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Bards

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We’ll miss alt-country singer-songwriter Rob Baird, who’s relocating to Austin soon and has just signed with a big indie label in Nashville. (I’m withholding the name until the deal is finalized.) “It...


Going Up

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Roky Erickson & The 13th Floor Elevators might be the most popular band that no one’s ever actually listened to. Pages upon pages have been written about the influential psych-rockers from Austin. And for good reason:...



Music is Medicine

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As a volunteer at Cook Children’s Hospital in 2005, singer-songwriter and TCU pre-med major J Mack Slaughter noticed something missing. “There was a void in the teenage range,” he said. “It’s awkwa...


Checking In

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The Burning Hotels are going to pop in a couple of months. Mark my words. First, the Fort Worth quartet is making a cameo in an upcoming tweener flick, Bandslam, starring High School Musical‘s Vanessa Hudgens, Aly & A...



Versatile and Otherwise

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Local producer Versatile has just released an official remix of “Love Sex Magic” by Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake. The beatsmith is one of only a handful of producers permitted by Ciara’s record label, Jiv...


Double Feature

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The popular Horseman Club on Bryant-Irvin Road closed its doors last weekend.



South-by ‘Til Midnight

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Telegraph Canyon is one of several Fort Worth/817 artists performing at SXSW, the music festival and conference that takes place in Austin every year and that’s happening this weekend. The septet is performing on Saturday...


Hip Fort Worth at South-by

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A lot of local hipsters lace up their Chuck Taylors, put on their vintage t’s, pile into their Volkswagens, and make the hike down to Austin every year for SXSW. Somehow toward the final day of the five-day event, as if l...



Listen … Or Else

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I’m still a little torn about the No Idea Fest. The gathering of noisicians, free jazzbos, and sound artists that has been taking place in select venues every year for the past five and that was at Lola’s Saloon Sto...


Completely Spent

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Hard to tell whether Complete is real or fake, though I’m betting real. The Fort Worth/Austin duo’s songs consist of three simple barre chords with lots of reverb, sloppy 4/4 beats, and lyrics of the “Kiss my ...