Music

The Rivercrest Yacht Club

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Imagine if acts like the Beastie Boys, RUN-D.M.C., and LL Cool J had launched from Panther City instead of The Bronx or Brooklyn.


Hope Is Alive

Illness-stricken Fort Worth saxophonist Rachella Parks hasn’t lost a step.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Fort Worth native and accomplished tenor saxophonist Rachella Parks never considered herself a jazz musician per se.



Johnny Cash & Assorted Guests

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One of the best things about the newly released DVD The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show: 1969-1971 is the reminder, if we need it, that good music comes in many forms.


The Sadies

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The Sadies built their reputation on a mélange of styles referred to by various critics as (choose one or more terms) honkytonk rockabilly twang spaghetti-western surf electric bluegrass psychedelic pop garage-rock. There̵...



GRO Signs With Major Label

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They’ve just signed to a major label, but they don’t have any plans to move from Fort Worth to L.A., New York, Nashville, Des Moines, or any other fancy-schmancy city.


Boldly Going

Part space-rock, part melodic-groovemeisters, The Frontier Brothers are all courage.
Jimmy Fowler
The history of rock ‘n’ roll is filled with would-be messiahs. John Lennon reportedly told his fellow Beatles — after multiple hits of acid — that he was the second coming of Jesus Christ.



Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers

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On the stripped-down … en duo, Canadians Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers bring a crisp freshness to a dozen familiar songs and share two new ones.


Newgrass, New Guard

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Thank goodness for Fred’s Texas Café. Now that the Wreck Room is gone (R.I.P.), the ancient diner and backyard hang-out is all that remains of underground culture in the once exceedingly underground area of West 7th Street.



Corrine West

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Corrine West quit school and left her California home when she was 15 to travel with nomadic artists in a converted school bus, looking for something more. Nothing was wrong with her home life — it just wasn’t enough.


Cross Canadian Ragweed

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Cross Canadian Ragweed has delivered great live shows for the past decade, but the band’s CDs usually don’t live up to its promise.