Joined Nov. 7, 2012
7 months, 1 week agowadewoodford's comment on:
Caroline... First of all we aren't talking about recording albums, or the money these artists decide to spend to make that possible. If these artists depended on non alcoholic venues to play in, these artists wouldn't even fancy the idea of recording an album. And you obviously are incompetent in your claims as an all knowing expert who is experienced regarding this subject. How many non alcoholic music venues are out there? Not only in Ft Worth, but ANYWHERE. The sad, but realistic truth to all of this, is that no one will pay that $20 as a cover charge to watch local music unless they get more than than just music. Which is why they always have been ok with paying a $5-$10 cover on top of a $30 bar tab. And guess what?....They always will. If I'm wrong on that, then tell me where there is such a venue that is still in business killing all of these birds with that one stone. Do you think movie theaters would be as successful, popular, and abundantly accesible if they didn't charge $5 for a pack of milk duds? That answer I can promise you is "NO". With that being said, it would not only conpromise, but totally cripple the film industry. I'm not saying you aren't truthful when boasting your expertise and experience regarding this topic. What I am saying is that my expertise and experience goes much further than your claims regarding this topic I promise. In addition, mine seem to obviously be more current and up to date to accurately identify what realistically make these wheels go round. I would be more than willing to have my views backed by the musicians themselves, and the venue owners that I work with who I have close relationships with in order to show you that I'm not alone. It is what it is. Because of this being what puts food on my table, it's obvious that you are out of date with the current reality of the industry. I'm not rebutting against what I want or where I feel like things should be. I'm simply stating what is real. Not what was real whenever you are claiming, but what is real NOW. I wish you the best in leading the revolution that is responsible for changing all of that without compromising the live music scene whatsoever. If you shall succeed, I will be there with you in that transformation. Best of luck.
7 months, 2 weeks agowadewoodford's comment on:
Caroline, in regards to your comment "are you mainly supporting music, or are you supporting Anheuser Busch"..... You obviously do not understand the music industry and/or the business side of the music venues who allow these artists to be heard. Unfortunately, these artists cannot solely rely on their passion for music alone to provide the income for them to drive to the gig, replace/repair instruments, and so on. With that said, let's not regret to mention still having bills to pay and putting food on the table. It takes money. I personally, along with many other music lovers wish that this reality wasn't so. But without the adequate amount in revenue needed for these venues to keep their doors open, these bands not only don't get paid, they don't get to play. Many of these artists' income for a particular gig is dependent upon the cover charge and/or revenue of what the venue brings in. And we all know that alcohol generates revenue. It all comes full circle. So if you want to look at it as either supporting music itself, or supporting alcohol, instead look at it from a realistic standpoint. It's a basic food chain scenario. So if anything, you should be thanking Anheuser Busch for not only supporting artists, but making it even possible for them to be heard.
7 months, 2 weeks agowadewoodford's comment on:
Below is a list of NON "billy bobs/stockyards" bands that played in Fort Worth in 2 music festival that occurred in the last 4 months. These bands also frequent the multitude of live music venues in fort worth that are currently known for their indie and non-country reputation. You can ALWAYS catch many of these bands and other similar artists any night of the week in Fort Worth. This music scene is already well established in Fort Worth, and contiunes to grow rapidly in order to accommodate what the article above fails to accurately convey.
Here is the list:
Burning Hotels, Pinkish Black, Stella Rose, The Hanna Barbarians, The Phuss, The Apache 5, Telegraph Canyon, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Luke Wade & No Civilians, Tim Halperin, Scott Copeland, Brenna Manzare & The Proper Husbands, Quaker City Night Hawks, Holy Moly, The Will Callers, Foxtrot Uniform, The Frisky Disco, Rotten Roots, Skeleton Coast, Calhoun, Secret Ghost Champion, Madràs, Mills & Co., We the Sea Lions, War Party, Beauxregard, Vorvon, The Pajammas FTW, Stoogeaphilia, Doom Ghost, Josh Weathers & The True+Endeavors, Gunga Galunga, Pablo & The Hemphill 7, Dru B Shinin’, D-Snacks, Kyeyote, KatsüK, Alan, The Cosmic Trigger, Jefferson Colby, Keegan McInroe, Gonzo City, Derek Larson & The Leavers, Cleanup, Sally Majestic, My Wooden Leg, Joshua Irwin, Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers ,CLindby, Sons of Fathers, Wheeler Brothers, Hudson Moore, Hayes Carll, MyNameIsJohnMichael, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Supersuckers, Reverend Horton Heat, Oh Whitney, Peterson Brothers Band, The Southern Renaissance, Soul Track Mind, The Relatives, Gunga Galunga, The Cush, Air Review, Telegraph Canyon, Charles Bradley, Dr Dog