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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...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Has anyone mentioned that chill electronic dance music is the new yacht rock? Most of the lyrics (if there are any) are lovey-dovey, and if you trade the turntables and synths for guitars and pianos, you’ve got early Kenn...


WILLIS ALAN RAMSEY'S SELF-TITLED FIRST ALBUM WAS RELEASED IN 1972, AND FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE FOLLOW-UP EVER SINCE.

More On Willis Alan Ramsey And His Fort Worth Gig

Jeff Prince
The Outlaw era of the 1970s exploded just as I was becoming a rebellious teenager obsessed with music. Before long I was hooked on Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Steven Fromholz, Michael Murphey, and other artists who grew l...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Shonen Knife used to be my favorite band –– for a minute. Not long after the all-female Japanese trio that formed in 1981 arrived with a bang into my world about a decade later, bassist Michie Nakatani, frontwoman Naoko...


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Luke Wade Wows on The Voice

ANTHONY MARIANI
Part of what makes The Voice better than its predecessor, American Idol, is the former’s emphasis on musicality in objection to sheer record-selling capabilities. That, and the Voice coaches are really a lot of fun to be arou...