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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...


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Sheran Keyton is “Simply Etta”

Jimmy Fowler
Even by rock ‘n’ roll standards, the great Etta James, who died early this year at age 73, lived a life of meteoric highs and sewer crawling lows. Her terrific autobiography Rage To Survive overflows with tales of wealth ea...



Co-owner of Whiskey Girl Saloon, Trent Debth wants to bring indie-rock (and some country) to the Stockyards.

Whiskey Girl Saloon Opening Soon

ANTHONY MARIANI
Make room, Lola. There’s a new girl in town.   Joining Shipping & Receiving on the Southside and Arnetic on Race Street is Whiskey Girl Saloon (2413 Ellis Av), another new venue specializing in local, original music....


Quaker City will be one of several Fort Worth bands featured in the Chevy Music Showcase.

UPDATE Fort Worth Bands Shine on Chevy Series on Kimmel

ANTHONY MARIANI
Quaker City Night Hawks, The Hanna Barbarians, Holy Moly, Tejas Brothers, and KatsuK bassist D. Anson Brody will represent the Fort in the North Texas Chevy Music Showcase, a mini-documentary that will air every Wednesday and T...