Posts Tagged ‘bands’
Pinkish Black, is that you?

Time to Get Dressed and Effed Up

LAST CALL
I’m not one to go bananas with the decorations, and I couldn’t care less about candy, but overall I am a big fan of Halloween. Aside from the laughable hysteria the holiday engenders among certain subsets of the population,...


Composer Curtis Heath, a.k.a. "Uncle Curtis," is recovering from cancer, and some of his insanely talented friends are throwing a benefit concert for him, Sun, at Lola's.

Curtis Heath Benefit Sunday

HEARSAY
In the annals of Fort Worth music, The Theater Fire looms large. Smart, dusty, and melancholy, the quintet managed to bridge all kinds of gaps: between worldly and provincial, modern and ancient, young and old, rustic and sophi...



Alford: “We wanted it to have a DIY sound, and that’s pretty much how we made it.”

Slumberbuzz Awakens

The shoegaze quintet’s debut has been a long time coming — and sounds like it.
STEVE STEWARD
Last January, Slumberbuzz had changed its name, solidified its sound and lineup, and written enough material to fill an album. At the time, the band was hoping to put out a full-length, but member shifts and life in general see...


Dreamy Soundz Records does right by local jazz on a new compilation album.

Dreamy Jazz Soundz

HEARSAY
Back in the mid-aughts, even after Caravan of Dreams was shuttered, Fort Worth was a pretty jazzy town. The Black Dog Tavern was packed most Sunday nights for a jam hosted by Berklee-educated Fort Worth drummer Dave Karnes, who...



last call

Tavern: No Snookie’s

LAST CALL
Remember Snookie’s? Snookie’s was this place on Hulen where the only people who could ever get served were TCU dudebros and football players. I used to live in nearby Stonegate, and it was the only bar within walking distan...


Sabbath Assembly, the duo of New York founder Dave Nuss and Fort Worth's Jamie Myers, plays The Grotto on Friday, Nov. 1.

Sabbath Assembly: Black Hosannas

HEARSAY
Until Pinkish Black/The Great Tyrant came along, circa 2008, did anyone else notice a distinct lack of black metal in the Fort? There’s been metal, sure, and a lot of angry punk and hardcore. But black metal, the kind of heav...



The RYC inserts knowledge directly into faces.

Blue Peters

Rivercrest Yacht Club is still witty and raunchy but now a lot funkier.
ANTHONY MARIANI
As you become older, you are encouraged/forced by society to become independent. As you become independent, you are encouraged/forced to accumulate responsibilities to generate the ka-ching that will allow you to maintain that ...


Dia

Seize the Dia

HEARSAY
There’s little doubt that The Toadies are the biggest rock ’n’ roll thing ever to come out of Fort Worth. Flashback to the early ’90s. MTV, after replacing commercial radio as the world’s primary source of new music, ...



LC

Back to J&J’s

Fort Worth Weekly
I’ve got to hand it to Tony Diaz and everyone who helped him put on Fort Worth Rock Assembly II, because they managed to improve considerably on the 2011 original, joining The Empire Strikes Back, The Wrath of Khan, and Break...


Beauxregard’s dynamic new album, Ghosts of the Gaslamp, is real music by real musicians.

Beauxregard’s “Future Western”

They not only never went away but have a new album out.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth has become a pretty lively independent music town in recent years, but the downside is that studio projects –– in other words, bands that don’t perform 10 times a week –– are often sadly neglected. They’r...