Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth music’

Cool Lola’s Gets Blackbox

Lola’s owner Brian Forella recently made an off-handed comment about his club that broke my heart a little. Apparently, he said, in the glittery, buzzing universe of the West 7th Street corridor, Lola’s is not as important ...

Banging beats and instrumental melodies complement some wicked rhymes on this new collaboration.

The Truth on Tape?

A sparkling new collaboration manifests everything right — and wrong — in hip-hop.
How refreshing it was to see Dru B Shinin’ come onto the scene a few years ago. Here was this young, hungry rapper with an interesting backstory and a TCU diploma, pumping out songs and albums seemingly nonstop and also –...


We Heart Sparkle Tunnel

Not counting what you see at wedding receptions, perhaps the most common form of dee-jaying is the kind on display seemingly every night in swanky Dallas nightclubs, if we’re to believe our friends at the Dallas Observer, who...

Nice Major: “I’m a fan of Lady Gaga, Queen, Kanye. That’s also what I want ... everybody to see.”

Major Niceness

This Fort Worth rapper is more than rap, maybe more than the Fort.
Fort Worth isn’t short on rappers, that’s for sure. But most of them are gangsta. Their beats are simple and intentionally chintzy sounding, and the lyrics are copious and mostly about boasting, toasting, and the thug life....

Scotty Boy (front) and Renizance attribute most of their success to The Hustle.


Immortal Soldierz built a mini-empire on gumption … and thousands of CDs.
The two guys in Fort Worth’s Immortal Soldierz still make their living the old-fashioned way. Rappers Salvador “Scotty Boy” Vasilio and Hector “Renizance” Falcone call their business model The Hustle: They swagger up ...

Space-rockers Skeleton Coast had a big year.

Albums of the Year

Yep. Fort Worth is still pumping out quality product.
Grassroots support for the arts in town isn’t shabby. Seemingly every other week, word comes down of a new club or venue in town –– if there wasn’t a demand for clubs, they wouldn’t be opening. But the support could (...

Around $8,500 in musical equipment was lost when this Near Southside garage apartment was set ablaze recently.

Benefits of Fire and Flood

From the looks of things, an old mattress had been set on fire. The flames rose to engulf the garage apartment above, the practice space and home-recording studio of Ricky Williford of local proto-punks Big Fiction and popular ...

They’re wild. They’re wacky. They’re Lindby. Melissa Claire

Lindby: Nerd Out

Supremely talented and sweet, this geeky quintet is thriving.
It’s a safe bet that not many bands around here take the stage and perform the theme to Doctor Who, the video game soundtracks to Tetris and Super Mario Bros., or jaunty Bach fugues. But during a recent show at Lola’s Saloo...

The crazy kids of Lindby are putting together a local all-star Christmas album.

A Lindby Christmas

There are a lot of reasons to love the crazy-ass kids in Lindby. Talent? Sure. The youngsters have got loads of that. But to be able to marshal that aptitude in the service of catchy, poppy, choral-vocal-heavy songs that skim t...

Clifton: “They’re going to throw my dust in the wind in Texas.” Patrick Cavan Brown

Welcome Home

Gunslinger Chris Clifton returns to the Fort after years on tour with stars.
The sound coming from the dressing room at the Los Angeles Forum that night in 1986 was instantly recognizable to Fort Worth guitarist Chris Clifton –– and he wasn’t happy to hear it. It was the sound of his prized black ...