Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival, Pinkish Black, The Me-Thinks, Huffer, FOGG, Lion Eye Band

Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival

Pinkish Black

The Me-Thinks

Huffer

FOGG

Lion Eye Band

Saturday · June 24th - Sunday · June 25th

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

$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.
Pinkish Black
Pinkish Black
The early history of experimental duo PINKISH BLACK is as mournful and tumultuous as the band's music. The Fort Worth, TX band originally formed in 2005 as a threepiece doom/jazz project known as The Great Tyrant, but The Great Tyrant never got the chance to release any music – in February 2010, midway through a battle with technical problems, the band's bassist Tommy Atkins tragically committed suicide, bringing the album's recording and production processes to a halt.

After Atkins's passing, remaining members Jon Teague (drums/synths) and Daron Beck (vocals/synths/ keyboards) set out to redefine current conceptions of heavy music with an unorthodox and forward-thinking synth- driven approach, furthering the work they had started with The Great Tyrant. The band, now a duo, changed their name to PINKISH BLACK in 2010, and released their self-titled debut that same year on Handmade Birds. Pinkish Black was critically acclaimed, as was the band's 2013 follow-up on Century Media, Razed to the Ground. In its review of the former, Pitchfork called PINKISH BLACK "a band that exudes promise," while Stereogum called the latter album "an absolute stunner."

Since Razed to The Ground, PINKISH BLACK have solidified both their confidence and their direction – they signed to Relapse in December 2014, and have steadily refined their songwriting and style over the course of the last two years. Though usually associated most closely with the metal scene, PINKISH BLACK have demonstrated an unflinching capacity to dip their toes in all sorts of disparate musical markets, from doom metal and industrial to post-punk and no-wave.

October 2015 will see the release of PINKISH BLACK's newest opus, Bottom of the Morning,a 7-track dark music journey that runs the full gamut of influences PINKISH BLACK have touched on in the past as well as many new experimentations added to their palette. From the gothic, horror-movie-esque organ intro of opener "Brown Rainbow" to the wistful, fuzzed-out conclusion of final track "The Master Is Away," Bottom of the Morning is simultaneously dark and catchy, dissonant and melodic, smothering audiences with heavy layers of distorted, repressive gloom that still end up as earworms despite their pessimism. It's as if Scott Walker and John Carpenter were having a bad acid trip with the Melvins, or if someone dipped PINKISH BLACK's ambling, psyched-out space-rock influences in a vat of molten iron. Recorded at Echo Lab Studios in Argyle, TX by Matthew Barnhart and mastered by James Plotkin (Cave In, Electric Wizard), Bottom of the Morning stands to see PINKISH BLACK affirm themselves as one of the most interesting and far-thinking experimental duos currently active.
The Me-Thinks
The Me-Thinks
Self-Proclaimed as "Fort Worth's Shittiest Band"
The Me-Thinks doth protest too much We-Thinks.
Ray an the boys never fail to deliver!
Huffer
Huffer
Alcohol fueled garage rock from Fort Worth, Texas
FOGG
FOGG
fuzzed out proto metal bummer rock

FORT WORTH TX
Lion Eye Band
Lion Eye Band
Lion Eye is a seamless blend of two of the most influential genres of modern music: Reggae/Dancehall and Hip Hop/Rap. Born from the absolute hunger to create music: Lion Eye's lead vocalists Giggy, Dru B Shinin', and Young Zeus came together to create an unstoppable, unrepeatable sound, by adding and improving their own unique strengths. Having been the engineer and drummer for local acts Dru B Shinin', and Mount Olympus, Paul "Giggy" Gordon (originally from Kingston, Jamaica) wanted to create a movement that would be heard around the world. He enlisted the talents of Dru B Shinin' and Young Zeus to embark on a journey to make meaningful music, that was a mix of their own native tongue and cultures. Now, with the addition of Paul Garza (bass), Josh Vandenburg (Lead Guitar), Sam Rude (Rhythm Guitar), Blaq Ron (drums), and Shayla Sweetz (back up vocals), Lion Eye is a true live music experience not to be missed. Follow @LionEyeBand on twitter to keep up with the progress.
Venue Information:
Lola's Saloon
2736 W 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
http://www.lolassaloon.com/