Posts Tagged ‘disc’

Nels Cline Singers

Initiate (Cryptogramophone Records)
Ken Shimamoto
A musician I know put it thus: “Nels Cline is a warlock!” While I doubt the Wilco guitarist is conversant in the dark arts, I agree that his instrumental prowess approaches the supernatural.


Between Nothingness and Eternity

Hearsay
Other than the annual Bertha Coolidge show, there’s little to zero jazz fusion in the Fort. I guess most local musos are too time-strapped (or lazy) to spend the time rehearsing to get the inherently complex music right. ...



CD, Sharp

Kultur
A major element of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s renaissance in this decade has been the willingness of conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to program and promote esoteric contemporary fare, giving Fort Worth audiences a peri...


Sawed Off Sick

Listen Up
For a band that describes its origins as “from the depths of hell,” Dallas psychobilly outfit Sawed Off Sick writes some surprisingly singable and poignant tunes.



Handclaps and Harmonies

The Show
Decked out in scandalous tight “weans” (white jeans), plus matching white neckties and suspenders, Handclaps and Harmonies are as squeaky clean as they look.


Bruce Hornsby

Listen Up
There is a gravity to Bruce Hornsby’s piano rock ’n’ jazz, not an oppressive gravity that holds the listener down but one that keeps both feet firmly on the ground and under mostly blue skies. Not a trivial gravity, eithe...



Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Listen Up
Somewhere amid the musical handiwork of Elliott Smith, Weezer, and The Shins, you’ll find a similarly inspired, indie-ish-for-life, guitar-based Missouri quartet sporting a cheeky moniker in tribute to the first president of ...


Rascal Flatts

The Show
Back in the ‘90s, the heartthrob mag Jane used to have a regular section called “Cute Band Alert,” a heads-up on the hottest guys vying for the top of the pop charts. The rootsy trio Rascal Flatts is a relic from Jane’s...