Subject:

Carter Albrecht

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Giveaway: Three Pairs of Tickets to Tomorrow's Rooney Show at the Granada Theater

    Last year, when Rooney came through town for a gig at the Granada Theater, we learned that the Los Angeles-based band actually had some close ties to Dallas. Drummer Ned Brower, an SMU alum, considered the late Carter Albrecht a mentor of his and was so struck by Albrecht's death that he wrote (and ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Carter Albrecht's Dad Explains Why, Two Years Later, He and His Wife are Suing Pfizer

    Carter Albrecht​Yesterday in Dallas federal court, Carter Albrecht's parents, Ken and Judy, finally sued Pfizer, claiming that its smoking-cessation drug Chantix played a "direct and proximate" role in Carter's shooting death almost two years ago to the day. The Albrechts have long considered suin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Two Years After Albrecht's Death, FDA Forces "Mental Health Events" Chantix Warning

    To this day, people still post comments to the September 4, 2007, Unfair Park item concerning the smoking-cessation drug Chantix and its troubling effect on users. Andrea Grimes wrote the piece because Sorta's Carter Albrecht and his girlfriend had begun using the Pfizer-made medicine shortly before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Last Night's Carter Albrecht CD Release Show Filled the Granada with Fans and Friends

    Hal SamplesTrey Carmichael of Sorta performs at the Granada Thursday night.Check out more photos by Hal Samples in our slideshow.Last night a steadily growing crowd kept the Granada staff on its hospitable feet as well-wishers, friends and music lovers in general (and yeah, a news crew or two) celeb ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Carter Albrecht Was Ready For His Close Up

    Hal Samples Carter Albrecht I was not ready to do this. For a couple of weeks, I've tried to mentally prepare myself to write a proper story about Carter Albrecht's Jesus is Alive... and Living in London, the recently-released solo album that he was in the process of finishing at the time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008
  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    Kinda Sorta

    Just more than a year after Carter Albrecht was killed, Sorta releases its final disc—as its members grapple with how to properly present it

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    A Sorta-Sentimental Piece On Sorta From PopMatters

    Smile, guys! You should be sorta pleased about this. (Mike Fuentes) PopMatters.com, the same people responsible for the exhaustive Salim Nourallah we linked to, um, back in April (for those of you scoring at home), bring us a much more concise take on Sorta's upcoming self-titled fifth disc today, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Some Notes On Last Night's Carter Albrecht Memorial; Also: A Retrospective From Sarah Hepola

    Soon to be seen above Dada's entrance. Have to say I felt a little out of place at the Carter Albrecht memorial show at Club Dada last night. Don't get me wrong; it was an affecting, cathartic evening--even for me, someone who just said he felt out of place at the event--but I couldn't help but fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Be There: Carter Albrecht Memorial Show At Club Dada Tonight

    Tonight, starting at nine o'clock at Club Dada, Salim Nourallah, Chris Holt and countless other prominent area (and returning) musicians who knew and loved Carter Albrecht (full line-up after the jump) will be hosting and performing at a special one-year anniversary memorial show for their fallen-bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Sorta Sets CD Release Show Date In Support Of New, Self-Titled Effort

    It’s been a tough last couple of years for the members of Sorta. First, was the painful loss of member Carter Albrecht. Then the departure of Ward Williams to the bright lights of Nashville and Music Row. But, alas good news is finally coming out of the Sorta camp: They will have a CD release pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Sorta Offers A Taste Of Its Upcoming Release On Myspace Stream

    So I meant to post this earlier in the day but, alas, we were facing server problems all morning long. Hence the fact that all of our posts today came after three o'clock this afternoon. Sorry about that. Anyway... Looks like the new Sorta disc--the posthumous Carter Albrecht release and the band's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    As FAA Bans Pilots and Others From Taking Chantix, Further Proof the Drug Has "Safety Problems"

    As long as there are stories about the dangers associated with the smoking-cessation drug Chantix, there will be references to Carter Albrecht, who was on the drug the night he was shot to death on September 3. Take, for instance, this story from the Los Angeles Times posted this afternoon, about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Suicidal Tendencies: Or, a New York Writer Takes Chantix

    Carter Albrecht's name pops up several times in an article in the new issue of New York magazine -- not surprising, as the piece is headlined, "This Is My Brain on Chantix." At first, writer Derek de Koff shrugs off the theory that Pfizer's smoking cessation drug had something to do with Albrecht's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Pfizer No Longer Ruling Out Chantix Side Effects: "Depression and Suicidal Behavior"

    As Unfair Park's become something of a Chantix message board in recent months, following the death of Carter Albrecht and bandmate Danny Balis' assertion that the smoking-cessation drug might have had something to do with his altered state that night, it's only fitting three different Friends have s ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007

    Dallas-Related Videos To Watch With Your Eyes

    So, whadya wanna see: the assistant band director from Lake Dallas High School tackling a "streaking" student from The Colony High School before their teams played last Friday night? Or how about a woman recounting the legend of the Lady of the Lake? Or maybe some cheerleaders root-root-rooting for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Weekend Recap: Draknastula, Albrecht, Modern Art

