Holy Moly with their awards. Photo by Lee Chastain.

And Your Winners Are…

Fort Worth, you have good taste. If you’ll allow me to continue blowing smoke up your ass, you’re also very intelligent, supremely attractive, and exceedingly well mannered. Every year, the Music Awards ceremony is a blur. ...


VNE: Finding His Voice

Like most non-cowboys, I abstractly despise country music, meaning that the country songs I like are the only ones worth liking. And that’s it! No more, and don’t push ’em on me, Billy Jack. And I can count the number of ...


MAF ’15: That’s a Wrap

Well, the votes have been tabulated, all 5,000-plus of them, and we have our winners, but we won’t be announcing them until an event next weekend for nominees and their plus ones only. (The after-party will be open to the pub...


MAF’15 Round 2

I’d like to take a moment to thank our loyal readers, who never fail to populate our frequent shindigs, especially our annual Music Awards festivals. Last year, we had, like, 5,000 folks spend the day with us. The year before...


Long Dallas Shadow

Maybe my mentality is just different from the average Fort Worthian’s. I’m not from a twin city, and until relocating here 12-plus years ago from Houston (via New York City via Philadelphia via Pittsburgh), I never lived in...


Music Awards Are Here

It’s that time of year when we get together and celebrate all of the awesome music –– and maybe even some non-awesome tuneage –– that was pumped out of our fair burgh over the past 365 days or so. And only because som...


Siberian Traps: The Long Return

Recently, a lot has been written –– in these pages, by Steve Steward (who can be e-mailed at “s-t-e-v-e …”) –– about Fort Worth’s perhaps perverse fascination with cover songs and tribute shows. Well, say what y...

The Vandoliers

Phuss over The Vandoliers

Before we go any further, The Phuss has not broken up. The trio of guitarist/frontman Joshua Fleming, bassist Forrest Barton, and drummer Trey Alfaro is still together, just on hiatus, according to Fleming: “There are absolut...


De La Soul-less

Pussies, right? So someone threw a pint glass at your feet while you were wrapping up your DJ set. Morrissey gets groped by his fans during shows. Consider yourself lucky. Let’s backtrack. Legendary socio-conscious rap trio D...

A State of Suffering Caused by the Sudden Sight of One’s Own Misery.

A State of Suffering from Stretch and Bobbito

How many times do you want me to tell you that I lived in New York City (fancy, right?!) during trip-hop’s nascency (oooh!) and how cool it was riding subways aimlessly (sometimes unintentionally; often unintentionally) after...