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The Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2007

They’re playing. All of them. Everywhere. All of the time. Down Hemphill, Pablo and his magnificent 7 roll, and in their thumping wake, plumes...

Within Chaos

Formerly Necrogazm, Fort Worth’s Within Chaos has transcended not only that juvenile moniker but local metal itself. The band recently signed with huge indie imprint...

Maynard Ferguson

Maynard Ferguson’s career spanned nearly six decades, from the late 1940s until his death last year, during which he had star turns as a...

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Memory Almost Full (Mercury) On a first, casual listen, Paul McCartney’s new Memory Almost Full seems rather ordinary. Second and subsequent listens...

Paula Cole

If you were a member of a gay gym circa 1998, it’s unclear which one of two hits — seemingly played on a continuous...

Moonlight Drive — and Ambition

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter who prefers to be known only as Sierra (or, better yet, Sierra Lives on the Moon) feels very old. More concerned...

The Black Keys

The bloozy garage-rock duo known as The Black Keys — singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney — are town-proud: specifically, of their hometown...

Fair to Midland

During the first notes of “Dance of the Manatee,” the opening track on Fair to Midland’s new disc, Fables from a Mayfly: What I...

A Music-Lover’s Manifesto

I'm worried. There's this book out now by famed socio-economist Francis Fukuyama that confirms everything I've feared about hipster retro-culture. See, as technology makes possible...

Wayyy Back Home

The five members of the Fort’s hyper-melodic and grooving Green River Ordinance are all in their early 20s, and three of them dropped out...