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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...


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...