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God Bless Us, Every One

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OK, just for a goof. How much would someone have to pay you to go to the Sean Hannity Freedom Concert featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Lee Greenwood? A hundred bucks? Three hundred? How about nine zillio...


Vinyl Emporium

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Even though vinyl started its comeback in earnest about 10 years ago, not a lot of people I know own record players. iPods? Yes. Turntables? Uh-uh. Flipping through crates upon crates of albums at the recently opened Doc’...



Rocket, Rocking

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Maybe Lola’s Saloon-Stockyards started a trend. The speakeasy/cellar-bar on West Exchange Street that opened about a year ago isn’t a C&W joint, isn’t a Mex-Mex restaurant, and isn’t a steakhouse ...


Hip-Hop Coup

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A huge hip-hop concert is happening on Friday, but it’s not being put on by either of North Texas’ giant commercial hip-hop radio stations. Instead, the Southern Fried Summer Jam — with Bun B, Paul Wall, and S...



Festival Wrap-Up

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This past weekend was our 12th annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival downtown, and by most accounts the shindig went off without a hitch and may have been the highlight of lots of people’s weekend. Easily more th...


The Phuss ‘Bout Ken, Ben

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It’s not ’cause he’s one of our regular scribes that we’re bragging on him, but Ken Shimamoto deserves a lot of props for bringing together the 817′s out-there crowd: He fronts  the experi-improv ...



Celebrate the Locals

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Dearly departed Cadillac Fraf (né Chad Percy) left behind a trove of songs. Though primarily a solo performer, Fraf also fronted a band, The Mockingbird Cartel, basically an ensemble vehicle for his songs about life in the Gre...


The F-Dub

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The echoing, splintering reggae-inflected beats coming from outside Lola’s Saloon-Sixth were definitely not anything I would have attributed to Dove Hunter, a nominee for best alt-country in our 12th Annual Fort Worth Wee...



Year of the Kat

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Daniel Katsük finally seems to be getting back into the swing of Fort Worth things. Couple-a years ago, the psych-folk singer-songwriter decamped for verdant Colorado, then came back, then started a band that soon fell apart, ...


Skard Souls

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There’s a lot to be said for running customers off. Running ‘em off in a good way, that is. Just plain sucking is not cool, no matter how shaggy your hair is. I’m sure we all, at one point or another, have wal...