    Poet Michael McConnell becomes Draknastula at Dan's Silverleaf. (Melanie Gomez)If you're a little hungover, suffering from the early flu bug (damn near everyone in our office has dealt with it already) or just bummed to be sitting at your desk, DC-9 is happy to help you relive the weekend. Pre-Hall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Digging Deep Holes for the Future

    Those who missed the Carter Albrecht Memorial concert Saturday night at the Granada Theater -- and there were not many who did; it was packed with old friends and familiar faces -- will find it a copy of the show, in its entirety, beginning tomorrow on Pegasus News' site. You will be able to purchas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007

    A Month Later, Carter Albrecht's Chantix Use Is Now a National Cautionary Tale

    Every day, at least one person posts a comment to our first item about Chantix, the smoking-cessation drug that is being blamed, at least partially, for Carter Albrecht's violent behavior on the morning of September 3. Since Albrecht's band mate and house mate Danny Balis first mentioned the drug, t ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Myth of Sid

    Will we remember Carter Albrecht, Darin Archer as they were?

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    A Last Waltz? We Hope Not.

    Right click to view and enlarge the flier for the October 20 concert. Yesterday, DC9 at Night posted the roster for the Carter Albrecht Memorial concert, scheduled to take place October 20 at the Granada Theater: Sorta, the Old 97’s, The Slack, Salim Nourallah, the Drams, Junky Southern and other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Taking the Chantix Story National

    WFAA-Channel 8's Janet St. James Thanks to the several Friends of Unfair Park, including Uncle Barky, who've pointed out that on Wednesday, WFAA-Channel 8 medical reporter Janet St. James's story about Carter Albrecht and the smoking-cessation drug Chantix, which features an interview with Albrecht' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Celebrating Carter

    Ryann Rathbone and Carter Albrecht A co-working Friend of Unfair Park sends word that tonight at 10 p.m., WFAA-Channel 8 will have an interview with Ryann Rathbone, Carter Albrecht's girlfriend, about the events leading up to his death two weeks ago today. Apparently, ads promoting the segment have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    Interview with Carter Albrecht's Girlfriend on TV Tonight

    Our buddies at Unfair Park tipped us off that WFAA-Channel 8 will air an interview with Carter Albrecht's girlfriend Ryann Rathbone at 10 p.m. tonight. She'll talk about the events leading up to his death two weeks ago. -- Chelsea Ide

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Hugging It Out

    The members of Sorta have requested we pass along this info for those who knew Carter Albrecht or just wish they had: Tonight at 8 p.m., there will be an informal get-together at Kitchen 1924 on Abrams Parkway in Lakewood; it's easy to find. Folks will gather "to hug and remember Carter," says the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    FDA Looking Into Carter Albrecht's "Case"

    I just got off a plane in Toronto, for the Toronto International Film Festival, only to find in my inbox a link to this piece from a New York Times blog today about Carter Albrecht's death and the possible cause of his uncharacteristically violent behavior on Monday morning. This is the graph that s ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Strange and Sad but True

    Dallas struggles with the sudden, bizarre death of Carter Albrecht

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    A Farewell from His Friends

    Disturbing news updates set aside, friends of slain Sorta multi-instrumentalist and singer Carter Albrecht gathered at the Barley House last night. After waiting out the ruckus-raising revelers from the SMU-Texas Tech game, a crowd of mourners grew steadily from 8:30 p.m. on, in spite of the glaring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    A Day Later, More Questions Than Answers

    This morning, friends of Carter Albrecht's are dividing their time between mourning the musician and searching for answers -- just what happened in the wee hours yesterday that led to Albrecht's being shot by a man who believed he was trying to kick down his door and break into his home? This mornin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Chantix, Psychotic?

    By now, many of you have probably read the MySpace bulletin from Carter Albrecht's bandmate, Sorta bassist Danny Balis, about the passing of his best friend. In it, Balis mentions the prescription stop-smoking drug Chantix, which Albrecht and his girlfriend had recently begun taking. Balis writes: " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    The Funeral is Friday

    Jen Nabb has sent details for Carter Albrecht's funeral, which will take place Friday at 2 p.m. It will be held at Parkway Hills Baptist Church in Plano, between Park Boulevard and Parker Road off the Dallas North Tollway. And Carter's mother has said "everybody" is welcome to attend. --Robert Wilon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Beautiful Memories of a Beautiful Guy

    You really should stop what you're doing right now and read former Dallas Observer music editor Sarah Hepola's essay about Carter Albrecht. Because she perfectly captures the Carter everyone knew, even if they barely knew him at all: Around the time I moved to New York, Carter started playing with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2007
  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Misunderstood

    Obscurity, delays and ill-fitting genre labels: It's just another Strange day for Sorta

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Sayonara, Sparrows

    "We were spinning our wheels, career-wise"

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Sparrows

    Snowflakes (Summer Break)

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Sparrows

    Songs EP (Sidearm Entertainment)

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Sorta Amazing

    Trey Johnson may not be much of a front man, but he's one helluva writer

  • News

    April 17, 2003
  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Kinda Sorta

    Sorta Plays for Lovers, and other musicians, on its debut

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Various Artists

    Sunny Teriyaki Hamburger Breakfast (Summer Break)

  • More >>
Loading...