BEYONCE (flickr photo by Alex Johnson)

Okay, Beyonce, We Get It — You’re Singing Live

Jeff Prince
Beyonce took so much (well-deserved) heat after lip-syncing the national anthem at President Obama’s inauguration that she vowed to sing live at last night’s Super Bowl halftime show. Then she went overboard during ...


Mystery Photo Contest With Prize For Winner

Jeff Prince
Cars and trucks whizzed by just a few feet away – too close for comfort — as I straddled a bridge railing on I-35 this morning to get just the right picture for a story set to run in next week’s paper. On the way back...


Don Your Blue Suede Shoes For Elvis On Friday

Jeff Prince
Looking for a hunka hunka something to do on Friday night? How about visiting The King in concert and hearing nostalgic tunes while helping out some sick folks? Camp Bowie District is hosting a benefit concert that features an ...

DEPUTY LASARO SALGADO AND SNOOP DOGG AKA LION (photo courtesy of Lasaro Salgado)

Snoop Throws Dallas Cowboys A Bone; Fiona Apple Who?

Jeff Prince
Here’s a Snoop Lion photo we didn’t have room for in this week’s cover story (“Happy New Year From Sierra Blanca…But Leave Your Weed At Home,” Dec. 27, 2012). Lion wore a Dallas Cowboys swea...

Mike Scaccia is remembered in this image posted on Bruce Corbitt's Facebook page.

R.I.P. Mike Scaccia

Mike Scaccia died doing what he loved. The Arlingtonian shredder suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 47 last Saturday at The Rail, where he was performing with his band Rigor Mortis, a groundbreaking thrash outfit whose...

Shut Up and Play the Hits

The Year in Music Documentaries

Kristian Lin
I noticed an unusual number of good music documentaries this year, and I thought I’d post about them before I posted my list of the year’s best documentaries, which is coming later on. 1. Shut Up and Play the Hits I didn’...


Panther City Bar Bazaar at Lola’s

Everyone knows Fort Worth has a terrific music scene full of talented performers. But did you know that when they’re not playing on local stages, these musicians are sewing, baking, jewelrymaking, and generally indulging thei...

The best band in Fort Worth, Complete will play South-by-Southwest for the fifth or sixth year in a row.

SXSW is Complete … Again

More than 800 bands (and counting) from all over the globe have been selected to perform as part of the 2013 South-by-Southwest Music Festival and Conference (March 12-17). The list includes a few regional acts, including three...


2012 Gets Run Over By Reindeer Author

Jeff Prince
Songwriter Randy Brooks (The Bad Monkeys) established himself decades ago as an astute and searing Christmas chronologist with his classic hit “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.” Being the voice of his generation ...

(Flickr photo by twicepix)

Ten Years After: Kelly Clarkson Still Belting ‘Em Out

Jeff Prince
Kelly Clarkson’s roots are showing — her Tarrant County roots. Like others from these parts, she’s friendly and a little crazy and enjoys a good time, but if you mess with her, she’ll kick butt. Clarkson...