Posts Tagged ‘local’

Loves Supreme

Hearsay
At some point years ago, after I’d grown tired of music –– all I’d known was arena rock and some fusion –– I thought I’d get all arty-smarty and get into jazz of the straight-ahead hard-bop variety. I tried on Mil...


Merkin

Scatology (Self-released)
Ken Shimamoto
It might not matter to anyone else, but it does to me: Merkin was the last band I watched grow up onstage at The Wreck Room. That’s what’s fun about following local music: seeing assemblages of kids who are frankly not that...



Remembering local rock legend Kelly Parker

ERIC GRIFFEY
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...


2010 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Photos by Vishal Malhotra
In terms of sheer productivity, the past 12 months will be remembered as a pivotal moment in Fort Worth music. Everybody and their dog put out an album, EP, or song –– and 99 percent of them were bona fide, full-fledged, no...



Big Sounds

Big Ticket
For centuries, people have yearned to be surrounded and subsumed by music that penetrates to the very soul. The concert hall is one place to do it, but your local movie theater might be almost as good.


Believing in the Scene

A Fort Worth singer-songwriter proselytizes to the unwashed: you.
SEAN RUSSELL
Today is Wednesday, and Wednesday is, for whatever reason, the day when every self-respecting musical artist Googles his or her name and album or song in a variety of formations, seeking press, hype, or lack thereof. I also hav...



Fashion Forward – and Westward

Static
Shhhhh! Top-secret stuff is happening in Weatherford. But Static isn’t afraid to dig up confidential info on the down low if it pleases regular readers of this snarkfest. Blogging Project Runway, a fan site that tracks the po...


A Hole for Riverside Park

They want to dig up the park and haul it away.
Robert J. Gieb
A cruise down Scenic Drive in Riverside, just northeast of downtown Fort Worth, is a lesson in failed government. The road itself is actually part of Riverside Park along the Trinity River, its right of way conveyed to the city...



Ghostly

Last Call
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about dead Mondays, and in doing so I caught some flak for what was perceived as a slight against VIP’s (“RIPs,” March 24). See, I went there on a Monday, and the place was empty except for som...


Manning-Dickson Drive, Dru B Rhymes

Hearsay
There are tons of ways for you, Mr. Local Musician, to get your name out there. There’s advertising in the local alt-weekly (wink, wink). There’s forking over wads of cold, hard American currency to a third party who will g...