Posts Tagged ‘song’

Kickin’ It Old-School

Hearsay
The Fort Worth Cats, one of the premier bands from the nigh-legendary Fort Worth “teen scene” of the 1960s, never technically broke up, at least according to Cat David Daniel. “It was just hard to put a show t...


New York State of Mind

Big Ticket
Before Dave Matthews and John Mayer, there was Billy Joel, a singer-songwriter who had the technical chops to satisfy progressive tastes and the ability to write the kind of simple, effective, no-nonsense lyrics that made mains...



Rest Of

Hearsay
A lot of great stuff happened over the past 12 months. I didn’t get tasered, for one thing. For another, I didn’t lose any limbs. See? Awesome! But, no, seriously. I think the past 12 months in local music were at l...


A Light in the Field

ANTHONY MARIANI
Most of us who go to local shows probably spend a lot of time paying polite attention, maybe nodding along to the beat a little. Rarely do we have an experience. But a couple of years ago at a show at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth,...



NOFX

Steve Steward
What were you doing 25 years ago? Most people who listen to NOFX today were probably A.) sitting in the corner in preschool, B.) giving their moms stretchmarks, or C.) showing up as a + on their dad’s girlfriend’s p...


Comedic Improv

Hearsay
Last week (“Missile Mens,” Sept. 16), I wrote that there’s nothing local music-y to do on Tuesday nights other than hit The Moon (2911 W. Berry St., 817-926-9600) and listen to frontman Big Mike Richardson, dr...



New Avenue

CAROLINE COLLIER
When Luke Wade sits down to write a song, he often starts with nothing more than a melody. A cappella, he can concentrate on a simple vision, a concise emotion. The music comes later.


Fontaine Brown

Tom Geddie
Listening to Fontaine Brown’s Tales from the Fence Line is almost like plugging in an old AM radio and picking up some ghost station playing early 1960s roadhouse R&B, with the emphasis on the blues. It’s kinda ...



The Panthys ’08

ANTHONY MARIANI
We got a lot of votes this year. Almost 20,000, to be exact. Both online and in print. And thanks to our ballot-counters – our three interns and lone marketing person – we were able to announce the winners of the 11...


Death, Blood, and the Saint

ANTHONY MARIANI
Here’s what I remember of Derek St. Holmes: listening to “Stranglehold” over and over while doing curls with red Kmart weights in front of a full-length mirror in my stuffy attic bedroom nine million years ago.