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Green, with Envy

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And we thought we had it bad when the Cigarette Czars stamped out our right to smoke in bars. Up in Seattle, Prohibition – at least on fun – is in effect in full force. Last weekend, the Emerald City celebrated the ...


Packed Houses

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On Saturday, The Burning Hotels, Telegraph Canyon, Stella Rose, The February Chorus, and a few other local heavy-hitters will play Lola’s Saloon (3267 W. 6th St.) as part of the second annual Rock N’ For a Cure, who...



The Usual

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There’s no doubt that the Chat Room Pub on Magnolia Avenue serves a vital, unique purpose here as an excellent non-traditional place to see excellent, non-traditional indie bands. I swung by a couple of Tuesday nights ago...


Music Awards Wrap-Up

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Not to sound like a cheerleader, but every show I saw last week at our 11th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards showcase downtown was pretty packed and sounded great.



From the Grotto to Bronco’s

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What the hell. You’re running a bar that’s lousy with musicians, might as well put ‘em to work. In fact, the only Blue Grotto regulars who will not be playing this Saturday as part of the Groovy Grotto Jam, an...


You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’

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I ain’t skerred to admit I’m a big fan of about as many covers of classic tunes as the classics themselves.



Bright Future

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I’ve not seen This Is Not A Robbery, a new documentary directed by Lucas Jansen and Adam Kurland about J.L. “Red” Rountree, a former successful Texas businessman and devoted husband and father who began robbin...


It’s That Time O’ Year Again: Music Awards

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On pg. 18 is the ballot for our 12th annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards.



Just Super!

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I admit I have a weakness for shows on the CW network. I don’t set aside time to watch ‘em, but if they’re on, I defer to them over pretty much everything else (except Lost, the best serial drama ever). And it...


On the Verizon?

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A marketing person from out of town called me recently and asked about the venues in Fort Worth. I said, well, we have 8.0 Bar and Café, Bass Performance Hall, Billy Bob’s Texas, The Horseman, the Ridglea Theater, and a ...