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Headed to Austin this week? See some Fort Worth music. Or else.
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Since the late 1990s, when I first started attending South by Southwest, I’ve complained so much about the annual music festival and conference that you’d think I was talking about some family reunion I’d been forced to g...


SXSWith D-Snacks, Big Cliff

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As recently as a couple of weeks ago, the annual SXSW music festival and conference was looking pretty bad for Fort Worth artists. South-by booking agents asked for my input on only three names: Complete, Mind Spiders, and Huds...



Completely SXSW

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I take back mostly everything I’ve ever said about Complete, the heavy metal Fort Worth band that will be playing the upcoming annual SXSW music festival and conference for the fourth consecutive year, joining the synth-rocki...


Spaceway Productions Phones Home

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Fort Worth producer Will Hunt has never really been a homer. Of his numerous projects, only a handful have Fort Worth roots. Internationally recognized for his recent work with Amy Lee of the major-label mod-goth band Evanescen...



Improvised Silence, FTW

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 Last year around this time, Fort Worth’s experimental-improv Hentai Improvising Orchestra had decided to forgo public performances entirely. The quartet’s challenging nonlinear sonic art doesn’t necessarily jibe wit...


Fight for Maddie, Lola’s Food

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 There’s no limit to the nice things that can be said about The Spiral Sound bassist Patrick Higgins. His generosity of spirit no doubt helps explains the outpouring of support for his and wife Melanie Higgins’ 5-year-...



2012 Forecast? Awesome

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Last year was a great one for Fort Worth music. All of those amazing albums. All of those amazing tunes. All of those pants-tightening shows. But before you go thinking that last year was some sort of fluke, slow your roll: 201...


States of Grace

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Americana singer-songwriter Christian Lynette Williams is a new mom, but she says all the chores involved in caring for a newborn have only added to her inspiration. “Grace loves to be sung to, so often I’ll write while hol...



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...