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Wreck Room: Fort Worth's most idiosyncratic club is next to 7-Eleven in the cultural district but is decorated with chain-link fence, murals of naked ladies and thrift-store furniture. The bands booked are equally diverse. 3208 W Seventh St, Fort Worth, 817-348-8303.
XPO Lounge: You might not classify the XPO as a music venue, but Hillbilly Happy Hour or a DJ showcase proves it's not "just a bar." Shows are inside or on the patio, and genres are as diverse as the barstaff's wardrobe; ever seen a waitress in a nurse's uniform and galoshes? Don't miss: Thursday-night Scaraoke, which usually brings in local musicians and drunk Observer staffers. 408 Exposition, 214-823-2329.
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