Aimee Mann

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When an interminably melancholic and arty rock singer-songwriter like Aimee Mann releases an album of yuletide tunes, you have to wonder: Whatever happened to Christmas?

Chart Movements

Every once in a blue moon, a successful local band may find one of its singles in the Billboard Hot 100, a weekly chart of songs whose rankings are based on both airplay and sales.

Rob Baird & the Whiskey Reunion

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Having a country-rock scene as thriving as the Fort’s spells great news for musical connoisseurs and not-so-great news for artists just emerging into it. In many cases, talent alone doesn’t cut it.

Eli Young Band

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For several years now, I’ve been bitching about the way Texas Music evolved into a bunch of one-trick pony posers.

Year in Review

A look back on the shows, music, and trends of 2006
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. ...

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, 1998...

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.


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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.

Fort Worth in Sundance

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...

Patrice Pike

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