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New CDs For My Men!

Hearsay
Two new albums from two sweet local bands are on the way, and both have been a long time coming. One of the groups, Goodwin, has been relatively quiet, while the other, Darth Vato, has been playing a lot of gigs – as usual.


Rusty Wier

The Show
Texas Music singer-songwriter Rusty Wier was supposed to play a show this Saturday at Cowtown Sports Bar & Grill — his second there and about his millionth in Fort Worth — but had to beg off.



Handclaps and Harmonies

The Show
Decked out in scandalous tight “weans” (white jeans), plus matching white neckties and suspenders, Handclaps and Harmonies are as squeaky clean as they look.


Sebastian Bach

Listen Up
Surviving hair-metal musicians seem to fall into three different categories.



Progressions

Jazz and smart rock are more closely aligned than normally thought, according to Denton quintet oso closo’s tuneage.
Jimmy Fowler
When Adrian Hulet, the singer, pianist, and songwriter for the arty soul outfit oso closo, moved from Grapevine to Denton in 2001 to attend the University of North Texas, he thought he had exorcised his live-band demons forever...


Black Tie Rising

Hearsay
Black Tie Dynasty’s Cory Watson is happy with his band’s debut, 2006′s Movements. As he should: It’s been short-listed for five Grammy nods, including pop song (“I Like U”) and album of the y...



John Zaskoda

Listen Up
John Zaskoda is a staunch believer in grassroots music. The former lead guitarist for local singer-songwriter Scott Copeland and local band The Merchants opened his own music store not too long ago.


Magnet

Listen Up
Any record that opens with foot stomps, handclaps, and humming can’t be bad.



Fort Worth Got Next

Tired of our second-class city status? So is the Royal South crew.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the first stories I ever wrote for the Weekly was about local hip-hop. Most of the artists I talked to lived in the 817 but said they were from Dallas. Maybe they were ashamed of their hometown. Or afraid that no one out...


Ch-Ch-Changes

Hearsay
Depending on the night of the week, the Cuban-themed nightclub Embargo is a lot of things: speakeasy, place for live world music, regular ol’ bar, a required stop on weekend tours of the handful of swanky joints that have...