Posts Tagged ‘bands’

Jacob Furr’s Sierra Madre

Jacob Furr’s gone dark. On the Fort Worth singer-songwriter’s fifth recording, Sierra Madre, he sprinkles his trademark acoustic balladry with some crunchy guitarwork and intense rhythmic passages. The new material, Furr sa...

Dazey: “I didn’t really have a backup plan.” Photo by rambo.

Playing it Forward

Jeff Dazey is inspiring the next generation of saxophonists.
Edward Brown
The Tarrant County College south campus’ jazz band was recently performing at the Live Oak. The music hall was packed. TCC jazz director Rick Stitzel deftly guided his big band through popular standards, newer works, and a su...


Whence Yon Lyrics?

Here’s what’s wrong with kids today. (Well, one thing.) They expect next to nothing from their pop stars, unlike back in the day, when we plebes had some lyrical standards. This chasm will be thrown into harsh relief this w...


The Me-Thinks’ “Mr. Dude,” “Rock Deaf”

Steve Steward
The Me-Thinks “Mr. Dude,” “Rock Deaf” (Indian Casino Records) If you ask me, the whole notion of “songwriter” as a type of music is meaningless. Even the person who wrote the lyrics to “Louie Louie” is technical...


Electro Night

Two electronic music heavy weights are working to grow their scene.
Jasun Lee
The electronic music scene in North Texas has been growing for the past decade yet while its popularity is on the rise and artists are becoming more abundant, electronic acts often find themselves squeezed onto bills that don...

VVOES headlines at the Live Oak, Wed.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 24 – The letter “w” used to be printed as a double v, a touch that inspired the title cards for the film The Witch and also the name of the band VVoes, the indie-rock outfit that just won Best New Band at Fort Wor...


Big Red Ants’ Last Year’s Big Fall

Madelyn Edwards
Big Red Ants Last Year’s Big Fall Big Red Ants’ debut album, Last Year’s Big Fall, is a 10-song collection of catchy alt-rock tunes. Occasionally, the musicians rely a little too much on lyrical clichés. But then again, ...


Summer, Summer, Summerthon

Saw a funny meme the other day. Above a picture of a chubby cat leaning out a window and looking casual was the phrase “Wants to join friends in shirtless summer fun.” Beneath: “But can’t because pizza.” For some reas...


… But Not an All-Female Time

Before you ask, no, you will never see an “all-male art show.” At least one that isn’t some sort of wink-wink statement. We dudes don’t need any help. We couldn’t have it any sweeter. And white guys? Shit, we hit the ...


New Local Music

Behold: new tuneage from a veteran hip-hop act and whatever you call Picnic, Lightning.
Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Nox’s Soul Searching According to rap folklore, August 11 is hip-hop’s birthday. On that day in 1973, Clive Campbell — better known as DJ Kool Herc –– was spinning records at his sister’s birthday party. As he ...