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Local Songs of the Year

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Now that the year is coming to a close, let’s look back at some of the great songs that came to us from the 817 or thereabouts. In celebration of 2014, below are my favorite 14 local tunes of the year. I’ll share my 14 fave...


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Merry Metamodern Christmas!

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Some idiot chatterbox on a local sports talk radio station –– which is like saying “some idiotic idiot,” I know –– proclaimed his hatred for Christmas music the other day, spewing something to the effect of: It all ...



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EPIC RUINS

(Slight Return)
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Don’t get your hopes up. EPIC RUINS is not a thing anymore. Well, for now. The music –– face-melting, stoner-rocking psychedelia from some of Fort Worth’s most creative musicians that launched in 2009 –– had to happ...


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And Boom Goes the Oil

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When Dallasite/Fort Worthians Oil Boom arrived a couple of years ago, they were doing the electro-blues thing that was popular at the time, thanks in no small part to the success of The Black Keys and, a tad earlier, The White ...



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CovFort Worth

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Musicians from originals-only bands getting together to pound out entire sets of often-obscure cover songs or to honor underground heroes onstage has really picked up over the past few months. Don’t laugh. For Modern ’til M...


Lance Sanders leads The Mammal Virus down some DayGlo rabbit holes.

Short, Strange Trip

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Based on stories in this exquisite newspaper and perhaps elsewhere, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Near Southside, specifically the historic Fairmount district, has the monopoly on loud psychedelic rock. In addition ...



(From left to right) co-owner Robert Holt, booking agent/bartender Elizabeth Honea, head bartender Roy Cordova, and co-owner Don Stephan are ready for River Run Roadhouse to become a destination for all sorts of music, including indie-rock.

Open Roadhouse Doors

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Much of the place looks the same. The relatively roomy stage, the gritty industrial interior, the neon signs, the black bar counter, the four-tops, the dim lighting. But what separates River Run Roadhouse from its previous occu...


Though Skeleton Coast is no more, former frontman Bobby McCubbins continues pumping out Goldd, now in the Pacific Northwest.

Go for the Goldd

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Though the headliner for Thursday night’s show at The Where House (2510 Hemphill St.) is Skeleton Coast, don’t expect to hear a lot of Skeleton Coast tunes. For one thing, the bombastically dreamy Fort Worth group disbanded...



A fresh coat of paint is just the start of the major renovations under way at Lola's Saloon.

Lola’s Doubles Up

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Lola’s Saloon has always been larger in spirit than in size. Since opening in 2006, the West 7th Street corridor club has hosted shows by some of the biggest and best underground bands on the planet, including Cold War Kids, ...


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Arts Goggle Time

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The Near Southside will be the place to be this weekend. On Friday night, it’s another edition of Friday on the Green. Acoustic rockers Whiskey Folk, the loud and rowdy Longshots, and the psychedelic Un Chien will take the st...