Casey James, Hanna Barbarians Among Those Honored At Panthys

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Posted July 8, 2013 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
FORMER AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST CASEY JAMES SAID HIS PANTHY WAS THE FIRST AWARD HE'D EVER WON.FORMER AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST CASEY JAMES SAID HIS PANTHY WAS THE FIRST AWARD HE'D EVER WON.

The culmination of Fort Worth Weekly‘s annual music awards is “The Panthys” ceremony held last night at Queen City Music Hall.

Now in its 16th year, the music awards ceremony draws a big crowd of local musicians to drink free beer, collect trophies, and cheer on their peers.

You’ll rarely hear more F-bombs dropped than during the acceptance speeches.

My favorite this year came from drummer Matt Mabe, who thanked Hawaiian shirt-wearing Associate Editor Anthony Mariani for “dressing like fucking Don Ho.”

I even got in on the profanity-laced fun and played a prank on Rivercrest Yacht Club frontman Eric Griffey’s (who happens to be my cubicle mate here at work).

I COULDN’T SCREW UP ERIC GRIFFEY’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH DESPITE MY BEST EFFORTS.  (All photos on this page by Jeff Prince)

During Griffey’s speech I stood three feet away taking photos. Since my camera covered my face, he couldn’t see my mouth moving as I was saying, “fuck you, fuck you asshole!”

Afterward, he told his girlfriend somebody heckled him from the crowd.

This morning, I confessed it was me. Griffey, to his credit, laughed it off.

After the ceremony, many of the musicians climbed on stage and threw down some great music, including “Best Band” winner The Hanna Barbarians.

 

Looking forward to another year of local music in Funkytown.

WE’REWOLVES NABBED BEST NEW ARTIST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANIMAL SPIRIT’S SAM WUEHRMANN EARNED BEST FEMALE VOCALIST HONORS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JME KINSER KNIGHT OF BLACKBOX PRESENTS SHARES SOME THOUGHTS ON THE MUSIC BIZ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLAKE PARISH LOOKED COOL IN ALL BLACK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JACK RUSSELL FETCHES AN AWARD FOR WHISKEY FOLK RAMBLERS.

QUAKER CITY NIGHT HAWK FRONTMAN SAM ANDERSON GRABS HIS PANTHY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOLA’S SALOON OWNER BRIAN FORELLA MAKES A POINT.

CASEY JAMES POSES FOR PICS WITH FANS.

 

 

SOUL MAN JOSH WEATHERS COLLECTED SEVERAL AWARDS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCK WRITER KEN SHIMAMOTO WAS ELECTED TO THE HALL OF FAME ALONG WITH CASEY JAMES.

 

 

 

 TERRY ROAN OF CADILLAC TO MEXICO WON AN AWARD FOR BEST HARDCORE METAL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I SAID, ‘ROCK N ROLL!”

RAPPER HEFFMINSTER DE LA ROCA GETS A HUG.

 

 

 


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