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Live Oak Grows Cooler

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The Near Southside’s Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge (1311 Lipscomb St., 817-926-0986) just got a much-needed infusion of youngblood in the form of Jamie Kinser and Aaron Knight, co-founders of the upstart Fort Worth booking...


Fort Worth Americana singer-songwrtier Kevin Aldridge will celebrate the release of his debut solo CD, The Viper Sessions, on Friday at Magnolia Motor Lounge.

CD Release Weekend

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The past 12 months or so have been pretty great for local musicians’ recorded output. Just look at all the albums and EPs on our 2012 Music Awards ballot. There were, like, 900. And a few of them (Burning Hotels, Some Easy Ma...



Daniel Katsuk swims in Zero Point.

Aldridge, Katsük, Madràs

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I don’t know what –– if anything –– this means, but two of the first few musicians I met when I moved here, lo, these 10 years ago, are not only still writing, recording, and performing but are also now putting out ne...


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Ode to Lola’s, Fort Live

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Here’s one thing that can be said for Progress: Sometimes new stuff is better. Case in point: Lola’s Saloon. Many of us fondly recall The Wreck Room, the original rock-club venture of Lola’s owner Brian Forella. Awesome l...



Americana singer-songwriter Jacob Furr is going full-band. The Only Road will make its Fort Worth debut next Wednesday, the 25th, at The Basement Bar in the Stockyards.

Jacob Furr, Cleanup Bust Out

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You’d think that in a town like Fort Worth, with so many outstanding bands, there’d be a bunch of super-groups, elite bands in which at least half the members play in other groups as well. But with minor exceptions, most of...


Ridglea Theater might become AEG Live's Fort Worth outpost.

AEG to Book Ridglea?

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Tickets go on sale Friday for the first show in the historic Ridglea Theater since 2010. New Orleans hard-rockers Down’s show on Tuesday, Sept. 18, comes courtesy of AEG Live, the international production company that books s...



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And the Winners are…

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Artist of the Year: Quaker City Night Hawks. Rock Album of the Year: ¡Torquila Torquila! by Quaker City Night Hawks. Indie-Rock Album of the Year: Burning Hotels, Burning Hotels. Album of the Year: Grasshopper Cowpunk, Holy Mo...


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Longshots? Hardly

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So our 10th Annual Music Awards Festival has come and gone, and I’m still patting myself on the back for being in all the right places at the right times and catching some amazing performances –– and also kicking myself i...



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Music Awards Festival Lineup Announced

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Next Sunday, folks. That’s right. The 24th. The 10th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival will feature 48 Fort Worth bands and take place at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor: Capital Bar (3017 Morton St....


Producer Mike Garcia (far right) and the Oil Boom guys (from left to right: Steve Steward, Ryan Taylor, and Dugan Connors) pause at Fort Worth Sound, where Oil Boom recently recorded six songs.

And Boom Goes the Oil

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Gritty Dallas/Fort Worth bluesmen Oil Boom haven’t been playing out much, but they’ll be coming back Thursday with a bang. Along with Austin psyche-rockers The Boxing Lesson, Oil Boom will open a show at Lola’s Saloon (27...