trees April 29, 2013 Taking the stage around 9:30, the Joy Formidable came out one at a time, starting with drummer Matt Thomas, who threw his enthusiasm at the crowd before sitting behind a picturesque kit, complete with gong. The kit was positioned on the right edge of the sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Ten Indie Artists Poised for Pop Stardom in 2013

    We now live in a world where major corporate radio routinely features songs by Phoenix, M83, The Black Keys, Passion Pit, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon and Macklemore. These were largely independent artists who for the most part built critical acclaim over the years by producing quali ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    The Joy Formidable Never Sells a Crowd Short

    Ritzy Bryan on the painful fun of playing live.

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Keep Austin Fun Fun Fun

    Austin's little fest has grown big and sponsored--and that's fine by us

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Ten Performances Worth Seeing at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin This Weekend

    ​Yes. Fun Fun Fun Fest is this weekend in Austin, and judging by the eclectic-as-ever line-up, the name continues to become even more appropriate with each passing year. Celebrating its sixth birthday, the bash will take place on Auditorium Shores, which marks a step into more of a big-time, desti ... More >>