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Fort Worth’s Adonis Rose Shares Grammy

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth-via-New Orleans jazz drummer and bandleader Adonis Rose played on the album that won the Grammy in the Best Large Group/Ensemble jazz category –– Book One, the debut album by the 20-piece New Orleans Jazz Orchest...


FW @ SXSW

Anthony Mariani
As first reported here, recent cover-story subjects Telegraph Canyon will be playing an officially sanctioned showcase at SXSW, though the band’s slot has not yet been confirmed. What we do know, however, is that Telegraph is...



Almost Hades, West Virginia And Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” always made me think West Virginia was a paradise. I’ve never been there, so I don’t know. But maybe he should have sang, “Almost Hades, West Virginia…” based on this G...


A DeSoto Veggie Tale

Jimmy Fowler
The enterprising capitalists at Sara’s Secret and Condoms To Go – two “erotic accessories” stores in DeSoto — have created a stir with a billboard ad on I-35 that features a cucumber with a terrified expression on...



Kevin Smith Waddles From Plane, Whines

Jeff Prince
Removing obese filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) from a plane has resulted in a ton of bad publicity for Southwest Airlines. And that’s not fair to Southwest. Smith could have reasonably been thrown off the plane i...


Cellar Star Bongo Joe Remembered

Anthony Mariani
Every year, The Oxford American magazine puts out a music issue, a few hundred pages devoted mostly to obscure musicians from the south –– each issue comes with a compilation CD of select music. In the OA’s most recent it...



Chris Johnson Of Telegraph Canyon Nails 47 Herkies

Jeff Prince
Talk about suffering for one’s art — look closely at the current issue of Fort Worth Weekly and you can see the sheer misery in the eyes of a few Telegraph Canyon band members who were freezing their asses off when the ...


Winter Olympic Thoughts (Part 1)

Kristian Lin
Since I’m going to be spending much of the next two weeks watching the Winter Olympics, I thought I’d make some observations here like I did with the 2008 Summer Games. I promise not to make any jokes about Canadians saying...



Calhoun Hits Studio with Ryan Adams’ Guy

Anthony Mariani
Calhoun kinda broke up a while back, but the two co-songwriters, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jordan Roberts and frontman/lyricist Tim Locke, continued making music together. In a couple of weeks, the two Fort Worthians will...


The Green Fuz to Play SXSW

Anthony Mariani
Late-’60s garage rockers The Green Fuz from nearby Bridgeport will be playing SXSW 2010 as part of Texas Monthly magazine’s Garage Rock showcase at the Continental Club. Earlier in the day on Sat., March 20, all five bandme...