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Sacred Line to EPIC RUINS

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Every time EPIC RUINS plays, it’s a pretty big deal. Even if drummer/co-songwriter Jordan Richardson didn’t have a full-time job backing big-timer Ben Harper and did live here, an ER show would still be an event, a highly m...


Casing the Joints

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For nearly 30 years, jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen (né Johnny Case) has been tickling the ivories at Sardines Ristorante Italiano (509 University Dr, 817-332-9937). But long before he began that gig, he performed Western swing with...



Holy Moly, Ronnie Heart

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One of the first things the casual listener may notice while listening to Grasshopper Cowpunk, Holy Moly’s fourth album in about as many years and the best, is that frontman and lyricist Joe Rose isn’t as twangy as he used ...


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Shot JR’s Pulse
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For a span of a couple of years not long ago, the North Texas music blog We Shot JR was effectively the daily paper of Hipsterville. With some exceptions, the writers, all operating anonymously, regularly pissed on objectivity ...



The Death of the EP

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I don’t know if this is good or bad, but I’ve never (knowingly) heard a song by Kanye West. Or by Taylor Swift. Or Bon Iver. Or Ke$ha. Or Neon Indian. Or … the list goes on. I’ve tried. Pandora has introduced me to some...


Owl, Octopus, Orbans

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Seen any TV commercials lately? Lots of hipsters onscreen. Lots. Which has to make you wonder: Has hipsterism gone mainstream? Well, kinda. Even though the hipster’s hallmark attributes of edgy aesthetics and progressive poli...



Bad-assery All Around

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There are some talented-ass mother-hunchers in this town. I don’t need to enumerate them here –– if you read me often enough, you know their names. And maybe the best part is that if you make the scene often enough, you m...


Burning Hotels, EPIC RUINS

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Though you may have caught them at Lola’s (2736 W 6th St, 817-877-0666) during the 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival in July, you still should go out of your way to hear Burning Hotels at Lola’s on Friday. North ...



Burnin’ for the Rest of My Life

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Back in the old days (pre-Facebook), listening parties were held at friends’ houses. Back in the Paleolithic Era (pre-MySpace), listening parties were held at the investors’ houses –– remember when trust-fund folks with...


Kyeyote, Doug Funnie, Meathead Wop

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In an old-school rap song battle, I’m pretty sure there’s one tune that trumps them all. But I’m not going to tell you here. Just know that if you ever challenge me, my song’s eventually going to land on your head with ...