Music Feature

The Panthys ’08

ANTHONY MARIANI
We got a lot of votes this year. Almost 20,000, to be exact. Both online and in print. And thanks to our ballot-counters – our three interns and lone marketing person – we were able to announce the winners of the 11...


Death, Blood, and the Saint

ANTHONY MARIANI
Here’s what I remember of Derek St. Holmes: listening to “Stranglehold” over and over while doing curls with red Kmart weights in front of a full-length mirror in my stuffy attic bedroom nine million years ago.



Hot, Airy

The veterans of the new improv outfit PFFFFT! have something to say.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The expression “Pffft,” under the scrutiny of a Google search, reveals several meanings, including “The sound you make when someone says something really stupid” and “A whole lot of hot air.”


Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2008

Various Authors
Go home. Watch reruns. Go to some “hot” club and look pretty. Go to work. Go to sleep. Go out to a fancy dinner. Go to the movies. Read the gossip rags. Whatever you do, remain in the dark. Don’t try anything ...



No Longer Beginners

Indie-rock quartet the cut*off has a new sound and a new album but the same vibe.
JOSHUA LOEWEN
Most rock bands start out sounding like their forebears. And for every 200 bands that never find their own styles, there’s one that goes on to create something that feels completely familiar yet still totally new.


Spacey

Flights of sonic fancy twirl across Stumptone’s new LP, Gravity Suddenly Released.
Jimmy Fowler
Most musicians go through little rituals when songwriting, and most of them can’t explain the madness to their methods.



Deep Space

The thinking man’s party-rock group, Darth Vato, is Doing Great!
ANTHONY MARIANI
Chances are that most folks know of Darth Vato as that crazy-ass party band that plays TCU a lot.


Blood, Rock

Hard times have slowed veteran Fort Worth blues-rocker John Nitzinger — but only a little.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Fort Worth guitar hero John Nitzinger’s life and music can be summed up pretty succinctly by the lyrics to “The Beast,” off his 2007 album Kiss of the Mudman: “For the thousandth time, I got a second cha...



Hollywood Shuffle

Local sax-man Johnny Reno has spent a lifetime in music, from all angles.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Looking back on a career that has spanned about 30 years, Johnny Reno marvels at his enviable good fortune and wily approach to the music business.


Dream Weaver

Arlington singer-songwriter Beth Wood’s nighttime visions have led her to success and a new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
More than a dozen years ago, musician Beth Wood was your typical student struggling to earn a degree in literature from the University of Texas.