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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...



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...