Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival, Holy Moly, Jetta in the Ghost Tree, Cut Throat Finches, Royal Sons, Dead Vinyl, Reagan James

Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival

Holy Moly

Jetta in the Ghost Tree

Cut Throat Finches

Royal Sons

Dead Vinyl

Reagan James

Saturday · June 24th

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$0.00

Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival
Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival
Every year, thousands of people from around the world cast votes, so that kind of makes every nominee a winner, right?
Like every year –– not that we need much of an excuse to party –– we’ll be throwing down an old-school Fort Worth Weekly Music Festival. The festival is FREE and will span two neighborhoods: the W7th corridor on Sat, June 24th (The Grotto, Lola's Saloon and Lola's Trailer Park) and the Near Southside, Fort Worth on Sun, June 25th (Shipping & Receiving Bar, Main at South Side, The Chat Room Pub and The Boiled Owl Tavern). The lineup will be announced in the coming days.

As is our custom, we’ll be selling this year’s iteration of our annual compilation, Frequencies, Vol. 8, featuring acts like Heater, Krum, Brandon Marcel, Matt Tedder, and more. All of the tunes were recorded live in studio over two days at Eagle Audio Recording Studio Dallas Fort Worth Texas. Proceeds of the album will benefit United Way of Tarrant County.

Good luck to all of the nominees, and thanks to everyone for voting.

You can find the online ballot here:
https://www.fwweekly.com/music-awards-ballot-2017/
or the print version in the paper each week leading up to the festival.
Holy Moly
Holy Moly
Holy Moly is a four piece American cowpunk band from Fort Worth, Texas. The band is the brainchild of frontman Joe Rose and guitarist Danny Weaver. The two have played together for the past six years, and they started Holy Moly in 2005. Shortly after the forming they released their self-titled first LP, "Holy Moly." The record garnered attention in DFW and beyond affording them the opportunities to play a multitude of shows across Texas while building a grassroots fan base every step of the way.

That fan base included a number of talented musicians, two of which joined the band in time to record the second album, "Drinkin' Druggin' and Lovin'". The addition of Jeremy Hull on upright bass and Joe Carpenter on drums kicked the songs into high gear, and "Drinkin' Druggin' and Lovin'" was voted Album of the Year in the Fort Worth Music Awards.

In 2009 Holy Moly took their special brand of mayhem on the road, touring through Texas and Louisiana. In the summer of 2009 Holy Moly hopped the pond and spent three weeks playing Belgium and Holland with Surfing Airlines productions. Time on the road lead to more new songs, and upon their return to the States Holy Moly recorded and released their third album, "Clickity Clack", a raucous collection of high-energy tunes that features even tighter arrangements and more of Joe Rose's signature storytelling lyrics. The enthusiastic reception lead to bigger shows playing in front of bigger crowds, with Holy Moly opening for bands like Bowling For Soup and Flickerstick.

It's these audiences that help define Holy Moly's identity. Shows are bombastic, goofy, and fun for everyone. Holy Moly's lyrics weave a mysterious montage of zombies, one legged adulterers, and all the alcohol and drugs a healthy young person can handle. It's rock and roll in its most honest form with a honky tonk needle helping it slide right into your heart and soul. What's this needle, you might ask? This needle is the vehicle in which HM inserts its message, wraps it up and then lets it roll out all over the listener's car stereo or beer drenched bar stool.

A sprinkle of punk, a dash of country, a breath of blues and whole lot of rock 'n roll. Fans of old country can dance right next to punk kids in Misfits tee shirts at a Holy Moly show, and everyone has a good time.
Jetta in the Ghost Tree
Jetta in the Ghost Tree
Brandin Lea (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Abi Abel (Keys, Vocals), Eric Webb (Guitar, Keys, Vocals), Frank Ocampo (Bass), Joe Carpenter (Drums)

From the streets of Fort Worth, Texas, indie psych rock quintet Jetta in the Ghost Tree has emerged with an undeniable mission: make good music. They have quickly caught the attention of Erv Karwelis, owner and president of Idol Records (Est. 1993) and signed to the label in November 2014.
Formed by Brandin Lea, former songwriter and frontman of Flickerstick, and two of his close friends Eric Webb (guitar, piano, vocals) and Frank Ocampo (bass) in mid 2013 and later acquiring the talent of Abi Abel (keys, vocals) and Joe Carpenter (percussion), Jetta in the Ghost Tree has molded their sound into something hauntingly welcoming. Their atmospheric tones, dreary, poly-harmonic melodies and entertaining lives shows earned them a quick nomination for Best New Artist for the 2014 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards.
Jetta in the Ghost Tree will be touring in support of their debut album, Clandestine Vol. 1, recorded at accomplished producer and songwriter Taylor Tatsch’s (Orbans, Gollay) AudioStyles Studios in Colleyville, Texas. The band is currently in the midst of completing Clandestine Vol. 2, which will follow the March 2015 release of Clandestine Vol. 1.
For more information about the up and coming Jetta in the Ghost Tree, find them on FaceBook or visit IdolRecords.com.
Cut Throat Finches
Cut Throat Finches
Cut Throat Finches are a rock band from Fort Worth, Texas. Comprised of Sean Russell on vocals, Taylor Tatsch on guitar, Jack Martinez on bass, and Shance Ryan Bentham on drums. They receive healthy radio play and local press, multiple appearances on local TV & radio programs, and the band's lead singer was nominated in the "Best Male Vocalist" category by local press. Energetic performers with deep local musical roots, citing primary influence from local music peers in Ft Worth area, as well as from a diverse segment of national artists such as The Avett Brothers, Son Volt, and The Old 97's. The band was officially formed in 2015 after they had released two full length albums in the US under Russell's name, and have just released a new EP called "Rabbit" which was launched in 2014 on Ch 8's Good Morning Texas. The Cut Throat Finches are a band of pedigree'd pro's currently working in the studio to complete a third full length LP which will be available on vinyl only. Yes, vinyl.
Royal Sons
Royal Sons
Genre
Tx bred psychedelic rock n' roll.

Members
Blake Parish
Chad Beck
Johnny McConlogue
Javier Garza
Marcus Gonzales

Hometown
DFW TX

Record Label
DO FOR IT RECORDS

About
Tx bred psych rock, like a knife fight at a Mexican sex party.
Dead Vinyl
Dead Vinyl
Reagan James
Reagan James
R&B singer-songwriter Reagan James, thrust into the national spotlight in 2014 as a Top 10 artist on NBC's The Voice combines soulful melody with contagious beats in her growing catalog of original music.

Her latest studio release "Have a Nice Day" (January 2016) is the first of many steps in James' post-The Voice career, allowing the young artist to establish a new identity all her own. "Have a Nice Day" is yet another striking exhibition of James' lyrical prowess and melodic genius—gifts that were discovered by countless fans via her first studio release "Remedy" (October 2013). A year in the making, the new album is the result of hundreds of hours of musical study and an overall broadening of her worldview. In her own words, "The lyrics of these songs are simply a letter to everyone who hears them; enjoy, and have a nice day."

Don't miss the opportunity to catch a live show with this emerging artist, and see why multi-platinum producer Pharrell Williams gleamed, "The swagger she has is amazing; it's addictive to watch."
Venue Information:
Lola's Trailer Park
2736 W 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
http://www.lolassaloon.com/