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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...


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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...



Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Cinematic Virtuosity

EDWARD BROWN
International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening as the Van Cliburn Foundation’s new documentary, Virtuos...


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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...


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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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‘Phibs Screen “Medea” at the Modern

JIMMY FOWLER
Throughout history and in every culture, the worst possible crime has always been the murder of children by their own mothers. (Dads offing their tykes, while hardly condoned, doesn’t seem to rise to that level. Even in homic...


(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...



WILLIS ALAN RAMSEY PERFORMED FOR ABOUT 150 PEOPLE AT SHIPPING & RECEIVING BAR LAST NIGHT (All photos by Jeff Prince)

Willis Alan Ramsey’s Odd But Entertaining Road Show

Jeff Prince
Signs surfaced early that Willis Alan Ramsey’s show was going to be interesting. Ramsey and his wife (and opening act) Alison Rogers Ramsey limped literally and figuratively into their sound check at 5 yesterday afternoon...


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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...