Posts Tagged ‘club’

Remembering local rock legend Kelly Parker

About 12 years ago, I was working the door at a club called The Impala on West Vickery Boulevard near downtown. One night, a young man with the smell of the creature on his breath sheepishly stumbled up to the club’s owner, K...

Hicks’ Reign Has Been a Loser for Texas Rangers.

There’s a sucker born every minute; Tom calls ’em “fans.”
This was supposed to be a decent year for the Texas Rangers. Team president Nolan Ryan said during spring training that they would win 92 games and probably get into the playoffs. Pitching seemed to be fairly good — a big cha...

Heart-Stopping Humor

It had to be the best quote of the last week, perhaps of the year thus far. The occasion was the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, where former prez Bill Clinton had agreed to stand in for Pre...

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

OK, everybody, close your mouth and pinch your nostrils shut. Hold that for as long as you can. Now, just before you pass out, open your mouth and take a deep breath. Isn’t that nice? You almost forget how delicious clean air...

Panhandling Law Hampers Buskers

In Sundance Square, cops are pulling the plug on tips.
Ray Russell has been playing blues guitar around Fort Worth for more than 25 years. For the past year, he has been a busker, meaning that he performs on the street instead of playing in traditional venues. He says he earns more...

Taking the Lead

When local muso Matt Skates formed the Fort Worth Music Co-Op last year, he couldn’t have guessed all the directions it would take. The collective started out as a go-between for Fort Worth musicians and clubs that would,...

Not a Drag

Three musicians who met in a class at Texas Christian University six years ago founded the band Stella Rose under the auspices of loud rock and limitless potential. Youthful abandon informed the grunge-heavy, gritty rock sound ...

Pazz & Jop

Every year for, like, the past 30, the country’s oldest alt-weekly, the Village Voice, has polled more than 1,000 music critics across the country on their choices for the top 10 albums and top 10 singles of the year. And...

JJ’s R.I.P.

As first reported on Blotch by longtime staff writer Eric Griffey (Sun., Jan. 3, 2010), the lovable J&J’s Blues Bar is closing its doors after 20-plus years. Owner Jim Schussler refused to discuss details with the Wee...

On the D.L.

Big Ticket
Has anybody noticed that not much improvisational comedy goes on at the Improv? The haven for traditional stand-up comics goes back to 1963, when the first location was founded in New York. It was the second club in L.A., found...