Posts Tagged ‘The Grotto’
Animal Spirit

Animal Spirit Onstage Proposal

Eric Griffey
To find his soul mate, Animal Spirit vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stroheker didn’t have to look very far. During the band’s New Year’s Eve gig at The Grotto, he looked about three feet to his right and, on bended...


What does Missing Sibling sound like? Eight out of 10 folks don’t know.

Family Friendly

Members of Fate Lions and Calhoun conspire by the fire in Missing Sibling.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On a recent Sunday night in the middle of Nowheresville, Okla., Missing Sibling experienced its first big break. It’s not what you think. A belt on singer/guitarist Drew Gabbert’s Jeep Cherokee snapped, leaving him and his ...



William Bryan Massey III strikes a redneck poster-boy pose.

Redneck Poetry

HEARSAY
William Bryan Massey III doesn’t play music anymore. The former drummer for the Fort Worth punk band The Playthings hung up his sticks a long time ago. But the gray-bearded, bespectacled Fred’s Texas Café cook is a rock ...


Shots Exchanged in W 7th Corridor

Anthony Mariani
A robbery of two bar patrons at gunpoint late Monday led to an exchange of gunfire on the outskirts of Fort Worth’s thriving West 7th Street corridor and the arrest of one of two alleged assailants. Around 11:15 p.m. on M...



Another Gig, Another Stolen Instrument

Jeff Prince
I’ve written several blogs over the past year about local musicians who’ve had beloved instruments and amplifiers stolen. This time it hits close to home. The Hell Cats (I sing and play guitar in the band) played a ...


Bands For Brandi Mighty Dandy

Jeff Prince
The Grotto was packed on Sunday as friends of Brandi Dickey piled into the Fort Worth bar to listen to rock music, drink booze, buy raffle tickets, and raise money for medical treatments. Proceeds go to Dickey, an Azle woman ba...