Multi-platinum rocker Bret Michaels kicked the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 into high gear when he, along with his band, headlined the Loud & Proud Pre-Race Show Powered by Ashley HomeStores. Bret was the former lead singer of Poison and a staple of the 80’s LA Sunset scene, now he’s on the road with his “Party Starts Now” solo tour. He’s backed by the appropriately named Bret Michaels Band that includes Shawn Hugues on drums, former Cinderella bassist Eric Brittingham, and Jamie Laritz on guitar. The set consisted of Poison classics like “Talk Dirty To Me”, “Your Mama Don’t Dance”, “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”, and “Nothin But A Good Time” as well as covers of “Sweet Home Alabama” and the Sublime classic “What I Got”.Read More
The Burning Hotels rang in the grand opening of Lola's new expansion, The Trailer Park. Built as an open patio and bar situated just outside the backdoor of Lola's proper. It includes a large open air stage that is big enough to accommodate the largest DFW bands while still feeling like your playing to an intimate crowd under the evening sky. This also marked the first time the Burning Hotels played live in almost a year. You can hear more of what they have been up to, and what the future has in store for them on the Jerry Jonestown Massacre, a podcast that I also co-host: http://jerryjonestownmassacre.com/2016/03/23/show-148-burning-hotels-enter-temple/Read More
The scene was a little crazy. Hours had passed and in that time we had been searched by the Secret Service, ATF, and a pair of bomb sniffing dogs. Then we were sequestered from area to area around the Verizon Center as preparations for the days activities were made. But all that had passed, and now I was sitting down in the dining room watching Jessie Frye scarf down a slice of pizza that she had been waiting hours to enjoy. Victory. The sweet taste of victory.
Just minutes earlier she was onstage performing stripped down versions of her songs Big Bad Wolf and One In Million, with temporary guitarist Dustin Fleming (Vandoliers),to over 9000 screaming Bernie Sanders fans in front of them. Some of those fans singing the chorus of the later song back to her. A once in a lifetime opportunity had been made available, opening for a Democratic Presidential Candidate on his North Texas stop, and Jessie and Dustin had delivered.Read More
I've been a terrible blog owner, but it's really not my fault. Nope, I blame it all on my clients who have done a fantastic job of keeping me extremely busy. So busy that I almost forget that I have this website. But honestly it hasn't been that bad of a problem and I thank all my clients for it!
So let me take a few minutes to announce that I'm now doing video work...again. It's been roughly 15 years since I did my last music video and at least 10 years since the last commercial video I shot/directed/produced. But thanks to Richard Hennessy, lead singer/guitarist in the fantastic band Henry The Archer, I'm back making videos again.Read More
Dia De Los Toadies is an annual festival where the Toadies invite a bunch of their friends to tear up the stage with them over the course of a few days. For it's 7th year it returned to Panther Island Pavillon in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.Read More
A band, a field, smoke, and a raw approach. A simple concept drawn on a bar napkin turned into the image above. And Henry the Archer was the perfect band to accomplish it.
Henry the Archer is the brain child of native New Jersey boy Richard Hennessy. Last year Richard was given the opportunity to transfer his job down to Fort Worth, Texas, so he made his way down south with the hopes of keeping Henry the Archer alive. Shortly after arriving he joined forces with Kevin Geist on drums, and Matt Hembree on bass to round out a three piece of post punk and sex pop.Read More
993.... I was a young angst fueled teenager that was obsessed with fast and noisy punk rock music . The louder and faster, the better, but I was also becoming more and more interested in the North Texas music scene. Local radio station, KDGE The Edge would occasionally release a CD entitled Tales From The Edge that would in the end, consist of 11 volumes that were curated by DJ/Music Director George Gimarc. Each volume focused on music and bands from North Texas with a slight dabbling into the Austin music scene.Read More
It was a cool Friday night and The Confounded decided to plant their flag in Denton. The result was an evening of greatness as the band laid waste to the stage at Andy's on the square. Once again proving why The Confounded is one of my favorite North Texas bands!Read More
Part two of Saturday night's festivities was the much anticipated debut of Double Barrel Bastards. Over the past few months, the five pictured above, have been getting together in their free time, away from their main bands, to brew up some Southern Metal.
Lock up your children and hide your wife, Whiskey Dick is bringing their brand of acoustic-metalhead-country to a town near you. Saturday night, Bronco's hosted a benefit put together by the Pull Getter's Association to help raise money for Whiskey Dick's April-May trek across the U.S.
The guys took the stage before a completely packed house, full of the WD faithful, and several well known local musicians scattered here and there. They didn't disappoint as they ripped through their rather large catalog, that included quite a bit from their latest release Drunk As Hell.
I wasn't sure what to expect from Memphis May Fire as I headed toward the Aardvark in Fort Worth. I'd heard their latest EP, 'Between the Lies', and the track they contributed to the Saw 6 soundtrack, 'Ghost in the Mirror', but I hadn't seen them live. I was intrigued on how they would pull this material, a mesh of hardcore-metal-electronica, off live. About two minutes into their set, all my questions were set at ease.
Playing infront of a "nut-to-butt" crowd, Memphis May Fire erupted with a........