Fort Worth's 1919 Hemphill may not be old enough to hang with the cool kids who can buy music with the "Parental Warning" stickers on them. However, they still can attract the attention of bands and musicians who need a welcoming place to play.
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The performance art space opened its doors back in 2002, running purely on private donations and volunteer support. Eleven years later, those doors are still wide open and the space is still filled with people looking to put their finger on the pulse of the local music scene. Tonight, they celebrate that anniversary with a special two-day series of live shows.
Friday's show will feature an all "hardcore and metal" lineup with Humanerror, The Sentenced, Big Fiction, Pulled Under, Night Crimes, Deadtooth and downpour followed by a "Poppy/Twinkly Stuff" show on Saturday with New Science Projects, Innards, Two Knights, Not Half Bad, Half Truths, Anger House, Genius Party and I'm Clark Kent. The shows will also offer "new merch" to raise money for the space as part of their annual fundraiser as well as many other "funtivities" that are still in the works.More »