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Big Bertha

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The last time I saw local fusion pioneers Bertha Coolidge play, I admit, I was a little underwhelmed. Could have been the venue: the parking-lot stage behind the Bronx Zoo Sports Café off West Seventh Street, many moons ago fo...


Sound, Art

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Last spring, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth did a trés cool, trés New York City thing and produced an outdoor concert, in the sculpture garden on the second floor.



Big Dans and Mikes

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Say what you will about Rolling Stone’s hero-worship, staunchly leftist sympathies, arbitrary lists, and relatively recent descent into fetishizing celebrities a la People magazine, but the 41-year-old publication is vita...


On the Cusp

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Not sure what it means, but at Calhoun’s packed show last week at Lola’s, when the Fort Worth rock ‘n’ roll quartet/quintet played “Kick-Drum Mind” – a catchy number off the band’...



Shhh-Show

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Now that dancing days are here again, the good ol’ Eastside speakeasy is opening its doors back up to some BYOB-partying. A little background: The speakeasy is a club of sorts, not far from downtown, where bands of the pa...


South-B’bye

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A million bands, a million clubs, a million people, one big headache: SXSW, the annual music festival and conference in Austin, took place last weekend, and for the first time in a long time, Fort Worth was scandalously underre...



Katsuk, Kahsen, and Case

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Heavy metal was a bad reaction to psychedelic music and everything it stood for: peace, love, freewill, dirty hair, smelly clothes, everything. Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and a lot of equally heavy but lesser-kno...


Flyover Spillover

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Every year around the middle of March, Fort Worth – and probably every other alleged flyover town in the Southwest – gets spillover from SXSW, the music conference and festival that takes place in Austin every year....



Burning Celluloid

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The folks at Walden Media were having a helluva time finding the right Texas band to play a small performance bit in one of their upcoming movies, a film called Will, being shot in Austin and starring Friends’ Lisa Kudrow...


Grazin’ in the Grass

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The jaunty trad-bluegrass standard “We’ve Got Franklin D. Roosevelt Back Again” is one thing (i.e., awesome), but young folks playing it today is a whole ‘nother something altogether (i.e., totally aweso...