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Exit the Highway

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There are a lot of things I don’t “get.” Coconut flavoring is one. Who in the hell wants to eat anything that tastes even remotely like tanning lotion? Another is turning without signaling. (You’re just ...


New Albums Hitting

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Collin Herring is back. On Thursday, (yes, Thanksgiving), the alt-country singer-songwriter who decamped for Austin a couple of years ago is playing The Moon (2911 W. Berry St., by TCU, 817-926-9600), celebrating the release of...



KXT Saves?

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Since KXT/91.7-FM‘s inaugural broadcast last week, local musos seem to have rediscovered the wonders of the ol’ wireless telegraphy box. “Hey, 2009! The 1940s called. They want their wide-eyed optimism and can...


Peace and Harmony

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“Ambition is the last refuge of failure,” according to everyone’s favorite legendary smarty pants Oscar Wilde. “Not so fast, my dead friend!” I say. Ambition also is an agent of change, according t...



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...