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FWSO Musicians on Strike

Kristian Lin
Bad news on the orchestral music front: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians officially went on strike today, forcing the cancellation of this weekend’s concerts, where Dvořák’s “New World” Symp...


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Top 5 Shows

BY STEVE STEWARD
1.)  The Phantom Sensation releases its debut album tonight (Friday) at Lola’s Saloon, which is also a kickoff show for the Gothic folk band’s weeklong tour up and down I-35, so be sure to pick up a CD if you’re going to...



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Cliburn Amateur Competition Report

Kristian Lin
In one way, I’m perfectly qualified to cover the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition. Who better than a film critic who occasionally forays into classical music criticism because he likes doing it to cover a b...


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Important: MAF16 Parking/Ticketing Info

BY FORT WORTH WEEKLY
Hey, folks. We are as excited as you are for this weekend’s festivities: Nearly two dozen Fort Worth bands from 2 to 9pm Saturday on the Near Southside (The Boiled Owl Tavern, The Chat Room Pub, The Live Oak Music Hall, and S...



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Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) Team to beat show of the week alert: dreamy, Brooklyn-based, Krautrock-inspired rock band Diiv is playing at Trees in Dallas tonight (Friday) with Norman, Oklahoma’s Broncho, a band called Winter, and another band called t...


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Soundcheck 817: Scott Copeland Does Dylan

Jeff Prince
A hard rain won’t be falling, but numerous bottles of beer and whiskey will as some of Fort Worth’s best singer-songwriters perform more than 50 different Bob Dylan tunes during the fifth annual Bob Dylan Tribute Sh...



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Rob The Roving Reporter Survives Larry Joe Taylor Fest

Rob Grogan
(Editor’s Note) Larry Joe Taylor’s 25th Anniversary Texas Music Festival & Chili Cookoff was every bit as great as Arlington native and Austin singer-songwriter Rob Grogan had hoped for. Grogan attended the event wi...


LARRY JOE TAYLOR PLAYS MARK CIGAINERO'S CHILI PEPPER GUITAR ON STAGE LAST NIGHT AT THE LJT TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL. (Photo by Rob Grogan)

Hot (As In Spicy) News Update: Chili Guitar A Hit

Jeff Prince
Coastal-and-western singer Larry Joe Taylor christened the chili pepper guitar that Mark Cigainero introduced to the world yesterday at the annual LJT music festival and chili cook-off. The event runs through Sunday. A few year...



MARK CIGAINERO AND HIS CHILI PEPPER GUITAR. (Photos by Jeff Prince)

Luthier Takes Chili Pepper Guitar To Larry Joe Taylor Festival

Jeff Prince
Most local guitar pickers go to Mark Cigainero when they need work done on their six-string babies.  Cigainero and his brother, Mitchell, have been repairing axes for three decades in Fort Worth. A few years back, Larry Joe Ta...


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Top 5 Shows This Weekend

Steve Steward
1) Team to Beat Show of the Week Alert: Don’t miss Telegraph Canyon at Lola’s Trailer Park tonight! As is the case with Trailer Park shows, they start at 7 and are done by 9; if you get there at start time, you’ll be trea...