Live Oak, Lee Bains III, and Professionalism

If you pay attention to local music, you probably already have heard what happened at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on Wednesday night. If not, the venue’s lead sound engineer Cal Trujillo and owner Bill Smith cut the ...


Eminem, Free Speech Hero? Eh, Not So Much

Diminutive white boy rapper Eminem has been catching heat lately for his use of the word “faggot” on the new tune “Rap God.” To get the official First Amendment disclaimer out of the way: Yes, artistic license ...


R.I.P. Ronald Shannon Jackson … and Fort Worth Jazz?

Legendary free-jazz composer and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson died of leukemia on Saturday. He was 73. In 2003, Fort Worth musician and writer Ken Shimamoto profiled Jackson for the Weekly (“Legend Shadows,” Jan. 2), not ...

North Texas Giving Day

Help the Arts on North Texas Giving Day

Kristian Lin
September 19 is North Texas Giving Day, which means that if you contribute $25 or more to a Texas charity between 7am and midnight, Communities Foundation of Texas will match your donation, so you can double your contribution a...


Fort Worth Rock Assembly II at J&J’s

Ask any native Texan who grew up listening to FM radio, and he or she will be happy to give you all kinds of Lone Star trivia. What’s the state bird? “Free Bird,” of course. State motto? “Hold Your Head Up,” natch. St...


Texas Troubadour Abroad: Portrush

My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...


Miley Cyrus Twerks, Tongues MTV VMA Show

Jeff Prince
USA Today called it “embarrassingly raunchy.” The online community is brutal this morning. Kelly Clarkson, without mentioning names, referred to the “pitchy strippers” on stage at the VMAs. Outrage aboun...


Josh Weathers ‘I Will Always Love You’ Doesn’t Always Thrill

Jeff Prince
The Josh Weathers video of him slaying “I Will Always Love You” at The Kessler Theater in Dallas is the viral hit of the week. In that video, the audience is as quiet as an enthralled church mouse. Numerous versions...

JOSH WEATHERS (courtesy of Josh's Facebook page)

Josh Weathers Blows Up On The Chive

Jeff Prince
The Chive bills itself as “probably the best site in the world.” Whether it’s the best or not doesn’t matter. Fort Worth soul man Josh Weathers ought to be feeling good regardless. The Chive posted a vid...


Jane Austen vs. Kelly Clarkson: Celebrity Grudge Match

Somebody needs to tell Burleson native Kelly Clarkson that she’s not acting like a pop star. First off, she apparently reads. Literature. For fun. It was her appreciation of British author Jane Austen that led her to purchase...