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Bob Margolin

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As with most blues, feel and sound matter more than lyrics. The words don’t always matter because the emotion in every real blues song is, in some way, about stumbling down an alley and hitting a wall you didn’t know was th...


Radio, What’s New?

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I know I’m going to get a raft of shit from my boys at The Good Show (Sundays 9 p.m.-midnight, 88.7-FM/KTCU), but as a devout listener of terrestrial radio (commercial and public alike), I gotta give props to The EdgeR...



Teenage Symphony

The Show
At what point does a fascination with childhood become just plain creepy?


The 2006 Tally

Our debit and credit columns just don’t add up.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth isn’t the same place it was as little as five years ago. It’s more populated and developed, sure, but, more importantly, it now has an impenetrable resistance to being casually referred to as Dallas’ little bro...



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.


Chart Movements

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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.



Eli Young Band

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


Old New World

Telegraph Canyon mines the past for new, novel sounds on All the Good News.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Even though he’s an easy-going guy, Telegraph Canyon’s Chris Johnson has some serious convictions. Last spring, he traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in an anti-war protest. When uniformed federal “peacekeepers”...



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?


Fort Worth in Sundance

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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...