As we here at FWN shift gears from Fortress Festival back to the local scene we cherish so, let's turn our attention to this weekend and the awesomeness that is Brainhole Fest.
Seriously, this is likely the largest collection of local talent ever assembled in one place. Sammy Kidd, he of local rock squad Mean Motor Scooter, stands as the guilty party responsible for all this fun.
The Fest starts this Friday at Lola's where it runs throughout the entire weekend.
This past December something caught my eye as I cruised along my FB feed...
I have always been a fan of Mean Motor Scooter, so anything in their orbit and you can go ahead and consider me interested.
A couple of months went by and I had nearly forgotten about Brainhole Fest. Then this status bomb hit with a headline that read "3 Days. 30 Bands."
OMGeez folks, this Kidd don't play! 30 bands?!!?
For those that know me, I did my fair share of booking back in the day, so believe me when I say that coordinating an event of this magnitude is quite the undertaking. Big-time kudos to Kidd and co. for pulling it off.
Brainhole Fest is an extension of Brainhole Tapes, a new record label recently started by Kidd. If you scope out their page you'll find this excerpt from their bio:
"Brainhole Tapes was founded by Sammy Kidd to establish a way for DFW artists to get their music heard."
At FWN we can completely relate to Kidd's intentions for the new label. We started this website to create another outlet for Fort Worth bands to be heard... period.
We are not paid for this, we do not write advertorials. Not familiar with advertorials you say?
Now that you know the definition, maybe you will even be able to spot them out in the wild!
Anywho, getting back on track here; we wanted to honor Kidd's cause at Brainhole Tapes by embedding a song from every single Brainhole Fest artist. This was the most direct approach we could think up to further Kidd's efforts + get you hype for the weekend's festivities.
Before we get to that, we'd like to give one final shout out to Kidd and everyone that's helped make this event happen.
Enough of the chit-chattin' ...
FWN Proudly Presents: The Brainhole Fest lineup in audio format !!!
Day 1 - Friday, May 5th
Jeremiah Jackson - 5pm
Signals and Alibis - 6pm
Better Now - 7pm
Hen and the Cocks - 8pm
Kyoto Lo-Fi -9pm
Bellringer - 10pm
The Sex RYNOS - 11pm
The Phantom Sensation - Midnight
Day 2 - Saturday, May 6th
Chillamundo (newly formed band, tunes coming out soon) - 2pm
Caliche Burnout - 3pm
The Confounded - 4pm
House Fire Syndrome - 5pm
The Infamists - 6pm
Dead Words - 7pm
Blands - 8pm
Telemegasounds - 9pm
Dead Mockingbirds - 10pm
I Happy Am - 11pm
Henry the Archer - Midnight
Day 3 - Sunday, May 7th
The Prof. Fuzz 63 - 2pm
Satellite Dream - 3pm
The Fibs - 4pm
Teenage Sexx - 5pm
VVOES - 6pm
Dome Dwellers - 7pm
Picnic Lightning - 8pm
Loafers - 9pm
Sealion - 10pm
War Party - 11pm
Mean Motor Scooter - Midnight
about the word writer person:
Prewitt Scott-Jackson writes Dad poetry & short fiction when he's not hyping and typing for Fort Worth Noise. His writing can be found in Ghost City Press (New York), Five 2 One Magazine (Los Angeles), and Sick Lit Magazine (Texas), among others. He prefers short walks on the beach because – and I quote – “It’s really hard to walk on sand.”