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The Derailers

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My philosophy on tribute albums: When covering popular songs, a band should make its own artistic statement rather than mimicking the original.


SPEAK Out

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This Saturday at Ridglea Theater, Black Tie Dynasty, PPT, The Burning Hotels, and the cut*off, among others, are performing a benefit concert put on by SPEAK Project, a brand-new ad hoc nonprofit group dedicated to raising awar...



Black Francis

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What’s in a name, anyway? Would a Frank Black by any other name still be weird?


Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Väsen

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There is as much yearning as there is unmistakable joy in the instrumental, pragmatically if unimaginatively named Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Väsen.



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.
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Fort Worth native and accomplished tenor saxophonist Rachella Parks never considered herself a jazz musician per se.



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.


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.



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...