Music

Sam Bush

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The difference between bluegrass and newgrass is kinda like the difference between rockabilly and early rock ’n’ roll: The latter, at its best, draws inspiration from a wider, more colorful palette. Co-founder of the New Gr...


Batman, FWWMA’s, and Kinky

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Last week, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History showed two features on its massive IMAX projection screen, Batman Begins and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.



Gram Parsons

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Fallen Angel, a documentary on singer-songwriter Gram Parsons, has an interesting angle: that the Southern man’s career goal was to die young and become a legend. This charismatic, troubled, self-assured, and self-indulgent r...


Man Factory, Sensitivity Boosters

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Grand Prairie quirk-pop darlings Man Factory have finally updated a few of their home recordings and dropped them onto this disc alongside some tunes from self-proclaimed “emo-rappers” Sensitivity Boosters.



Both Sides Now

CAROLINE COLLIER
When he married Alicia Griffin last New Year’s Eve, Scott Vernon — true to his independent inclinations — adopted her last name. Not surprisingly, the singer, co-songwriter, and guitarist for local rockers Sally Majestic ...


Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Showcase ’06

The Show
Typically as part of our annual Music Awards, Fort Worth Weekly commandeers a local nightclub for a day and lets some of the nominees play their little hearts out.



Gammacide: Myth or Legend?

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Believe it or not, metal in North Texas does not begin and end with Pantera. For one thing, there’s, um, Bloodrock. For another, there’s … uh … Speedealer. OK, so maybe North Texas’ veins are a lit...


Alejandro Escovedo

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Now fully recovered from a near-fatal battle with hepatitis C three years ago, Alejandro Escovedo offers up The Boxing Mirror, an opus into which all of the longtime singer-songwriter’s recent travails and triumphs are viewed...



Johnny Dowd

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One of 2006’s most intriguing discs so far is Johnny Dowd’s Cruel Words, a combination of poetic lyrics and funky rhythms, with synths, organ, bass, and guitar. Even with the music, the performances — half spoken, half su...


Blowout

Call Triple-A: The psychedelic jam band is throwing a thundering bon voyage party this weekend.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Word’s been out for a while that Daniel Katsuk, of A-Hummin’ Acoustical Acupuncture and formerly Spoonfed Tribe, is leaving town to do the music thing in Denver, Colo. Along with fellow Triple-A members Precious (vocals) an...