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Grazin’ in the Grass

Hearsay
The jaunty trad-bluegrass standard “We’ve Got Franklin D. Roosevelt Back Again” is one thing (i.e., awesome), but young folks playing it today is a whole ‘nother something altogether (i.e., totally aweso...


Still Somber

In their melancholia, Collin Herring and Titanmoon reluctantly sit atop a bounty of excellent new CDs.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Alot of big local bands tend to put out new stuff this time of year.



The Redwalls

The Show
A lot of burgeoning artists are fortunate enough to inherit their parents’ record collections and discover music they missed during its first go-around.


Bullet For My Valentine

Listen Up
Bullet For My Valentine’s Scream Aim Fire is either a disastrous attempt by a Welsh metal band to sound as Californian as possible or a brilliant example of a Welsh band posing as a California band posing as a Welsh band.



Randy Brown

Listen Up
Stumble into Pearl’s Dancehall & Saloon some night to catch a show by Randy Brown, the Insiders, or Tommy Alverson, and you’ll experience the sound and feel of a gin-yoo-wine Fort Worth honkytonk.


Kind of Blue

Hearsay
High times for jazz are here apparently. Last week, legendary composer Herbie Hancock won the Grammy for Album of the Year.



Randy Thompson

Listen Up
Further On is an often dreary, often satisfying mix of traditional and modern country with deep folk influences, despite the grunge-tinged electric guitar that thunders through most of the songs. Here on his third release since...


Cowgirl Poet

Though traditional C&W singer-songwriter Ginny Mac has just graduated from college, she’s old-school Old West.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Ginny Mac is a throwback of sorts. The slight, shy twentysomething Fort Worthian lives somewhere between her laptop and the vintage Western wear she finds at secondhand stores.



Jazz Week

Listen Up
Russian-born Dallasite Manya Repnikova writes songs that manage to capture the electricity of moments like those just before a Texas-sized thunderstorm unleashes its payload.


Jazz Week

Hearsay
For every great movie Spike Lee serves up, he drops a clunker or two. For every Do the Right Thing (1989) or Summer of Sam (’99), there’s a Girl 6 (’96), Bamboozled (’00), or Crooklyn (’94). But on...