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Radio (Finally) Opens the Airwaves to Indies

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On Monday, the FCC and the four major commercial radio conglomerates reached an agreement that will result in more airtime for independent artists.


Spune on 6th

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For the past four years, Spune Productions has been in the vanguard of hip music in the Metroplex. A ton of cool indie bands that have been written about in hipster bibles like SPIN and Pitchfork Media have come through the reg...



Don’t Bring ‘Momma’ to SXSW

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There are just some neo-traditional country songs that have “classic” written all over them, and Jerrod Niemann’s “I Love Women (My Momma Can’t Stand)” is one.


South-by, New Ealey

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The four Fort Worth bands selected to play sanctioned showcases at SXSW next month aren’t any surprise: Best Fwends, Bosque Brown, The Rocket Summer, and The Theater Fire. They’ve all played the annual music festiva...



Twisted Case?

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On Tue., Feb. 13, in Midland, a judge will determine the fate – and possibly the career – of Fort Worth rapper Twisted Black. Found guilty in November of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack, Black, 35...


Stella! (Rose)

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Now that the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is winding down (thank God), we can get back to the business of rocking out. I mean, seriously: I understand that the type of people who typically cruise the midway at the Wil...



Around the Local Horn

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A couple of weeks ago, the Wreck Room’s Brian Forella bought 6th Street Live, a West Seventh Street-area juke joint that’s been open under various owners almost as long as the Wreck, about 10 years.


The Next Big Thing

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HearSay slept in this week (that’s right, all week), so staff writer Jeff Prince agreed to pinch-hit – and immediately seized the chance to give himself some free publicity.



The Pearl and the Bird

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Every year since she passed away in 2002, blues giant Lady Pearl has been honored by the blues community in the form of a performance by the BTA Band, her old backing group fronted by her brother and bandleader Ray Reed and now...


Radio, What’s New?

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I know I’m going to get a raft of shit from my boys at The Good Show (Sundays 9 p.m.-midnight, 88.7-FM/KTCU), but as a devout listener of terrestrial radio (commercial and public alike), I gotta give props to The EdgeR...