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Don't bother them. They're being moody and deep.

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.

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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...



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ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) To help raise money for Duane Smith, the Southern Train Gypsy bassist who recently had to relocate to Houston to receive cancer treatment, his band and three other Fort Worth acts –– melodicore stylists Oh Sleeper, self...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
In addition to the Top 5, don’t forget Dia de los Toadies this weekend at Panther Island Pavilion or Friday on the Green with Telegraph Canyon, Patriot, and Salim Nourallah at Magnolia Green Park on the Near Southside. Keep c...



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ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I’m not saying Fred’s Texas Café (915 Currie St., 817-332-0083) is small, just that the West 7th beer-and-burger institution might not be big enough to contain all of the gigantic gospel-psych-funk fury that living leg...


Yep. Perdition's been there too.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I don’t know how they do it, but the four Fort Worth dudes in the heavy pop-punk band Perdition have probably put as many miles on the road as any major-label band. And air-miles too. Perdition has toured Europe twice. ...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I couldn’t see what he couldn’t see in this style of music that was so important to me. Well, that was so important to me as a kid. “The melodies are catchy, the rhythms are driving –– I don’t understand what’...


There's still time to catch Death Cab for Cutie at Gexa tonight.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) If you’re reading this on the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, and you’re not already at Gexa Energy Pavilion (1818 1st Ave., Dallas, 214-421-1111) for KXT’s Summer Cut, there’s still lots of time to catch Iron &...