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Loves Supreme

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At some point years ago, after I’d grown tired of music –– all I’d known was arena rock and some fusion –– I thought I’d get all arty-smarty and get into jazz of the straight-ahead hard-bop variety. I tried on Mil...


Music Awards Wrap-Up

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 You know your party’s going swell when you have to wait 10 minutes (or longer) for a beer. The lines to get to the bar at some of the venues for our 13th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival last Sunday were s...



The Orbans, AIDS, Music Awards

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The show of the week has to be The Orbans’ CD release party on Friday at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St. in the West 7th Street corridor, 817-877-0666). When We Were Wild is a nominee in our 13th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Mus...


Handicapping the Music Awards

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Music awards competitions are not perfect. Ours certainly is not. Is the concept itself? Hmm. On one hand, I don’t think pitting musicians against one another in what amounts to a glorified popularity contest is necessarily h...



More Music Awards Mumbo-Jumbo

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Time for your weekly Music Awards update. The lineup for our free all-day, all-817-local festival on Sun., June 27, keeps getting stronger. In addition to The Orbans, The Burning Hotels, Calhoun, Dove Hunter, Whiskey Folk Rambl...


Moonlight Over Pelicanstate

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Toward the end of summer, Telegraph Canyon frontman Chris Johnson will begin work on a project with Mike Sempert from San Francisco’s Birds & Batteries, a band with which Telegraph has played several shows. Johnson imagin...



Where? All Over

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The Where House is a newish arts space near 1919 Hemphill that’s hosted some interesting happenings lately — a string that will continue on Saturday. The Orbans –– about to release their startling ambitious and alarming...


Sean Russell Returns

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 Probably more so than any other local musician, Fort Worth Americana-pop singer-songwriter Sean Russell is a fan of local music. Seriously. He’s rabid. You can bet that the songs spun the most on his iPod are by Calhoun...



Calhoun, Lola’s-paloozza, Music Awards

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Way back in September, 2009, not long after Calhoun allegedly broke up, the two main songwriters, frontman/lyricist Tim Locke and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Roberts, started writing and recording again (“Calhoun Redux,” S...


Explorations in Zounds

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As I pompously declared last week (“C’mon Feel the Noize,” April 21), there seems to be an 817 audience hungry for post-everything music, a mostly improvisational style of composing and performing (an anti-genre, if you w...