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A Big Weekend for New Local Music
by Stephen Becker 25 Jun 2010

If being the first to hear what the local music scene is churning out, clear your schedule for the next few days.


As you’ve been listening to KXT 91.7 this week, you’ve no doubt heard our occasional breaks in the music to let you know we’re in pledge drive mode. (Good news: Friday is the last day. Improving news: We’re still working on reaching our 1,500 member goal. Won’t you help us reach it?) And one of the big KXT talking points we always pride ourselves on is the station’s dedication to being the first to play new local music. If that’s your sorta thing, you’ve got a big weekend ahead of you.

First up is The Orbans’ CD release party tonight at Sons of Hermann Hall. They’ll be playing cuts from their new disc, When We Were Wild (take a behind-the-scenes look at the album’s recording in the video above). And they’ll be joined by fellow Fort Worthians Telegraph Canyon, whose The Tide and the Current was widely regarded as the best new local album of 2009.

Then, on Saturday, it’s time to take a listen to Paul Slavens’ new album, Alphabet Girls, Vol. 1, at his CD release party at Dan’s Silver Leaf in Denton. To get a taste of what you’ll hear at the show, listen to the current edition of the Track by Track podcast, during which Paul talks about the album. Then be sure to listen to The Paul Slavens Show on Sunday night at 8 on (you guessed it) KXT.

And if that weren’t enough, the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards are on Sunday. And you can bet that of the 36 performers, someone will be debuting something at some point.