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The Year in Music Documentaries

Kristian Lin
I noticed an unusual number of good music documentaries this year, and I thought I’d post about them before I posted my list of the year’s best documentaries, which is coming later on. 1. Shut Up and Play the Hits I didn’...


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Panther City Bar Bazaar at Lola’s

JIMMY FOWLER
Everyone knows Fort Worth has a terrific music scene full of talented performers. But did you know that when they’re not playing on local stages, these musicians are sewing, baking, jewelrymaking, and generally indulging thei...



The best band in Fort Worth, Complete will play South-by-Southwest for the fifth or sixth year in a row.

SXSW is Complete … Again

ANTHONY MARIANI
More than 800 bands (and counting) from all over the globe have been selected to perform as part of the 2013 South-by-Southwest Music Festival and Conference (March 12-17). The list includes a few regional acts, including three...


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2012 Gets Run Over By Reindeer Author

Jeff Prince
Songwriter Randy Brooks (The Bad Monkeys) established himself decades ago as an astute and searing Christmas chronologist with his classic hit “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.” Being the voice of his generation ...



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Ten Years After: Kelly Clarkson Still Belting ‘Em Out

Jeff Prince
Kelly Clarkson’s roots are showing — her Tarrant County roots. Like others from these parts, she’s friendly and a little crazy and enjoys a good time, but if you mess with her, she’ll kick butt. Clarkson...


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Century Media Signs Pinkish Black

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth Goth-prog duo Pinkish Black has signed with Century Media, a 24-year-old L.A.-based label that is home to metal giants Andrew WK, Buckcherry, Napalm Death, and Lacuna Coil, plus dozens of other, smaller acts. In a pr...



SCOTT COPELAND AND GIRLFRIEND CAROL PATE CHECK OUT A PROMOTIONAL T-SHIRT AT LAST NIGHT'S SCREENING OF "THE TEXAS MUSIC HOUR WITH BRAD HINES."

Stockyards Screening: Texas Music Hour

Jeff Prince
A truncated version of The Texas Music Hour With Brad Hines was shown last night at River Ranch in the Stockyards. Texas Music Hour is seeking a home on the small screen, and producer Rand Blair held a little party last night t...


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Whiskey Girl Saloon Nearing Opening

Anthony Mariani
Don’t let the initial C&W emphasis fool you. Whiskey Girl Saloon (2413 Ellis Ave.) will be open to music of all genres, promises co-owner Trent Debth, even though his Stockyards venue’s first month of operation, Decembe...



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Ghost Wolves at The Where House

Jimmy Fowler
A lot of people did their official Halloween partying this past weekend. But it seems a shame to let the holiday itself –– which inconveniently falls this year on a Wednesday –– pass without one more celebration. One of...


The staging of Britten's "Noye's Fludde" in Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom."

Benjamin Britten and “Moonrise Kingdom”

Kristian Lin
Benjamin Britten’s music is one of my specialties, as it happens, and it’s front and center for one of my favorite movies of the year, Moonrise Kingdom. I didn’t have space to address the way Wes Anderson’s film uses Br...