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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...



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Missing Siblings Found

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One great band you won’t be seeing at our 48-Fort-Worth-band Music Awards Festival, Sunday, June 24, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor, is Fate Lions –– unfortunately, frontman Jason Manriquez can’t get out of wo...


Fort Worth experimental improvisationalists Hentai Improvising Orchestra will once again collaborate with Denton's Big Rig Dance Collective, this time on a matriarch-praising sound/dance production.

Cool Mother Hunchers

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Though Mother’s Day has come and gone, frequent collaborators Hentai Improvising Orchestra and Denton’s Big Rig Dance Collective have begun work on a new project, the matriarch-praising Beyond Words: For Our Mothers. Two HI...



World-class Fort Worth/Dallas indie-rock quintet Calhoun opens for beloved Denton folkies Seryn on Sat, May 19 at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge.

Ogle South Side

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Part of my generous, loving, cool alter-ego Anthony Mariani’s recent cover story (“Fort Rock,” May 9) was occupied by chatter –– verging on Pollyannish  –– about the Near South Side, specifically of the forthcomi...


Ah, the good ol' crazy days.

Save the Cool Clubs

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If you haven’t done so already, check out this week’s cover story by my evil alter-ego, associate editor Anthony Mariani, about the Fort Worth music scene. That handsome devil writes about the discrepancy between the vast n...



Quaker City Night Hawks are putting out an album soon and a live record even sooner.

Quaker City Live

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I’ve been chatting with a lot of local musicians recently, because I am boundlessly fascinated by people who (unlike me) have talent and fun-ass jobs. When the discussion inevitably turns to “Which local bands make your pan...


The Fungi Girls jam out at Doc's. Courtesy Doc's Facebook.

Doc’s Orders: Fungi Girls

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So National Record Store Day is another one of those non-holiday holidays created by The Illuminati to inspire rampant commercialism. BFD. There are a lot worse things to dedicate a day to. (Jelly beans?!) And as pretty much th...



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Rotten Roots: The Fort Work Sound

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A potentially noteworthy debut will happen on Friday, Apr. 27, at The Grotto (517 University Dr., 817-882-9331), when Rotten Roots will open for Dallas’ Southern-fried Roomsounds and Fort Worthian alt-country rockers Badcreek...


Doom Ghost/War Party's split album is available digitally and via cassette tape.

For Phuss Sake

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When The Phuss frontman Joshua Fleming says his trio is a “North Texas” band as opposed to a merely Fort Worth one, he means no disrespect. He’s merely telling the truth. A Keller native, the 23-year-old guitarist/singer/...