Posts Tagged ‘music’

Amistad

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Combining traditional Mexican/Colombian folk styles cumbia and vallenato with bits of reggae, calypso, rock, rap, and turntable mixing and scratching, Fort Worth-based Amistad’s six-song, self-named c.d. is party music and a ...


White Whale

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White Whale’s bio reads like a parody of the worst press releases. In a few hundred words, the band is compared to a seemingly random assortment of groups, from Badfinger to Black Sabbath to Big Star. The reader is then treat...



Valhalla

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


Red Bull

CAROLINE COLLIER
Making bold moves hasn’t been hard for Josh Weathers. When he was younger, the Fort Worthian blew off his aunt’s suggestions, and an early gift of a guitar, and instead of going into music became an amateur bull-rider. Now ...



The Show

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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...


Wrap It Up

ANTHONY MARIANI
For the past nine years, we’ve been toasting the Fort Worth music scene by letting readers vote for their favorite local artists in a couple dozen categories, including Rock, Alt-Country, and Rap/R&B. To mark the occasio...



Movies and Mimir

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The Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns once again to restore intimacy and rigor to Fort Worth’s classical music scene after the Concerts in the Garden. This year’s event features a few new musicians and the same mix of fa...


Chris Knight

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Music that listeners are supposed to take seriously often comes from obscure artists who write dark songs. While Chris Knight is critically praised, the general public wouldn’t know him from, say, Gary Nicholson.



Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Showcase ’06

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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.


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...