Music

Musical Theatrics

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I can’t remember the last time I had a musical experience. I’ve been to a bunch of shows over the past year, and a couple of ‘em have had their moments. But none, in my admittedly defective memory, incorporate...


Long String Instrument

The Show
Even music lovers who’ve never even heard the term New Music might find something engaging about New Music practitioner Ellen Fullman’s upcoming performances at Will Rogers Memorial Center



Zayra Is Pretty

Local monsters Dave Karnes and Daniel Harville hook up with the charismatic Rockstar: Supernova contestant.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Zayra Alvarez is a singer-songwriter from Puerto Rico who has been living in Dallas for “a long time,” she said, and is probably best known for her appearance last year on the reality TV show Rockstar: Supernova.


Two Minutes to Midnight

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Let’s get one thing straight: I love Spune Productions’ Lance Yocom, whose contributions to the Fort Worth scene and hipster cachet are manifold and unmatched by any 10 club owners, booking agents, bloggers, journal...



Overkill

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Move forward or keep the status quo? In thrash, do you stay tied to the mid-1980s — arguably the genre’s halcyon days — or try to move forward and thus risk merely bastardizing or exploiting the sound?


Satellite Dream

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Playing local and regional shows pretty steadily and releasing new DIY discs every so often, Satellite Dream has been orbiting the Cowtown scene for the past several years, occasionally drawing decent-sized crowds but seemingly...



The Derailers

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My philosophy on tribute albums: When covering popular songs, a band should make its own artistic statement rather than mimicking the original.


Hope Is Alive

Illness-stricken Fort Worth saxophonist Rachella Parks hasn’t lost a step.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Fort Worth native and accomplished tenor saxophonist Rachella Parks never considered herself a jazz musician per se.



Black Francis

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What’s in a name, anyway? Would a Frank Black by any other name still be weird?


SPEAK Out

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This Saturday at Ridglea Theater, Black Tie Dynasty, PPT, The Burning Hotels, and the cut*off, among others, are performing a benefit concert put on by SPEAK Project, a brand-new ad hoc nonprofit group dedicated to raising awar...