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Top Local Shows of ’11

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To finish off the list-giving so I can go back to doing whatever it is I do, I’ve come to humbly offer you HearSay’s (Very Loosely Ordered) Top Five Local Shows of 2011 (and by “local,” of course, I mean “performed by...


Top Local Albums, EPs of ’11

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For some unknown reason –– increased access to recording technology, YouTube music lessons, whatever –– 2011 was full of pretty-damn-good-to-great albums. As I’ve said before, I can’t remember a year as plentiful. W...



Top 10 Local Songs of ’11

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Yes, boys and girls, every year around this time, your trusty local music columnist props you up on his sturdy knee, maybe pets you a little (ah, c’mahn!), scans his library of newish local CDs, and — without you even whisp...


Exit 380 to Bugs’ Benefit

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If you’re like me, you spend your nights before bed wringing your hands over all of the stupid things said/done to and by you throughout the day. On occasion, though, you might be able to look back and think, “Well, that wa...



Zim: Still Anti-Ridglea Theater

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For some reason, Fort Worth councilman W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman has thrown down another roadblock in front of Jerry Shults, owner of the historic Ridglea Theater complex. Even since Shults, owner of the Gas Pipe chain of smoke ...


Overlooked Outlaw Kinky

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You’d have to scratch your noggin pretty much to the bone to think of a bigger artistic iconoclast than Kinky Friedman, the self-proclaimed Jewish cowboy who couches mostly libertarian, often liberal arguments in the historic...



Woodeye? Sure!

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Lola’s Saloon (2736 W 6th St, 817-877-0666) will be full of Budweiser, facial hair, and sad-sacks on Saturday, when the alt-country-before-alt-country-was-cool Fort Worth quartet Woodeye reunites for a farewell-to-farewell-sh...


Orch3stras Abound

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Fort Worth classical music composer Douglas Edward is probably best known for supplying dramatic violin to the art-rock project Alan and to Brandin Lea’s defunct February Chorus. Edward is not known as a pop-rock singer-songw...



Expanding Horizons

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Since the holidays are right around the corner, I know you’re dying to hear about the 2012 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards and Music Awards Festival. For 2011, recall, we had nearly 50 bands –– all from the 817 –– perf...


Phuss Redux

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Ask anyone who goes to local shows: The Phuss is the real deal. Loud, cranking, loud, thundering, and loud, the Fort Worth/Dallas trio harks back to the raucous early-’70s fount of proto-punk but never strays too far from str...