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C’mon Feel the Noize

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Noise is the new black. The number of local practitioners of non-linear, post-everything, totally fucked-up “music” has ballooned over the past couple of years, based solely on my awesome perspective, shaped by my so-close-...


Launching

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On Saturday at The Grotto (517 University Dr. near the Cultural District, 817-882-9331), the Rivercrest Yacht Club will play its second-to-last show for a while.



Merkin, McInroe, and You

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Sure, there are free outdoor shows everywhere in the summer in the Fort. And there are free benefit outdoor shows. But don’t workaday local underground artists qualify as charitable groups? Of course they do. And for a measly...


Haitians, Indians, and Darrin

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A couple thousand good, music-loving souls came and went throughout the afternoon and evening on Saturday for Fort Worth Sings for Haiti, an all-day concert at Magnolia Green Park on the South Side to benefit Doctors Without Bo...



Causes, Effects

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This past SXSW wasn’t nearly as packed as it’s been in previous years, due no doubt to the crappy economy. But South-by’s loss was Fort Worth’s gain. This past annual Austin music festival was the best I’ve ever seen ...


SXFW

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Every year around this time, I launch into a spleen-o-gram about SXSW and how the annual Austin music festival is supposed to be about the discovery of new, unsigned bands but has become just one major festival featuring major ...



Manning-Dickson Drive, Dru B Rhymes

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There are tons of ways for you, Mr. Local Musician, to get your name out there. There’s advertising in the local alt-weekly (wink, wink). There’s forking over wads of cold, hard American currency to a third party who will g...


Fort Wizard vs. Dallas

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A new NPR story, “Dallas, Fort Worth Battle for Cultural Supremacy,” takes the form of a canned debate between two commentators about whose cultural scene is better: Fort Worth’s or Dallas’. Perhaps rightfully so, the ...



More FW at SXSW

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As first reported on Blotch (Feb. 19, 2010), Arlington pianistic singer-songwriter Jessie Frye and Fort Worth’s rowdy, skuzzy, light-hearted hard-rock act Complete join Telegraph Canyon and Best Fwends (an electronic-punk...


Calhoun, Dove Hunter Recording

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Calhoun is getting ready to record with James Barber, who produced Ryan Adams‘ critically lauded Rock N Roll album and also Courtney Love‘s America’s Sweetheart, as first reported on Blotch (Sun., Feb. 14, 201...