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PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON

Jimmy Buffet: A Howlin’ Good Time

STEVE STEWARD
I won’t go as far as to say that last night’s Jimmy Buffet concert at Coyote Drive-In was the best concert of the year. (So far, that distinction goes to the Pinkish Black/Sub Oslo show at Lola’s Saloon last Saturday.) Bu...


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Friday Night Drags at Texas Motor Speedway

JIMMY FOWLER
Watching cars race around a track isn’t particularly my thing, but the appeal is understandable: speed + a roaring crowd + a Texas summer night x a crapload of beer = a sweet adrenaline rush. However, the Texas Motor Speedway...



Tweak Bird: two brothers, lots of fuzz and stomp.

The Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
As you may or may not have heard, the Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival is 4-10 p.m. Sunday at eight venues in the West 7th corridor. Quaker City Night Hawks, Pinkish Black, Son of Stan, Telegraph Canyon, The Longsho...


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Here’s Your Chance To Meet The Harlem Globetrotters

Jeff Prince
Seeing the Harlem Globetrotters perform their bizarre brand of basketball at Will Rogers Memorial Center back in the 1970s was a favorite childhood memory of mine (I still have the ticket stub). Now here’s a chance to get...



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TCU Professor Talks Gay Ministers in “Huffington Post”

JIMMY FOWLER
It’s a supreme irony that Christianity, which as historically practiced is the primary source of anti-gay bigotry in the western world, is a house that’s been quietly built from the efforts of many anonymous (i.e. closeted)...


JUST MOSEYIN' ON OVER TO LOLA'S FOR THE SUB OSLO/PINKISH BLACK SHOW.

Fort Worth: Too “Hip” for USA Today?

ANTHONY MARIANI
USA Today unleashed the breaking news that Fort Worth is “evolving from cow town to hipster city.” Catch your breath, I know. In a flyby article yesterday, writer Rick Jervis doesn’t clearly define “hipster” –– a ...



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“Black Boy Fly” at Jubilee Theatre

JIMMY FOWLER
As much as theater is a spontaneous art form that explores the important issues of the day, it’s not a particularly ripe medium for “ripped from the headlines”-style plots about hot button news stories. Playwrights tend t...


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Friday on the Green Offers Three Homegrown Bands

Jeff Prince
Friday on the Green’s got a scary-good lineup for tonight’s Friday the 13th extravaganza: Jetta in the Ghost Tree (featuring former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea), Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers, and Mills ...



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

ANTHONY MARIANI
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

JIMMY FOWLER
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...