Hearsay: Wednesday, June 08, 2005
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More Music Awards Crap

Sorry, kinfolk. But until Music Awards is over later this month, we’re gonna have to keep talking about it — a lot is happening. This year’s showcase is still Sunday, June 19, at the Ridglea Theater (6025 Camp Bowie Blvd., FW; 817-738-9500), and the bands slated to play the main stage are still the Old 97’s, Collin Herring, Pablo and the Hemphill 7, A-Hummin’ Acoustical Acupuncture, and a perennial Music Awards fave whose name we can’t disclose but whose alt-rock hits you like a locomotive named after a breed of arachnid. In the time leading up to the event, we here at the paper will continue holding pre-Music Awards showcase parties at clubs across town. (A pre-party is just a gig by a nominee that two or three of us Weekly employees attend, our arms weighed down with blank ballots and writing implements, and commence to essentially shaming clubgoers into voting.) We’ve had two pre-parties already, at the White Elephant Beer Garden and the Moon, and they’ve made for a study in contrasts. According to a couple of Weekly volunteers, the Beer Garden gig — featuring a performance by a nominee for best “Country & Western,” Phil Pritchett — brought a crowd, all right. About two dozen strong. Thing is, most of ’em were visiting from South Africa. (!) They didn’t know their Best FWends from their Fwickerstick. Expectedly, we didn’t collect a lot of votes. (Sorry, Phil!) Much unlike the previous Friday, when Darth Vato — a nominee for best “Live Band” — played the Moon. The place was jam-packed, and the trio’s indelible lazy-day ska/reggae had the crowd doing that “Jump Around” thing. With the help of two intrepid Weekly volunteers, we managed to corral a boatload of ballots. As I said last week, they keep piling in, but we need more. We want every person with any sort of connection to the local music scene, however tenuous, to speak his or her voice. The nominees deserve no less. At the moment, the only scheduled pre-party on the boards is Fri., at the Aardvark (2905 W. Berry St., FW; 817-926-7814). Multi-multi-nominated band Coma Rally will perform, along with Southpaw Preachers, Jeremy Scott Echols, and Oliver Future, the biggest draw in Fort Worth even though they’re from ... Austin. Have you voted yet?


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