Music

On the Horizon

Hearsay
One of the many (two or three) perks of being a vaunted (unknown) music critic for a million-plus-circulation magazine (Fort Worth Weekly) is getting to hear new stuff before everyone else (my friends). It just comes pouring in...


Raleigh

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Dallas-based Raleigh’s unique brand of hyper-melodic, shoe-gazer rock has been getting a lot of buzz lately.



2007 Music Awards Winners

Here they are ...
ANTHONY MARIANI
Quarter score and a couple-a years ago, Fort Worth Weekly brought forth on this great town of cow a new major award, conceived in music and dedicated to the proposition that all bands are not created equal.


Black Francis

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Black Francis is an old stage name for Frank Black, an old stage name for Charles Thompson, lead singer of The Pixies. Bluefinger, Black Francis’ debut, could be a kissin’ cousin to the defunct punk legends’ classic Dooli...



Ryan Adams

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After Ryan Adams’ startling debut, Gold, in 2001, he seemed to start spitting out a record every six months or so. By the time he released Cold Roses in 2005, he had apparently run out of steam. Naturally, folks wondered if t...


Music Awards: ’08, Here We Come

Hearsay
By 5:30 p.m., the line in front of McDavid Studio looked like a really big mosh pit that had been stretched into a noodle.



Horse The Band

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Without a stitch of melody or commitment to anything resembling rhythm, Horse The Band creates the ultimate pop quiz for your ears.


Jonathan Byrd and Diana Jones

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When the son of a Southern preacher and the orphan daughter of a Southern family get together to record an album, it’s not surprising that it would sound like deep-rooted gospel-country-folk filtered through modern sensibilit...



Robert Gomez

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Current popular music usually veers into either the lighthearted lane or the intense, leaving little room for artists who both rock and groove. Enter: Robert Gomez, Denton’s convincingly, lightheartedly intense maestro.


Small Star

Hillsboro is tiny, but as a location for a museum of Texas music, the town south of Fort Worth may be ideal.
Jeff Prince
Opening an official Texas music museum isn’t easy, particularly the part about getting legislators behind you and trying to stir up incentives and funding from governmental bodies.