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Survival

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The Star-Telegram recently published a story about the Ridglea Theater, one of Fort Worth’s oldest live music venues and a heavy-metal haven. The story got me thinking about that perennial hobgoblin of local scenes everyw...


Fort Worthless

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Sigh. Once again, Fort Worth isn’t part of the North Texas music conversation, and, naturally, my boxers are in a wad. A while back, I bitched about the Red Dirt Roundup, an annual Stockyards festival that features countr...



Kickin’ It Old-School

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The Fort Worth Cats, one of the premier bands from the nigh-legendary Fort Worth “teen scene” of the 1960s, never technically broke up, at least according to Cat David Daniel. “It was just hard to put a show t...


Cowpunks ‘n’ Punks

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Though Holy Moly toured Europe this past summer, the cowpunk quartet somehow managed to write, record, and produce an album, Clickity Clack, whose official release will be celebrated Saturday at The Aardvark (2905 W. Berry St.,...



Interactivity

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Austinite-via-Fort Worth Collin Herring has just finished his fourth studio album, Ocho, and will release it on Nov. 17. The record was produced by Austinite-via-Denton Will Johnson, frontman for Centro-matic and South San Gabr...


Rest Of

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A lot of great stuff happened over the past 12 months. I didn’t get tasered, for one thing. For another, I didn’t lose any limbs. See? Awesome! But, no, seriously. I think the past 12 months in local music were at l...



Comedic Improv

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Last week (“Missile Mens,” Sept. 16), I wrote that there’s nothing local music-y to do on Tuesday nights other than hit The Moon (2911 W. Berry St., 817-926-9600) and listen to frontman Big Mike Richardson, dr...


Missile Mens

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I almost don’t want to write what I’m about to, because I don’t want to invite the public to share a pleasure that currently belongs to only a select few of us, but there’s now something to do on Tuesday...



Calhoun Redux

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It was only a couple of months ago that Calhoun, the quintet spearheaded by singer-songwriter Tim Locke (Grand Street Cryers, Blue Sky Black) and co-songwriter Jordan Roberts, elected to disband. About a month later, though, Lo...


America’s Original Art Form

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It’s jazz, but can you define it? I guess I’m left paraphrasing Potter Stewart‘s response to pornography: I know jazz when I hear it. Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and The Bad Plus qualify. George Clinton and...