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Sundays can be mighty painful after some hardcore bingeing on Friday and Saturday, but Texas Music fans are a strong-livered bunch. It takes more than a lethal hangover to slow down these party dogs, and so Labor Day weekend is...


Sorta

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Until recently, Sorta was one of those bar bands whose music never quite lived up to the hype. When you asked people what they thought of the Dallas-based sextet, they uniformly replied, “Oh, yeah, man. I love Sorta. Danny Ba...



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“Big in Christian music” must be the new “Big in Japan.”


Stella Rose

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Stella Rose is the best new grunge band you’ve heard but tough where others are just loud, and spacey where others are just gratuitously prog-rockish.



The Backsliders

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Funny how a lot of melodic rockers seem to require an angsty outlet. When he’s not with The Burning Hotels, bassist Coby Queen spends some time with The Red Herrings, a garage-based R&B band that’s raw and ragged where...


Valhalla

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Most rock bands develop respect not by fancy book-learnin’ but by playing holes-in-the-wall for peanuts.



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During their acceptance speech two weeks ago for winning best jazz artist in the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards, the guys from Confusatron acted a little, um, confused. Of the category over which they’ve reigned these past tw...


The February Chorus

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For a couple of years back in the day, The Aardvark hosted a monthly showcase of some of the best, most long-standing, and most stalwart singer-songwriters in town. The round-robin-style Acoustic Mafia not only drew music lover...



Incendiary Boys

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From crude, angular, and tough yet imminently accomplished, Incendiary has quickly matured and become less raw, more poppy. The band’s new e.p., Only As Hard As You Make It, isn’t just good for a local band. Based on a few ...


POPFEST!

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Music festival season is officially in full swing, especially ’round these parts. This weekend sees not one but two indie festivals, and they’re both brand spankin’ new.