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Four Obituary Notices

Kristian Lin
A number of people whose work has caught my interest over the years have passed away recently, and while I let a couple of them slip, I thought I’d take note of them all in this post: Robert Hughes The Australian art crit...


Expect some changes in programming at the Near Southside venue.

New Booking at Live Oak

ANTHONY MARIANI
The beautiful new Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge and its in-house booking agent, Clint Simpson, have parted ways. “Basically, it just wasn’t a good fit, and I think that [Simpson’s] forte is really managing bands on the...



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Randy Travis Arrested Again

Jimmy Fowler
Randy Travis is a very talented, even legendary country artist, but the last couple of years he’s been on a downward spiral of “bad-worse-worst” publicity. The Tioga, TX resident first made headlines with nasty protracted...


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UPDATED Comptroller Storms Lola’s

Anthony Mariani
For the second time in about a month last Saturday, agents from the state comptroller’s office stormed Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666) and performed a limited seizure, taking available cash to put toward outst...



Don’t You Forget About Mimir

Kristian Lin
Due to an oversight, I neglected to mention the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in this week’s print edition, so I’m here on Blotch to redress that. The festival starts on Thursday and runs through the 13th at TCU̵...


BUD LIGHT PLATINUM WAS THE DRINK OF CHOICE LAST NIGHT AT THE FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC AWARDS PRESENTATION.

F-ing Bands Have F-ing Fun At F-ing Awards Show

Jeff Prince
  Winners were announced at the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Ceremony last night at Piper Hall in the West 7th Street entertainment district. The annual gathering of young, old, hip, hip hop, trip rock,  country, metal,...



“Wonderful Wizard” at Where House

Jimmy Fowler
L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is great because it can be used for so many things: Commentary on the monetary policies of Teddy Roosevelt; a Judy Garland movie vehicle; a metaphor for the L...



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Music Awards Festival Photos, Vol. 1 of 2

Anthony Mariani
Exact numbers are hard to pin down, but all eight venues were nearly packed to capacity throughout the day yesterday for our 10th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival. We hope you were able to join us to catch awesome...


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Madràs: Good News, Bad News

Zack Shlachter
First, the good news.   Awesome Fort Worth dream-poppers Madràs have just released their debut album, Things Can Change, a collection of 13 rather mellow tracks interspersed with audio samples, usually of friends’ voice...