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Sessions with Copeland’s Haters

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About a year after his last studio album, a self-titled trip through non-twangy but C&W-influenced Americana (“Copeland’s Time,” Nov. 2, 2011), Fort Worth singer-songwriter Scott Copeland had had enough. “The group ...


The Fogg is one of the coolest-sounding new bands in North Texas.

New Wave

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Last weekend was all about the veterans. With Untapped Festival and a bunch of 4/20 shows, a lot of bands we all know and love got to enjoy the spotlight. This weekend is about the newbies. Just when you think you know all ther...



The Unlikely Candidates have been around. (Lisa Cawthron photo from their Facebook page.)

An Unlikely Hit

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Last week, The Unlikely Candidates did something pretty unlikely: They got signed by a major label (“Atlantic Records Signs The Unlikely Candidates,” Blotch, April 12). If someone had told you two weeks ago that a Fort Wort...


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FOTG: Indie Disco

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I got to hear some of Paperweights, the forthcoming fifth album by Fort Worth/Dallas indie-rockers Calhoun. Dude. Wow. It’s like Nine Inch Nails meets Yoshimi-era Flaming Lips. Or maybe Burning Hotels with Funkadelic’s rhyt...



Calhoun will release its fifth studio album, Paperweights, in late May.

Calhoun Coming

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Calhoun is back. The dream-pop quartet fronted by co-songwriter Tim Locke expects to release its fifth studio album in May or early June. Recorded with producer Will Hunt (Burning Hotels, The Hanna Barbarians, Holy Moly) at his...


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Flowing Again

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In the scant couple of years since the Rivercrest Yacht Club went dark, Fort Worth’s mainstream hip-hop scene has exploded. Dru B Shinin’, A-Roy, Tawaine Hall, Young Zeus, Doug Funnie, and a bunch of other non-gangsta rhyme...



Fort Worth post-rockers Constant Seas play Lola's on Saturday.

Swirling Constant Seas

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The good thing about Saturday’s show at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666) is that it will be wonky but not masturbatory. The four bands slated to play –– Fort Worth’s KatsüK Fou (featuring members of Madr...


You can see The Hanna Barbarians at SXSW on Saturday and then at the Madness St. Patrick's Day party here on Sunday.

South By Weekend

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’Tis the season for music festivals, anchored by possibly the best, most progressive, easiest-to-navigate festival in the world, South By Southwest. Created some 25 years ago as a showcase for up-and-coming bands, the annual ...



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Closing the Lid on Box of Rock

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I’m guessing that not many local, original musicians listen to mainstream classic rock on a regular basis. I don’t think I’ve ever heard any of them say, “Yeah, I was listening to Lone Star Ninety-Two-Five the other day...


Sonic Buffalo will simply chud-rock your face off. Photo by Parker Lunsford

Chud Rock? You Bet

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A lovable but particularly snobbish friend recently referred to a kind of rock ’n’ roll practiced in Fort Worth as “chud rock.” I snickered, thinking, “ ‘Chud’ definitely isn’t a word, but somehow I know what he...