Music

Ben Folds

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Humorous pianist-popster Ben Folds became critical darling when he broke out in the early 1990s with his trio, appropriately and oddly named the Ben Folds Five. In the late 1990s, he made his initial foray into solo work, 1998â...


Year in Review

A look back on the shows, music, and trends of 2006
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
I asked our esteemed group of music writers to comment on events and developments — significant, happy, sad, or just plain entertaining — this year, regarding local bands or shows at local venues, and here’s the result. â...



Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

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Under the baton of Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has become a vital musical force in the Southwest, challenging even the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for primacy.


girlsRISEwithHEAT

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As the technology of musical production keeps progressing, so do the opportunities for artistic experimentation, and some artists continue to mix aspects of different genres into wholly new yet oddly familiar types of sounds.



Patrice Pike

The Show
Let’s hear it for the girl! No, scratch that. Let’s hear it for the woman!


Fort Worth in Sundance

Hearsay
And, no, we don’t mean the square downtown. In addition to Californian-via-Fort Worth filmmaker Jesus “Chin” Beltran (see our story last week, “Sundance Kid”), whose short film, The Grass Grows Gre...



Kelly

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If you want to listen to middle-of-the-road music with nice production values that seldom really takes you anywhere, it’s OK to stop by the local Wal-Mart and buy some top-10 songs produced by a major label in a fancy studio....


Smile Smile

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Intentionally simple, the Dallas duo Smile Smile spotlights each discrete element of a song, enabling the plainspoken emotion of harmony to speak for itself.



Sufjan Stevens

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Indie songsmith Sufjan Stevens may be known more for ambition than follow-through.


Still Going Apey

Local alt-rockers Baboon are getting older, but their new album may be their spunkiest yet.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Everyone knows Baboon. The local rockers have been around for nearly 16 years, and they’ve toured with The Toadies, experienced some national success, and, surely to the envy of every other North Texas band, appeared on an ep...