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Occupy TCU, Baylor

ANTHONY MARIANI
A lot of folks are upset that the Horned Frogs weren’t invited to the big dance, the inaugural College Football Playoff. Their pain is palpable. TCU went 11-1, their only loss coming on a horrible pass interference call in th...


Ze War Party

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase is Saturday. Taking place at multiple venues in Deep Ellum, it features dozens of acts, including some Fort Worthians –– Son of Stan will headline Club Dada (2720 Elm St., 214-744-3...



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Top 5 Shows: Thanksgiving Edition

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Heaviness will reign on Saturday as two of North Texas’ most thunderous metal acts –– Pinkish Black and Solomon –– perform at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666).           &nb...


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Wendy Davis’ New Memoir: Fearless

EDWARD BROWN
Though once a great hope for the Democratic Party, Wendy Davis may end up being best known as the person who lost to Texas governor-elect Greg Abbott in an election that reflected the national trend of Republican domination and...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) On the plus side, there’s Jacuzzi Boys. The ’60s-disco trio from Miami can be all over the map stylistically but never in a self-indulgent way –– a firm commitment to groove and, perhaps more importantly, melody alw...


TUC will warm ya up.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) So it’s supposed to get down to 32 on Friday. Shouldn’t bother you because you’re a loud, proud, tough-as-nails Texan, right?! That’s what I thought. Glad we’ll see you at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Green Park (1100 Lipsc...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) In the world of metalcore, Norma Jean is one of the biggest acts, having played with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Hatebreed, DragonForce, System of a Down, Lacuna Coil, and more and having been nominated for a Grammy in 20...


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Top 5 Shows

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...



Painting by John Hartley

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...