Jesse Gage

10 Questions - Amanda Hand by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions. We are pleased to showcase the quiz responses from Amanda Hand of two-headed fuzz pop dream, Big Heaven

Besides tomorrow's ZineFest at Shipping & Receiving (6p), you can catch them at Tin Panther Friday 3/9 (9p). Amanda will play solo at Grackle Art Gallery 3/24 (7p) as well. Big Heaven will be recording a follow-up to their exquisite EP Strike a Match later this spring. -- LB

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1) With which animals do you share your home?

BB the chihuahua mix and Spencer the pitbull mix. Multiple nameless fish.

2) Most likely Pop Culture Alien Overlord?

The Kardashian/Jenner/West/Whoevers.

3) What can’t you live without?

Music, kindness & coffee

4) Most Important Morning After Food?

Cheese toast

5) Personal Symbol of Freedom?

My band

6) Build a Bridge or Open a Door?

Open a door, to return the favor to those who opened doors for me

7) Super Hero Alter Ego?

Rogue (just don't touch me, ok?)

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

Orange Starburst

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

Shark

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

Mary H. Jones, better known as Mother Jones.

10 Questions Interview - Jesse Gage by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

Welcome to FWN's 10 Questions Interview. We are honored to have Jesse Gage join us today.

Much to our delight Gage released Saudade this past Friday, a Britt Robisheaux/Cloudland-produced EP slam-packed with four ducky Adam Goren-esque punk tracks.

Gage is already working on some new songs for ya, so keep your ears peeled!

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Photo Courtesy of Jesse Gage

Photo Courtesy of Jesse Gage

1. Dogs or Cats? Why?

JG: Dogs. I’m allergic to cats.

2. Aliens. Do they exist?

JG: For sure

3. Drug of choice? (None is not an option btw)

JG: Caffeine. I’m more of an uppers kind of guy.

4. Brown or white gravy? (Neither is not an option btw)

JG: White.

5. Favorite weapon of mass destruction?

JG: Those imaginary ones Iraq was hiding are pretty cool.

6. Favorite marsupial?

JG: Opossums. So misunderstood.

7. Favorite Superhero?

JG: Joaquin Murrieta

8. Did Dez catch it?

JG: For sure

9. When you die, if you were given the choice to come back as any animal, which would you choose?

JG: Bonobo. The ape. Not the musician.

10. The best MJ is: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mike Jones, or Milla Jovovich?

JG: Mike Joooooooneeess

Saudade  Album Cover via Jesse Gage's Bandcamp Page

Saudade Album Cover via Jesse Gage's Bandcamp Page

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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.”

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.”

I Like This Song - I Happy Am's "Pizza Boy" by Prewitt Scott-Jackson

I Like This Song celebrates songs by local bands sans clichéd music journo over-analysis.

The furthest we take the dissection of songs featured here is, well, you guessed it: "I Like This Song." 

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Today's featured song "Pizza Boy" comes from I Happy Am's 2016 LP, The Prophet, The Giant, and The Invisible Man.

BONUS ICYMI CONTENT: Fort Worth Noise caught I Happy Am's set at a Dreamy Life in-store last month, ergo, we encourage you all to obsessively stalk this link for photos and words from our little adventure.

Moving on to this week, I Happy Am headlines a FREE SHOW Friday, March 24th at Republic Street Bar feat. local songwriters Jesse Gage and Morgan Lindley. Music starts at 9pm, full event details posted here.

Now then. As a former 'Pizza Boy' I can tell you - no joke - that once a pizza boy, always a pizza boy.

Screw the ramifications, this song has inspired me! I'm gonna use this opportunity to out the PBB aka The Pizza Boy Brotherhood [insert scary bad guy music here] ...

Look, you never hear about the realest of underground conspirators, right? That's the point of being "underground." All you hear about in the media are flaky amateurs like The Freemasons/The Illuminati, etc.

In the PBB they jump you in by pelting you with a day's worth supply of pepperoni frisbees, offering zero aid in the aftermath save for a cold Ziploc bag of mozzarella to soothe your bruising.

Then they test you via harsh trials such as the "Week-long Work Shifts of Christian Radio Station ONLY While Driving Your Deliveries" challenge and the "Smoke Weed in the Freezer All Day Then No GPS, MAPSCO ONLY During Dinner Rush" challenge. 

Like the Mafia and other conspiring fucks, even if you survive all that, they never let you escape. Yea, sure, you may find a new job but they'll always refer to you as Pizza Dude Emeritus and your card could be pulled in a blink!

Band Photo via I Happy Am's Facebook Page

Band Photo via I Happy Am's Facebook Page

Whew! Feels better, getting it all out there.

Now that I've endangered myself by doxxing the PBB it's time to quickly offer up our seriously professional music analysis regarding this particular song (ya know, before a hit squad rolls up to my porch with an order of Kill This Snitch Pizza hold the pizza).  

I like this song. 

In fact, I like it more than: 

  • cheese likes pepperoni
  • $7 tips
  • receiving marijuana in lieu of tips
  • the Pizza Boy Brotherhood likes to silence their enemies
  • deep dish on a sad day :(
Show Poster Image via Republic Street Bar's FB Event Page

Show Poster Image via Republic Street Bar's FB Event Page

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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.”