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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...


Fort Worth Sings, Co-Op Shows

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As first reported on Blotch (“Fort Worth Sings for Haiti Gets First Bands,” Feb. 9, 2010), The Burning Hotels, Josh Weathers and The True+Endeavors, The Orbans, and two tribute bands — Me and My Monkey (The Be...



Lola’s Love from the Netherlands

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The Wreck Room will always be a mythical place in both local and national lore. The Wreck, which was razed a couple of years ago after a 10-year run to make room for Progress, was the kind of place that bands as far flung as Ne...


Fort Worth Sings For Haiti

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For people grief-stricken by the Haiti earthquake, who don’t think that donating $10 to Red Cross is enough, and who love local music, a new unofficial nonprofit group might be able to offer some solace. Fort Worth Sings ...



Pazz & Jop

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Every year for, like, the past 30, the country’s oldest alt-weekly, the Village Voice, has polled more than 1,000 music critics across the country on their choices for the top 10 albums and top 10 singles of the year. And...


JJ’s R.I.P.

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As first reported on Blotch by longtime staff writer Eric Griffey (Sun., Jan. 3, 2010), the lovable J&J’s Blues Bar is closing its doors after 20-plus years. Owner Jim Schussler refused to discuss details with the Wee...



KXTeed Up

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OK, so everybody’s favorite new radio station, KERA’s KXT/91.7-FM, is playing a lot of good stuff, stuff that can’t be heard anywhere else on the dial except maybe on KTCU/88.7-FM during The Good Show (Saturda...


The Decade’s Best

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I’m not from Texas, and I didn’t get here as fast as I could, but I like it here well enough. My first Lone Star stop was Houston pre-9/11. My second was Fort Worth a year or two afterward. What I’m trying to ...



‘Tis the Season For Thievin’

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Chances are if you’re reading this column, you at least appreciate local music and musicians (and maybe artists in general). You probably won’t mind then if I put out a call for the safe return of a guitar recently ...


Fort Worth, P.A.

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First off, there are a helluva lot worse places to live than Fort Worth. Ever hear of a little ol’ ville called Youngstown, Ohio? How about Flint, Michigan? Scranton, P.A., anyone? Or any other city where even the roses a...