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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 ...


Batman, FWWMA’s, and Kinky

Hearsay
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.



Rascal Flatts

The Show
Back in the ‘90s, the heartthrob mag Jane used to have a regular section called “Cute Band Alert,” a heads-up on the hottest guys vying for the top of the pop charts. The rootsy trio Rascal Flatts is a relic from Jane’s...


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...



Gammacide: Myth or Legend?

Hearsay
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...


Darth Vato

w/The Me-Thinks, The Red Herrings, and The Riverside Ramblers at The Wreck Room
The Show
Some guys never learn. Most chicks don’t care how much money you make or how nice your car is or how often you work out. To them, especially the ones who hang out at rock clubs, the thing that matters most is coolness. Need w...