2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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War Party

Friday, March 18
7:00PM - 7:40PM

BD Riley's
204 E 6th St


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It takes a lot of nerve to use a word like “party” in one’s band name anymore. Fortunately for Fort Worth-bred garage rockers, War Party, audacity is in no short supply.

Since 2011, the retro-minded, punk-leaning lot have used a mix of skuzzy guitars, horns and a dirty organ to wage a two-front war on the music world: on the road, where they’ve spent relentlessly hitting both coasts with like-minded acts like Dallas’ Sealion, and at home, where War Party has been named “Best Punk Band” by the Fort Worth Weekly, and where members of the band have helped foster Fort Worth’s emerging DIY scene through the Lo-Life Recordings label they founded and the Dreamy Life Records brick-and-mortar shop they help run.

A solid mix of garage rock, surf-pop, post punk and Smith’s manic musings on life. “To Lov...

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