Posts Tagged ‘oil boom’

Happy Birthday Next Weekend, S&R

What are you doing Labor Day weekend? Me? I’m so glad you asked! I’m going to my in-laws in Sun City, Texas, where we’re going to grill out and (try to) watch preseason football and referee the kids and maybe squeeze in a...


Soundcheck 817: Animal Spirit, Friday on the Green Preview

Eric Griffey
This week’s Soundcheck took us all the way to the outer-reaches of Fort Worth Weekly‘s office. Animal Spirit piled into our conference room and suffered the distractions of our highly professional staff. The four-pi...


Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) Looks like 1912 Hemphill (aka 1912 Bar or whatever the kids are calling it) is quickly becoming the spot for the edgier local bands to play – oh sure, it’s not unimaginable that Jacob Furr or Animal Spirit would play her...


MAF ’15: That’s a Wrap

Well, the votes have been tabulated, all 5,000-plus of them, and we have our winners, but we won’t be announcing them until an event next weekend for nominees and their plus ones only. (The after-party will be open to the pub...


This Life Could Be Your Tour

Like Dante’s Inferno, there are rings of band “success.” And 99 percent of them are long. And hard.
Steve Steward
I found the most tragicomic advertisement I’ve ever seen in the fall of 2008, when my old band, Darth Vato, was loading into a crappy bar in Longview to play a show. Stuck into a planter box littered with rocks and cigarette ...


Local Songs of the Year

Now that the year is coming to a close, let’s look back at some of the great songs that came to us from the 817 or thereabouts. In celebration of 2014, below are my favorite 14 local tunes of the year. I’ll share my 14 fave...



(Slight Return)
Don’t get your hopes up. EPIC RUINS is not a thing anymore. Well, for now. The music –– face-melting, stoner-rocking psychedelia from some of Fort Worth’s most creative musicians that launched in 2009 –– had to happ...


And Boom Goes the Oil

When Dallasite/Fort Worthians Oil Boom arrived a couple of years ago, they were doing the electro-blues thing that was popular at the time, thanks in no small part to the success of The Black Keys and, a tad earlier, The White ...


MAF’14, Round 2

The full lineup for Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival is just about done. For the free daylong concert on Sunday, June 22, at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor (Lola’s Saloon, The Grotto, Magn...

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Thank Supreme Being It’s Friday…On The Green

Jeff Prince
The seasonal music series Friday on the Green resumes tonight, and the weather forecast, band lineup, and after-party are making my whistle yearn to be wet. The first show of the season begins at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Green Park, ...