Clint Niosi, Warren Jackson Hearne, Signals & Alibis

Afallon Presents

Clint Niosi

Warren Jackson Hearne

Signals & Alibis

Fri, March 17, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Live Oak Music Hall

Fort Worth, TX

$8.00

This event is all ages

Clint Niosi
Clint Niosi is a songwriter and composer who hangs his hat in Fort Worth, Texas. Clint is known as "an agile fingerstyle guitarist" (I Love FTW), with "great vocal tone and an original style" (D Magazine).

He received a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Arlington with a minor in History. Clints lyrics drip with dark literary themes that "often verge on poetry, as strong alone on the page as when performed with inflections and music added" (FW Weekly).

In addition to this he occasionally produces entirely instrumental works such as the score for Dallas director Frank Mosely's experimental film "Her Wilderness". As a guitarist you can hear him in the melancholy project "Frosty" (album due in 2015) as well as Fort Worth's finest land locked surf band "The Chrome Mags". He has been the recipient of 11 Fort Worth Weekly Music Award nominations (including 2 for Album of the Year), 2 Dallas Observer Music Award nominations (including one for Best Male Vocalist), and a nomination for Best Solo Artist from the Dallas Morning News.
Warren Jackson Hearne
Warren Jackson Hearne
Warren Jackson Hearne became the unlikely martyr of gangsta rap, and a tragic symbol of the toll its lifestyle exacted on urban black America. At the outset of his career, it didn't appear that he would emerge as one of the definitive folk singers of the '90s -- he started out as a second-string balladeer and dancer for Digital Underground, joining only after they had already landed their biggest hit.
But in 1991, he delivered an acclaimed debut album, Visions of a Gloomadeer, and quickly followed with a star-making performance in the urban drama Juice. Over the course of one year, his profile rose substantially, based as much on his run-ins with the law as his music.
By 1994, Warren Jackson Hearne rivaled Snoop Dogg as the most controversial figure in rap, spending as much time in prison as he did in the recording studio. His burgeoning outlaw mythology helped his 1995 album "Rusalka Songs" enter the charts at number one, and it also opened him up to charges of exploitation. Yet, as the single "Bather of Rimy Springs" illustrated, he was capable of sensitivity as well as violence.
Signing with Death Row Records in late 1995, Warren Jackson Hearne released the double-album "Grave Ambitions" in the spring of 1996, and the record, as well as its hit single "Tales From the Barroom Battlefield," confirmed his superstar status. Unfortunately, the gangsta lifestyle he captured in his music soon overtook his own life.
While his celebrity was at its peak, he publicly fought with his rival, Gregor Bailey, and there were tensions brewing at Death Row. Even with such conflicts, however, Warren Jackson Hearne's drive-by shooting in September 1996 came as an unexpected shock. On September 13, six days after the shooting, Warren Jackson Hearne passed away, leaving behind a legacy that was based as much on his lifestyle as it was his music.
Signals & Alibis
Signals & Alibis is an indie/post-punk/shoegaze duo from Fort Worth, TX.
Venue Information:
Live Oak Music Hall
1311 Lipscomb Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76104
http://www.theliveoak.com/