Fort Worth 420 presented by The Fort Worth Weekly

Fort Worth 420 presented by The Fort Worth Weekly

Friday · April 20th

4:00 pm


Quaker City Night Hawks
Quaker City Night Hawks
Quaker City Night Hawks' brand of hard rock n' roll is bred from Texas boogie, Memphis soul and heavy blues. Their music is southern rock right out of '75, played with the fervor of a sermon crackling out of the radio in a '68 Lincoln. They're the whiskey bottle you finished Saturday night and the prayer you said the next morning. Like a country gunshot on a humid night and your first illicit beer, Quaker City Night Hawks are the spirit of rock n' roll. Come shake your hips.
Sally Majestic
Sally Majestic
Rather, Sally Majestic's music is a melodic and approachable blend of alternative pop/rock, punk, and reggae. Formed in 2001, Sally Majestic is hardly the only alterna-rock combo that has been inspired by Jamaican sounds. The music of Sally Majestic is at once both challenging and engaging, and can be described as The Police meets Weezer. And while The Police and Weezer have a more polished sound, Sally Majestic tends to favor a rawer, more rugged approach.
Calliope Musicals
To label Calliope Musicals a band might be selling them short, because—while the six-piece group's primary medium is music—their live show is an auditory, visual and genuinely transportive experience.

The group's roots date back to 2009, when frontwoman Carrie Fussell and guitarist Matt Roth began playing head shops around town. Soon Fussell's boyfriend, now husband, Josh Bickley joined the band on drums (a choice they made hesitantly, for fear of "Fleetwood Mac drama"), and—with the addition of Craig Finkelstein, Andrew Vizzone and Chris Webb—the trio transformed into a six-person musical tribe.

While the band describes their style as psychedelic party folk, the actual sound—a harmonious blend of drums, guitar, bass, a hybrid instrument known as a xylosynth and Fussell's powerful voice—is hard to define and varies substantially by song. What is consistent, however, is the element of storytelling that courses through every track in the Calliope catalogue.

"Our music centers around a certain energy more than a certain style," the perpetually barefoot Fussell says. "We'll do rock, then dance-y disco, then some slow sit-down [songs]. At the end of the day, it feels like the music revolves around imagination and adventure more than it does a specific type of music."

But lyrics and sound aside, perhaps the most captivating aspect of the group's show is the integration of props. During most performances, beaming audience members can be found swaying with sparklers, bouncing with balloons, and singing along while waving cardboard signs hand-crafted from Shiner Bock boxes—all handed out by animal-costume-attired friends of the band. (Calliope has also been known to wield a confetti canon, to the chagrin of bar-backs everywhere.)

It's these extra touches that encourage more crowd interaction and involvement than you're likely to find almost anywhere else, making for a truly magical performance.

"The vibe we want to create is the feeling that the audience is part of the creative process and part of the performance," says Fussell. "I think we always just hope that people leave our show feeling empowered and inspired—like they can do anything."

- Sam Sumpter, TRIBEZA
Royal Sons
Royal Sons
Tx bred psychedelic rock n' roll.

Blake Parish
Chad Beck
Johnny McConlogue
Javier Garza
Marcus Gonzales


Record Label

Tx bred psych rock, like a knife fight at a Mexican sex party.
Shadows of Jets
Shadows of Jets
This is a rock n' roll outfit from Dallas/Fort Worth. It is made up of Taylor Tatsch, Graham Smith, Kenny Hollingsworth, and Mike Ratliff.
Dead Vinyl
Dead Vinyl
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.
Venue Information:
Lola's Trailer Park
2736 W 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107