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Best/Oddest Local Vids of ’15

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As a hairy, belching byproduct of the MTV generation, I see social media, Facebook and Instagram specifically, as the average millennial’s primary source for video treatments of pop songs. Because for a while back there, afte...


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Dreamy Life Records: Bring It

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Let’s go ahead and admit it. Rockers, writers, and scenesters outside Fort Worth may think our city is pretty cool for one reason. We have Dreamy Life Records, and they don’t. The lovechild of two local labels, Dreamy Sound...



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Top 10 Local Songs of ’15

Well. Maybe more like “One Pompous Ass’ Favorites.”
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Once again, a wealth of exceptional tuneage exploded from the great 817 this year. On a purely technical level, there were at least –– at least –– 538 good-to-great songs. Can’t wait for next year’s Music Awards. Th...


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Tidals, Wire Nest, Go!

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I’ve got to admit. I’ve been underselling Fort Worth for years now, labeling my adopted city a “cultural backwater” not directly –– never directly –– but through the negative spaces between my words. Where are a...



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Huffer: Sad Times Are Here to stay

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Fort Worth metalheads are so gauche. Someone needs to tell the dudes in Huffer that no one says, “CD release party” anymore. It’s “album” or “LP” release. Losers. Anyway, Huffer is having a “CD release party” ...


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Smile! Leon’s on SNL!

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That’s me. I’m the guy on Facebook posting that selfie with Leon Bridges at the Chat Room Pub above the caption: “So proud of Leon! We’ve been best friends for two weeks, even though I’m not sure he remembers my name,...



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FWRA IV

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Can a body criticize a festival that’s only in its fourth year? Because that’s what I’m fittin’ t’do. (But not really.) The fest in question is Fort Worth Rock Assembly, in which North Texas original bands (most from ...


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Welcome, Wayside Ballroom

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Right now, The Wayside Ballroom is a mess. Electrical cables dangle from the “ceiling,” machinery and tools are strewn across the dust-and-debris-covered floor, and at least 10 metric tons of musical gear weighs down the st...



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Pimpadelic: Still Hear

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A long time ago, I was close friends with a guy who was pretty deep into the local punk/metal scene, which was helpful to me as a relative newbie to town. Name a person in a hardcore or thrash band, and my buddy either knew tha...


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Wrecked Room

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For those of you old enough to remember, you’ve got to ask yourself: Was The Wreck Room really as great as everyone says it was? “A Fort Worth institution.” “A legendary rock venue.” “A groundbreaking hangout.” Th...