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Cliburn Junior Competition Report

Edward Brown and Kristian Lin
There are many different ways to judge the success or failure of the first-ever Cliburn Junior Piano Competition, but the yardstick I’m using is that the three performances in the final round of the competition would not have...


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Mammal Virus: Call the Audio Ambulance Tonight

ANTHONY MARIANI
Instead of at the Ozzie Rabbit, The Mammal Virus will be at The Grotto tonight (Thursday), headlining a stellar-ass 817 bill: prog-rockers Chingalotus, hard-poppers Mean Motor Scooter (whose new single, “Rhythm of Love,” is...



Ornette Coleman

News Roundup: June 11, 2015

Kristian Lin
R.I.P., Ornette Coleman From New York comes the sad news that jazz legend and Fort Worth native Ornette Coleman has died at the age of 85. The saxophonist attended Terrell High School and blazed trails in the bebop movement wit...


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Bad Blonde: Super Unknown

ANTHONY MARIANI
Rarely does a young band drop onto the scene fully formed. Burning Hotels, Lifters/The Orbans, The Unlikely Candidates. And maybe a couple more. Now there’s Bad Blonde. Purveying a kind of high-octane grunge, all buzzsaw barr...



Prepare for this sight the next time the A's come to town, Rangers fans.

News Roundup: May 21, 2015

Kristian Lin
Wash Rejoins Rangers Rivals Former Texas Rangers’ manager Ron Washington has resurfaced with his old team, signing with the Oakland A’s as an instructor. He coached there for 11 years, during which the team rose to prominen...


ROBERT EARL KEEN'S HAPPY PRISONER ALBUM COVER

Robert Earl Keen Ponders Your Questions, Prepares For Billy Bob’s

Jeff Prince
Texas Music icon Robert Earl Keen Jr. has made almost 20 albums in his career, but none like his latest. He shares his love of bluegrass on Happy Prisoner, a tribute album of mostly traditional tunes. A friend of mine is a big ...



JT HODGES (photo courtesy JT Hodges website)

JT Hodges Gets People Magazine Love For Ray-Bans Song

Jeff Prince
People magazine recently spotlighted Fort Worth’s own JT Hodges on his inspiration for “Ray-Bans.” Hodges, now living in Nashville, took a cruise vacation with his wife, and one night in Cozumel she began danc...


Hey. This guy wants to play piano for you while you're jamming on the violin or oboe or whatever other classical instrument you've got. At The Live Oak.

Top 5 Shows

STEVE STEWARD
1.) There’s this episode of Louie from last season where his Hungarian neighbor/girlfriend Amya duets (in a stairwell) on this beautiful violin piece with Jane, his youngest daughter. The scene really tugged at my heartstring...



Armadillo Creek is a newish "trashgrass" outfit from Le Fort.

Top 5 Shows

STEVE STEWARD
1.) Head to the Stockyards tonight (Friday) and pull up a seat at Filthy McNasty’s for a night of folk and country courtesy of pickin’ prodigy Luke McGlathery and his band and Armadillo Creek, a newly formed “trashgrass...


FORT WORTH MUSICIAN AND FORMER "THE VOICE" CONTESTANT LUKE WADE (photo courtesy Facebook)

Contest Offers Studio Time, Appearance With Luke Wade

Jeff Prince
Hey singer-songwriters, get your pencil and paper and start pouring out your heart and soul. Greg White, owner of SG Studios in Fort Worth, is urging songwriters to send an acoustic and vocal demo via email to sgstudios@charter...