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ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I don’t know if these two bands, one local and one touring, have ever played together before, but after their gig together Friday night at Shipping & Receiving (201 S. Calhoun St., 817-343-6393), they should more ofte...


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North Texans, Rally Around this Exhibit

ANTHONY MARIANI
Art in the Metroplex, one of the oldest (almost-)annual open-call visual art shows in the state, is recommended viewing for any loud and proud North Texan. The art from Tarrant, Dallas, and 17 surrounding counties, and it’s m...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Marc Ford is doing Americana right. It’s melodic and dynamic rather than boring or so self-serious it makes you want to smash the nearest acoustic guitar you can find. The former lead guitarist for the Black Crowes has ju...


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Study Examines Moms, Cell Phones, and Baby

LAURIE JAMES
A University of North Texas doctoral student noted something interesting in the way parents are interacting with their children. More properly stated, over several days at several venues, Cory Kildare observed how parents appea...



(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall brought the music to the masses Sunday.

Double Shot of Chamber Music

EDWARD BROWN
Late Sunday evening, the independent coffeehouse Avoca Coffee, on the Near Southside, provided the casual (and great-smelling) backdrop for The Hall Ensemble’s first and only public performance this fall. Cellist Karen Hall a...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Not as many hot commodities or touring headliners are participating in Lolaspalooza this year, chiefly because of the namesake club will be more than doubling in size soon (“Lola’s Doubles Up,” Oct. 15), but this year...



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Remembering Bo Powell

ANTHONY MARIANI
One thing’s for certain: Bo Powell lived a full life. Though best known as a painter and muralist, Powell, who died Wednesday night at home at the age of 74, also worked as a roughneck, radio DJ, train conductor, long-haul tr...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Has anyone mentioned that chill electronic dance music is the new yacht rock? Most of the lyrics (if there are any) are lovey-dovey, and if you trade the turntables and synths for guitars and pianos, you’ve got early Kenn...



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Free Lyft from DrinkedIn

STEVE STEWARD
Did you know that “Blogger Relations Representative” is an actual job? Did you also know that bloggers apparently require the sort of careful, fawning engagement normally reserved for foreign dignitaries? What a world we li...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Shonen Knife used to be my favorite band –– for a minute. Not long after the all-female Japanese trio that formed in 1981 arrived with a bang into my world about a decade later, bassist Michie Nakatani, frontwoman Naoko...