Blending dub with psychedelia, jazz, rock, and more, Sub Oslo is a sonic experiment that dates back years but is still as fresh-sounding as ever.

The Top 5 Shows

1.) There was a time (circa the early aughts) when a Sub Oslo show at the dearly departed Wreck Room was the hottest ticket in North Texas. Though the mostly Denton band (drummer Quincy Holloway resides in the Fort) hasn’t be...

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Rick Perry Just Killed His (Slim) Chance at Being President

With the lightning-fast way news cycles and political fortunes change nowadays, the 2016 presidential election might as well be a century away. Predictions are pointless, but they’re also free and easy to make, so I’m gonna...

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Top 5 (Non-Local-ish) Shows

1.) For a house party, the 2nd Annual Most Excellent Fest is looking pretty stout. Along with a diverse mix of locals and regionals –– from Fort Worth’s Bummer Vacation, whose Jordan Richardson-produced album should be ou...

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Hard Twist: Brutal, Beautiful Ranch Women

For folks who managed to grow up in cowboy country without learning a thing about ranch life, a hard twist refers to the old-time Manila hemp lariat rope that is tightly twisted or hard twisted. It can also be used to describe ...


TBT’s Swan Lake: Full Bloom

Since taking over Texas Ballet Theater 10 years ago, artistic director Ben Stevenson has presented a wealth of full-length ballets here that he created during his long tenure with the Houston Ballet. One of the most rewarding i...

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Dia De Los Toadies Announces First Bands

Local flavor stands to rule The Toadies’ 7th Annual Dia De Los Toadies. Dallas’ Old 97’s, Somebody’s Darling, and a reunited Pleasant Grove will join Fort Worth’s Quaker City Night Hawks and the festival’s namesake ...

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Fort Worthy Notes

1.) Since last week’s HearSay, a dozen more bands have been confirmed for Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival (4-10 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor, including Lola’s Saloon...


It’s Hard Out There for a Gay Republican

Sigh. For the umpteenth time, the Texas GOP has denied Republican LGBT groups the chance to set up info booths at the state party convention, which will happen next weekend here in Fort Worth. Memo to convention planners: Ignor...


The Top 5 Touring Shows

1.) 97.1 The Eagle’s big show Sunday at Gexa Energy Pavilion (1818 1st St., Dallas, 214-421-1111) features a mess of touring metal acts, including Five Finger Death Punch, Steel Panther, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah (from Da...

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The Amon Carter Screens “Vertigo”

It was never a secret that Alfred Hitchcock had a less than healthy fixation on many of the young, blond, beautiful actresses that he cast as his female leads. Nevertheless, Hitchcock’s reputation as a film professional has b...