Posts Tagged ‘metal’

Tomcats West: Not a Metal Club

Last Call
No matter what web site raves over the next Mastodon album, metal rock will always be maligned. I guess that’s probably to be expected and even more likely part of the genre’s cursed DNA. It still sucks, though, when a bar ...


2011 The Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Fort Worth Weekly Music Staff
Fort Worth may never be a “music town” in the way that, say, Los Angeles, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, and New York City are, with multiple venues, several destination studios, a couple of big labels, and a lot of famous res...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 28 It’s nice to have the Texas Rangers beating up on their divisional rivals instead of the other way around. The Oakland A’s visit the Ballpark this midweek, with the Rangers facing perfect-game pitcher Dallas Braden...


Guns, Government, and Elvis

They’re as Texan as chicken-fried steak.
DAVE McNEELY
Until a few weeks ago, you could usually tell when Elvis was in the building by the number of brown-uniformed Department of Public Safety officers there. Elvis, of course, is Gov. Rick Perry. And the building is the Texas capitol.



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.


Gallery

Richard Baggett
Gallery
The TCC Trinity River Campus’ first display of art is of Richard Baggett’s large metal sculptures, which are on show both inside and outside the buildings. The pieces have been on exhibit since February;  this is the l...



Survival

Hearsay
The Star-Telegram recently published a story about the Ridglea Theater, one of Fort Worth’s oldest live music venues and a heavy-metal haven. The story got me thinking about that perennial hobgoblin of local scenes everyw...


Deep Space

The thinking man’s party-rock group, Darth Vato, is Doing Great!
ANTHONY MARIANI
Chances are that most folks know of Darth Vato as that crazy-ass party band that plays TCU a lot.



The High Life

A new album and another tour of Europe are on tap for Fort Worth fuzz-rockers Blood Of The Sun.
Justin Press
Imagine, if you will, that all rock music stopped being made after 1975. No new wave, no thrash, no indie, no lo-fi, no ’80s glam, no alternative nation.


Egypt Central

Listen Up
When you name your band after one of Iron Maiden’s favorite themes but sound like Limp Bizquick, you’re just asking to get your ass kicked.