Blood, Rock

Hard times have slowed veteran Fort Worth blues-rocker John Nitzinger — but only a little.
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...

It’s That Time O’ Year Again: Music Awards

On pg. 18 is the ballot for our 12th annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards.

Hollywood Shuffle

Local sax-man Johnny Reno has spent a lifetime in music, from all angles.
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.

Just Super!

I admit I have a weakness for shows on the CW network. I don’t set aside time to watch ‘em, but if they’re on, I defer to them over pretty much everything else (except Lost, the best serial drama ever). And it...

Dream Weaver

Arlington singer-songwriter Beth Wood’s nighttime visions have led her to success and a new album.
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.

On the Verizon?

A marketing person from out of town called me recently and asked about the venues in Fort Worth. I said, well, we have 8.0 Bar and Café, Bass Performance Hall, Billy Bob’s Texas, The Horseman, the Ridglea Theater, and a ...

Rocky Mountain High

Back from Colorado, folk-rock singer-songwriter Daniel Katsük has newfound energy and … new bandmates.
When local folk-rocker Daniel Katsük decamped for Boulder, Colo., a year ago, he was looking forward to a new start.

Five Times August

Listen Up
Brad Skistimas, the 24-year-old Dallasite who operates under the sweeping moniker Five Times August, recently released his second full-length effort, Brighter Side.

The Soft Parade

I hate noise pollution. Dogs barking all damn day long, hoopties pumping bass drums, loud office chatter when I’m trying to compose my spellbinding prose!, motorcycles, jackhammers at six a.m., somebody’s dreadful j...

Scorched Earth

Contemplating the Wasteland is heady – and brilliant – business for Calhoun.
We are survivalists. Quickly and accurately, we must use our eyes and ears (and sometimes noses) to separate the people who will happily pick us up from the airport from the people who will de-pants us in public from the people...