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Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 1)

Hello, everybody, and welcome to my blog of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. I'm Kristian Lin, your friendly guide through the tall...

Top 5 Shows

0) Holy shit, there’s a lot of important shows going on this weekend, and I’m not even kidding. If you stay in, I hope...

Concert Review: The Honky Tonk Country Club at Lola’s Saloon

Honky Tonk Country Club Lola’s Saloon (2736 W 6th St, Fort Worth) Thu, Mar 23, 2017 It was windy enough outside to blow any cowboy hat off...

Van Cliburn Contestants Announced

After 290 pianists auditioned for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition over the last two months, today the competition announced the 30 musicians who...

Van Cliburn Competition Coming to Movie Theaters

Exciting news for everybody who can't make it to Bass Hall for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: You'll be able to see the...

A Crank’s Take On The Grammy Awards

Awards shows are tedious affairs but the Grammys usually rock. Usually. Last night? Not so much. I wasn’t feeling the 2017 Grammys. First off, I’m...

Live Concert Review: Wo Fat at The Grotto

Wo Fat w/Crypt Trip, From Beyond, and Stone Machine Electric The Grotto Friday, Jan 27, 2017 Friday night was an unusually heavy night in the West 7th corridor. On...

Online Fundraiser for 1919 in Effect

In response to several complaints to the Fort Worth Fire Department last week, 1919 Hemphill launched a fundraising campaign for remodeling, to ensure that...

1919 Hemphill Under Fire from the “Alt-Right”

The far right wing has Chris Cotter scrambling. As one of two people who oversee 1919 Hemphill, the Near Southside DIY space that was founded...

The Nobel Prize It Is a-Changin’

This morning, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, and a whole host of others probably got up and said, "Wait, we were competing for...