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  • 31 days of live music summary

    Thirty one days span the month of August. In those thirty one days, I saw, experienced, and absorbed live music. Everyday. The days ranged from loud, raucous, sweaty, boozy, sober, smokey, smoke-free, quiet, infectious, challenging, enthralling, boring, fun. Much like a mix cd with thirty one tracks, some shows surprised me with how much I […]

  • Show #31 – Fou at Zio Carlo’s

    During the TCU-LSU halftime, I rolled down to Zio Carlos’s to catch Fou. The three piece played jangly dream pop as part of a benefit show for To Write Love on Her Arms. Thus mark’s the end of 31 straight days of live music.

  • Show #30 – Darrin Kobetich

    For the third time, I ventured to a patio show when the temperature read 100 plus degrees. Darrin Kobetich cooly played acoustic guitar instrumental songs with a classic guitar bent. One song, used the entire guitar, creating what sounded like three instruments. He tapped and thumped the body of the guitar while strumming and hammering […]

  • Show #29 – Bob Noble Band

    The Bob Noble Band blues jam played a bluesy cover of “I Can See Clearly Now” with a velvet voiced female lead singer. Definitely pretty cool. Aside from that, I sat on Mambo’s patio and could hear the band perfectly.

  • Show #28 – Joey Green at Fred’s

    Joey Green strums a guitar laying tunes in the alt country vibe of Ryan Adams. He played a well received cover of Eli Young Band’s “Even if it Breaks Your Heart”.

  • Show #27 – Johnny Case Trio at Scat Jazz Lounge

    I forgot to take a picture for this show. Imagine the Johnny Case show I saw last week, only the bassist grew a beard.

  • Show #26 – Samuel Gross at the Grotto

    Great voice, definitely a rocker vibe. Very gritty cover of All Along the Watchtower. Closed set with an Alice in Chains song (and I’m blanking on the name of it). Really great guitar playing, getting a wide range of sound from the low and high end.

  • Show #25 – John Walker at Hot Damn Tamales

    Hot Damn Tamales serves up delicious all you can eat brunch, and is a hidden gem of a spot. John Walker played acoustic rock covers. Fitting for brunch.

  • Show #24 – Diabolical Machines and ALAN at Live Oak

    Diabolical Machines play a modern form of surf rock and power pop. Melodies, hooks and bouncy rhythms. They manage to include an electric ukulele on most songs. ALAN is a foursome that plays with tempo changes and chord progressions for its rocking sound. Songs sometimes soar to the anthemic.

  • Show #23 – Jessie Frye Band and Olivine at Queen City

    Originally, I planned to venture to The Grotto for a rap show. Not wanting to deal with accessibility issues, I opted to head downtown to check out Queen City Music Hall, a newer venue in Fort Worth. I paid my five dollars and descended the elevator to the music hall, which, is pretty much a […]