Posts Tagged ‘flickerstick’

Brandin Lea Is Back

The former Flickerstick frontman returns with a new band and a new (clean, sober) outlook.
Steve Steward
Not so fun fact: When you’re an alcoholic at age 37, killing yourself slowly by downing pint after pint of Taaka, you’d think the final bullet would be liver failure. It’s not. When Brandin Lea finally awoke in the ICU at...


Brandin Lea: Clean, Sober, and Back Onstage

At around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday evening, the folks at Lola’s Saloon will not be feeling warm and fuzzy and standing arm-in-arm with one another while shouting along to “Coke” (a Fort Worth classic if ever there was one), ...

Jetta in the Ghost Tree, seen here in rehearsal, marks the return of former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea.

Return of the Jetta

Back when North Texas’ twentysomething rockstars were singing into hair brushes to Oasis in the bathroom mirror, Brandin Lea was singing his own music into real microphones in front of thousands of real people all over the co...

The Decade’s Best

I’m not from Texas, and I didn’t get here as fast as I could, but I like it here well enough. My first Lone Star stop was Houston pre-9/11. My second was Fort Worth a year or two afterward. What I’m trying to ...

The February Chorus

The Show
For a couple of years back in the day, The Aardvark hosted a monthly showcase of some of the best, most long-standing, and most stalwart singer-songwriters in town. The round-robin-style Acoustic Mafia not only drew music lover...