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F.U.: Real News

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Breaking news! Burning Hotels frontman Chance Morgan had a 12-inch Spicy Italian ® at Subway the other day with no onions! Hanna Barbarians frontman Blake Parish got a flat tire! Kevin Aldridge is a little sleepy! This, my fri...


Fort Worth native and Okkervil River keyboardist Justin Sherburn also scores films. With his other band, Montopolis, he will provide the foreground music for a 1929 Russian film in Dallas in mid-September.

Justin Time Machine

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Justin Sherburn is reconnecting with his roots. Sort of. Keyboardist for Austin-based indie darlings Okkervil River, Sherburn is a Fort Worth guy (graduate of Arlington Heights High) who’s been living in Austin for the past 1...



Legendary Fort Worth punk-rockers The Gideons are reuniting on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 1919 for the express purpose of flipping wigs.

Reality Bites

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For your columnist, the ’90s were a mix of dread (I was in college), drunken haziness (I was in college), joy mixed with pain (I played college football), more dread (I got a degree in English lit and was therefore laughably ...


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Live Oak Grows Cooler

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The Near Southside’s Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge (1311 Lipscomb St., 817-926-0986) just got a much-needed infusion of youngblood in the form of Jamie Kinser and Aaron Knight, co-founders of the upstart Fort Worth booking...



Fort Worth Americana singer-songwrtier Kevin Aldridge will celebrate the release of his debut solo CD, The Viper Sessions, on Friday at Magnolia Motor Lounge.

CD Release Weekend

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The past 12 months or so have been pretty great for local musicians’ recorded output. Just look at all the albums and EPs on our 2012 Music Awards ballot. There were, like, 900. And a few of them (Burning Hotels, Some Easy Ma...


Daniel Katsuk swims in Zero Point.

Aldridge, Katsük, Madràs

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I don’t know what –– if anything –– this means, but two of the first few musicians I met when I moved here, lo, these 10 years ago, are not only still writing, recording, and performing but are also now putting out ne...



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Ode to Lola’s, Fort Live

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Here’s one thing that can be said for Progress: Sometimes new stuff is better. Case in point: Lola’s Saloon. Many of us fondly recall The Wreck Room, the original rock-club venture of Lola’s owner Brian Forella. Awesome l...


Americana singer-songwriter Jacob Furr is going full-band. The Only Road will make its Fort Worth debut next Wednesday, the 25th, at The Basement Bar in the Stockyards.

Jacob Furr, Cleanup Bust Out

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You’d think that in a town like Fort Worth, with so many outstanding bands, there’d be a bunch of super-groups, elite bands in which at least half the members play in other groups as well. But with minor exceptions, most of...



Ridglea Theater might become AEG Live's Fort Worth outpost.

AEG to Book Ridglea?

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Tickets go on sale Friday for the first show in the historic Ridglea Theater since 2010. New Orleans hard-rockers Down’s show on Tuesday, Sept. 18, comes courtesy of AEG Live, the international production company that books s...


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And the Winners are…

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Artist of the Year: Quaker City Night Hawks. Rock Album of the Year: ¡Torquila Torquila! by Quaker City Night Hawks. Indie-Rock Album of the Year: Burning Hotels, Burning Hotels. Album of the Year: Grasshopper Cowpunk, Holy Mo...