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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...



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.