Posts Tagged ‘metal’
Bosque Brown frontwoman Mara Lee Miller deserves more than snark from an old jerk. Right?

Have a Snarky Weekend

“Snarky.” That’s what the big bosses from out of town called this new attitude that we eager young writers were supposed to apply to our prose. This was the late 1990s, when alt-weeklies were just starting to go mainstrea...

Kill for Mother

Mathy, Thrashy Kill for Mother

It got so pervasive that even Sweetooth started messing around with it. I’m not talking about some kind of newfangled drug, though drugs, in general, were prevalent before the Fort Worth metal sextet broke up in late 2013. No...

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

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.
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.


Richard Baggett
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...


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!
Chances are that most folks know of Darth Vato as that crazy-ass party band that plays TCU a lot.