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FWCBGB’s

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In reading about the recent demise of CBGB’s, the legendary rock club in New York City, I got to thinking about all the intangibles that make a rock joint great.


Getting Older, Cooler, and Hotter

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For some folks, the big 5-0 is tragic. (Don’t they know that 50 is the new, um, 45?!)



Teen Scene, TTF, Ornette

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A few years ago, retro indie label Norton Records released a three-volume c.d. called Fort Worth Teen Scene.


MacHenry’s Moves … Again

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Have you ever known a friend who was dating a manipulative, loser chick, and then goes and falls in love with her, and then he says to you, “Isn’t she awesome, isn’t she great?” and you just want to slap...



Avant-Garde, um, Explosion

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Fort Worth isn’t normally thought of as a progressive arts town. Yes, there are a few folks here who do some amazing, edgy stuff. But most Cowtowners, artists and fans alike, would instinctively opt for classical or popul...


Howling at the Moon

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Before I took over this column about five years ago, I decided not to be negative. Spewing vitriol about local/struggling bands, clubs, and events only riles readers up and imbues the writer with a false sense of importance. I ...



Katsuk Returns, T-Bone Weds

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On Monday nights back in the day at The Wreck Room, Daniel Katsuk and his A-Hummin’ Acoustical Acupuncture probably drew bigger crowds on a regular basis than some of the weekend shows around town.


Mack the Knife

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Last week, we were the first to report that the Dallas Observer and music editor Sam Machkovech had parted ways. Turns out, the DO was doing all the parting.



The Tribe Has Spoken

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After recording off and on since spring, Spoonfed Tribe has an e.p. all pressed and ready to bust out at upcoming shows. The three songs on the disc will appear on the band’s forthcoming full-length, tentatively titled Pu...


PPT on the Dime

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Relationships are hard, especially if you’re an almost-famous rapper from North Texas. To the guys in PPT – PicnicTyme, Pikhasso, and Tahiti – frustration is an attractive woman who cares either too much or to...