Music

The Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2007

They’re playing. All of them. Everywhere. All of the time.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
They’re playing. All of them. Everywhere. All of the time.


Glennda Hill

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Glennda Hill’s debut album Angel Eyes is a faithful-to-the-originals collection of jazz classics and some that could be classics, evoking Peggy Lee, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, and Rodgers & Hart.



Gretchen Peters

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Burnt Toast & Offerings is a thematically pure collection of a dozen songs about yearning and waiting from Gretchen Peters, an accomplished songwriter who’s never gotten the recognition as a performer in her native Unite...


Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney Memory Almost Full (Mercury) On a first, casual listen, Paul McCartney’s new Memory Almost Full seems rather ordinary.



Paula Cole

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If you were a member of a gay gym circa 1998, it’s unclear which one of two hits — seemingly played on a continuous loop — made you want to beat yourself over the head with the dumbbells more: Cher’s “Believe” or ne...


Maynard Ferguson

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Maynard Ferguson’s career spanned nearly six decades, from the late 1940s until his death last year, during which he had star turns as a virtuoso trumpet player, bandleader, arranger, producer, instrument designer, and music ...



Moonlight Drive — and Ambition

Taking it seriously but easy, gypsy chanteuse Sierra wrestles with herself and her guitar.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The 22-year-old singer-songwriter who prefers to be known only as Sierra (or, better yet, Sierra Lives on the Moon) feels very old.


The Black Keys

The Show
The bloozy garage-rock duo known as The Black Keys — singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney — are town-proud: specifically, of their hometown of Akron, Ohio, where they’ve known each other since grade sc...



Fair to Midland

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During the first notes of “Dance of the Manatee,” the opening track on Fair to Midland’s new disc, Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True, the Texas band states its clear intent: to be extremely, umm, i...


A Music-Lover’s Manifesto

Hearsay
I’m worried. There’s this book out now by famed socio-economist Francis Fukuyama that confirms everything I’ve feared about hipster retro-culture.