Nearly 300 people — all nominees in our 13th Annual Music Awards and their plus-ones — packed the Fort Worth Community Arts Center for our Grammy-type event, the Panthys, named after the little panther-head trophies that the winners receive. Here’s what the scene was like, courtesy of budding Weekly photog (and publisher Lee Newquist’s son) Wyatt Newquist. For more info on the winners, pick up tomorrow’s paper.
Hall of Famers Brian Forella (left; Wreck Room, Lola's Saloon) and Danny Weaver (The Aardvark)
The self-proclaimed Asian Media crew was in attendance.
Lola's Forella (left) and two Weekly dudes: songwriter Jeff Prince (for song of the year nominee "Hooked on the Bottle") and Rivercrest Yacht Club's Eric Griffey.
The bi-headed songwriting machine of Calhoun with their Panthy.
Attendees eagerly await a winner's name.
Associate publisher Michael Newquist reads out some winners, with centerfieled Dana Crumbliss as his Vanna White.
Hall of Famer Weaver with Exit 380's "Jimi Bordo" (gotcha, Aaron).
Weekly-ettes Kelley Wise, Carrie Rehorn-Overcash, and Erin Vanderbilt.
Two-fourths of The Burning Hotels accept one of their three Panthys.
Mark Deffebach accepts the Blackland River Devils' award for best acoustic/folk.
Chris Maunder accepts Fort Worth Sings for Haiti's Panthy for MVP.
Goodwin's Tony Diaz and lovely wife Michele.
Weekleteers Mindy Pace and Michael Newquist.The Orbans' Peter Black accepts his Panthy for best male vocalist.
Poo Live Crew accept their Panthy for best cover/tribute artist.
Rabbit's Got the Gun gets the Panthy for best new artist.
The best rap/R&B Panthy goes to Rivercrest Yacht Club.
Two-thirds of Stella Rose, winners in the Hard Rock category.
Telegraph Canyon won three Panthys.