Pat Green Releases Lyle Lovett Duet, "Girls From Texas"

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Mike Brooks
Pat Green Playing Last Year at Grand Opening for The Rustic in Dallas.

Texas country kingpin Pat Green is also a Fort Worth resident, Dallas restaurant owner and a heck of a live performer. He can now add "Lyle Lovett duet partner" to that list of titles with the release of a new song, "Girls from Texas." Save from his admirable 2012 collection of cover songs, the Texas Tech alum often credited with helping make the Texas Country boom a lot louder in the late 1990's hasn't had new music to show off since 2009's oily slick What I'm For, which was also his last album with BNA Records.

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Eli Young Band Announce Second-Annual House Party at Globe Life Park

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Hello, Our Name is Eli Young Band and We Like To Party.

Last year Denton's Eli Young Band packed country into Globe Life Park in Arlington for the first installment of its cheekily named House Party concert. Last night Young and company revealed their plans for the follow-up at the home of the Texas Ranger, which will be held Novemeber 8. This year, though, the event is growing, as another massive show to be held a week later at the home of the Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park.

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Oaktopia Is Back, and It's Way Bigger

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Ed Steele
Oaktopia 2013

Last year, first-time Denton festival Oaktopia delivered on content but not so much on attendance. As Aaron Ortega reported in November, the largest crowd was 200 or so, for the mighty Del the Funky Homosapien. You might suppose a festival that drew such a modest crowd last time would scale back a little bit, especially given the preponderance of music in Denton at any given time.

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Gas Monkey Live Makes Play For Mid-Size Dallas Venue Gap

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Mike Scott
The current set-up at the outdoor section of Gas Monkey Bar & Grill

The weird entertainment complex loop at the corner of I-35 and Northwest Highway is one of northwest Dallas' stranger places to visit. Not quite Bachman Lake, not quite Harry Hines, and not quite Irving, it's in a vortex all of its own. Technology Boulevard, as this loop is called, is marked by a handful of chains and a few businesses that seem to fail and re-start every year or so.

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Bukkake Moms Bring The Chronic To The East Coast

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Whatever you do, don't Google this band's name.

Rick Eye, one of the newest members of Bukkake Moms, remembers the first time he played with the band he joined in 2013. Fans tend to throw all sort of crazy things to performers while they're on stage. That night Eye got to experience objects getting thrown at him, but it wasn't quite what he had in mind.

"While we were playing our song 'Scrotum Caught in a Propeller' for 30 minutes straight, this guy threw his whiskey glass at me and then he threw his Grammy at my face." Eye jokes about publicly shaming that person in this interview but he decided he wants to keep the name off the record. The only clue we can give you is that his attacker is the violin player from the band Seryn. "He was just drunk, there were people cheering us on and some people wanted us to get us off. We played for another 15 minutes," Eye says.

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The Phuss Stream Tracks from Upcoming Record, On the Prowl

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Courtesy of Phuss Facebook Page

There's a new album coming down the pipe from Fort Worth punk band the Phuss, who recently signed with Albany, New York record label Magnetic Eye Records. And while the record, which will be titled On the Prowl, won't get it's official release until September 16, the band has whetted our appetites for what's to come by streaming a couple new tracks on their Bandcamp page.

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Jacob Furr Debuts Heartbreaking "Falling Stars" Video

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Fort Worth's Jacob Furr has been on an intense journey these past couple of years. While he's certainly been a well-traveled troubadour, spending a great deal of time in California after moving from here a few years ago, it's safe to say that his geographical wandering isn't what has impacted him the most. Last year, the folk-rock veteran mined depths most of us fear, yet rarely have to face directly when his young wife, Christina, died of cancer. Furr mourned as he wrote his beautiful album, Trails and Traces, which is scheduled to be released in September.

"Faling Stars," the new album's lead single, has been given the video treatment, and it's of little surprise that it's as stunning as the song itself is.


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David Allan Coe Cancelled His Dallas Show Due to Having to "Perform Outside"

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Courtesy of Venue's Facebook Page

Last night, just before his scheduled performance at the Gas Monkey Bar and Grill in Dallas, so-called "outlaw" David Allan Coe packed his rebel flag-adorned equipment and hit the road, leaving venue staff angry and fans perplexed.

According to a message from Gas Monkey's GM Alex Mendosa posted to the venue's official Facebook page at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, it was Coe who pulled the show's plug, leaving the venue and a hearty crowd in a bind.

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Barry Kooda to Exercise Second Amendment Right to Rock with Open Carry Guitar Rally

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Photo Courtesy of Barry Kooda
Guitars don't kill audiences. Guitarists do.

The topic of guns is all over the news, whether they are being used as props of democracy and freedom or props of violence and destruction. Somehow, "gun nuts" actually found a way to be gun-nuttier when they thought it was a good idea to walk into public spaces across Texas such as Chipotle and Chili's with large weapons to raise awareness about their Second Amendment rights and scare the processed food product out of their customers.

Artist and musician Barry Kooda said he saw the news reports about the Open Carry movement and he was aghast. So he decided to take action: He started an Open Carry Guitar movement complete with T-shirts, Facebook followers and an Open Carry Guitar Rally where loud and proud guitars owners can bring their axes and carry them in public at the Continental Street Bridge at 6 p.m. on that most American of days (besides Super Bowl Sunday) Friday, July 4th.


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The 5 Most Enlightening Facts from the Texxas Jam 78 Documentary

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For any music fan who has lived in or around Dallas for at least a few years, stories (and probably grand exaggerations) of times had at one of the Texxas Jam Music Festivals in the late 1970s or early 1980s are commonplace at this point. The Texxas World Music Festival, which was held annually in the Cotton Bowl from 1978 until 1987, showcased the best in hard rock at that time. The inaugural event featured names that remain large (Aerosmith, Ted Nugent), are now small (Head East), and were only promising youngsters at the time (Van Halen). After years of waiting, Texxas Jam 78, a documentary highlighting the event, is now available.

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