I Happy Am

10 Questions - Joe Tacke by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

We are purely pickled to have Joe Tacke join us for FWN 10 Questions. You may have seen him around with I Happy Am or Mean Motor Scooter. Look for the premier of a music video for MMS' song Sea Serpent very soon.

Check out Mean Motor Scooter after they return from Arizona, in Denton at Dan’s Silverleaf on April 27th and in Fort Worth at Lola’s May 5th with The Mullens, Kyoto Lo-Fi and Waco's King Country.

https://www.meanmotorscootertx.com/

Image by John Erwin @Bandstalkerfw

Image by John Erwin @Bandstalkerfw

1) With which creatures do you share your quarters?

A cat named Captain Kirk, several unnamed rats and squirrels that come and go as they please.

 

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

Oprah. I called her potential run for president like 10 years ago.

3) What can’t you live without?

Strawberry Starburst flavored Juicy Fruit and Redbull Zero.

4) Most Important Morning After Food?

Used to be Chicken Mini’s until I gave up meat. The El Paso Burger from Spiral Diner gets me there now.

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

A highway stretching to the horizon.

 

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

Build a bridge. I like making shit.

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

I’ve been told my drunken alter ego is a guy named Sanchez. Never met the guy personally.

8) Who’s your favorite Underdog to Root for?

Texas Tech

9) Given the choice to come back as any animal, which one would you choose?

Either a house cat or one of those monkeys that know sign language. I either want to either be left alone or understood.

10) Most important person with the initials MJ from history and why?

Mick Jagger. Because saying Michael Jordan or Jackson seems trite.

Lock Your Doors, Here Cometh Brainhole Fest by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Brainhole Fest show poster - Image via Brainhole Fest FB Event Page

Brainhole Fest show poster - Image via Brainhole Fest FB Event Page

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.

$30 buys you a three-day pass at the door, or single-day tix can be purchased online right here. Full event details can be found here

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.

Pick up your 3-day pass when doors open Friday night at Lola's - Photo via Brainhole Fest FB Event Page

Pick up your 3-day pass when doors open Friday night at Lola's - Photo via Brainhole Fest FB Event Page

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

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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.”

Tonight This Morning by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to Tonight This Morning hosted by John Oliv... I mean, so yea, we may have ripped off their name but only kind of, sort of.

In this space FWN previews the Fort Night ahead so you don't have to.   

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Friday! Friday! Friday! Y'all ready?

Here's a quick look at three good hangs happenin' in Fort Worth tonight.

1. Dreamy Life Happy Hour feat. The Killer Hearts (HOU)

Houston's Killer Hearts journey up the big highway to slay your ventricles (both of them) with a blend of fast & fun punk 'n' roll.

Early show w/ a 6pm start time, full event details here.

btw, THIS IS A FREE SHOW!!

2. I Happy Am, Jesse Gage, Morgan Lindley at Republic Street Bar

We talked about this show earlier this week when we featured I Happy Am's "Pizza Boy" as part of our I Like This Song series.

This is a FREE SHOW, 21+ only.

Music starts at 9pm w/ Morgan Lindley. Full event details here.

3. Responsible Johnny, Fuera D'Servicio, Morty 40 & The Malts, Bullet Machine at The Peppermill Lounge

Apparently they are doing shows at The Peppermill Lounge, which is rad! We like shows.

What's not rad is the fact we just discovered it.

JC Harmon of The Horn Monger Show told FWN they've "Been doing this since August 2016."

He added, "All shows have free food and free pool." 

JC has a pretty punkalicious lineup on tap tonight. Show starts at 9pm, full event details here.

BONUS: Here's a Responsible Johnny music viddy hose to get ya hype for tonight.

Have fun kids!

xoxo,

FWN

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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), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) 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.”

2 Shows, 1 Wednesday Night in Fort Worth by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Steve Gnash: A Man of the People - Photo Credit: Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Steve Gnash: A Man of the People - Photo Credit: Prewitt Scott-Jackson

FWN rolled hard in the Fort last night attending not one, but TWO free shows.

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FORT WORTH NOISE PSA ALERT: Visit Fort Worth (especially when there's two killer free shows whose schedules allow for dual attendance).

Look y'all, I honestly don't think anyone in the 'plex coulda crafted better times on a random Wednesday than we did last night.

Dreamy Life Records hosted an early shindig that kicked off at 7pm with Denver Williams. Unfortunately I just missed Williams, but I did however manage to experience Redeye (ATX) and his emotive voice before I Happy Am dazzled with avant-garde pop art tunes that woulda made Andy Warhol blush. 

I then met up with the rest of the FWN crew (Daniel Daniel, Capt. Beandip, KB & Little C, Uncle Dave, etc.) at The Live Oak midway thru Cody Lynn Boyd's set. ICYMI, we posted about CLB and his song "Freaks Of The Night" earlier this week.

Next up was Dreamy Life's own Steve Gnash. I gotta say, nobody in town puts on a show like the Gnash.

Look, we're no lawyers, but if we were and you asked us to prove it, we'd offer up the following video from last night as our Exhibit A:

Dallas' hard-rocking Dead Mockingbirds finished us off with pounding drums and a feisty, loud sound that shook the Live Oak.

Quite a bit of magic for a weekday if you ask me. What's the ol' saying? 

"On any given Wednesday..."

BONUS: We are still on the hunt to recruit Fort Worth Noise photogs, but in the meantime, we went ahead and iPhone photographed the jam outta this jam! 

Photo gallery below for your visual pleasure (maybe??) - click the thumbnails to enlarge.  

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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), Prairie Schooner (University of Nebraska Press) 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.”