Posts Tagged ‘local music’
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Punk Drunk

1919-loving punks Special Guest and Not Half Bad split a CD. Genre results.
STEVE STEWARD
Perhaps one of the most tired arguments that can arise between two humans is the one that tries to define punk rock. People who obsess about this stuff often cite a sorta-famous quote by the Minutemen’s D. Boon, who affirmed ...


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Live Oak Re-branding

Anthony Mariani
Hiring Kinser and Knight, Live Oak owner Bill Smith said, is part of an overall re-branding of his venue/restaurant/bar.   Blake Barker, former general manager of Scat Jazz Lounge, has been hired as the new manager of oper...



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UPDATE Blackbox Booking Live Oak

ANTHONY MARIANI
Easily the biggest deal in the local music scene since Lola’s Saloon came along in 2006 was the opening several months ago of Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge. Hailed as a sort of Kessler West, the intimate and finely appoint...


Fort Worth Americana singer-songwrtier Kevin Aldridge will celebrate the release of his debut solo CD, The Viper Sessions, on Friday at Magnolia Motor Lounge.

CD Release Weekend

HEARSAY
The past 12 months or so have been pretty great for local musicians’ recorded output. Just look at all the albums and EPs on our 2012 Music Awards ballot. There were, like, 900. And a few of them (Burning Hotels, Some Easy Ma...



Daniel Katsuk swims in Zero Point.

Aldridge, Katsük, Madràs

HEARSAY
I don’t know what –– if anything –– this means, but two of the first few musicians I met when I moved here, lo, these 10 years ago, are not only still writing, recording, and performing but are also now putting out ne...


Pop-punk quartet Perdition’s debut full-length, Hispaniola, is an ode to twentysomething life on the ledge.

Killer or Filler?

New discs of pop-punk, gypsy rock, and Dirty South rap are comin’ atcha.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Perdition’s Hispaniola Will punk ever die? Not as long as bands like Perdition keep cranking out hooky records. The Fort Worth quartet’s debut full-length –– the 10-track Hispaniola (Dang!Records) –– carries the pop...



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2012 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards: 10 Years of the 817’s Best

Here are the nominees in our 15th Annual Music Awards, with our festival now in its 10th year.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
Why is local, original music such a hard sell? Don’t get me wrong: Lots of people go to local shows and buy local albums and songs, but too many folks seem content just to sit back and swallow whatever they’re spoon-fed by ...


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Missing Siblings Found

Hearsay
One great band you won’t be seeing at our 48-Fort-Worth-band Music Awards Festival, Sunday, June 24, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor, is Fate Lions –– unfortunately, frontman Jason Manriquez can’t get out of wo...



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Fort Rock

This town is brimming with indie talent — and everyone wants a piece.
Anthony Mariani
In the late ’00s, an independent label based in New York City, Norton Records, put out a three-volume set of songs from Fort Worth’s “teen scene,” a short period in the mid-to-late 1960s when teenage boys picked up musi...


Rotten Roots are taking it easy on “the biz.”

Rotten Roots Jam

This Fort Worth quartet of reformed punks is a case study in maturation.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Angsty, punk-rocking Texas teenagers with caches of bluesy Lone Star country records are bound to mellow out with age, and Rotten Roots, somewhat of a newcomer to the Fort’s music scene, are an example of what it looks and so...