Posts Tagged ‘local’

New Local Music

Steve Steward
Raven Charter’s Reset The first thing that jumps out at me from Reset, North Texas prog-rock outfit Raven Charter’s third record, is its sonic perfection: perfectly played, perfectly recorded, with time signatures switching...

Squanto’s Color TV Death represents a new paradigm.

Squanto’s Spear of Density

There’s new music, and then there’s this Fort Worthian’s dark electro-pop.
Anthony Mariani
Squanto is highly recommended, especially for fans of early-’90s trip-hop, early Beck, glitchwerks, the poetry of John Ashbery and Jorie Graham, and music as people 30 and older probably treasure it. “Ten was the last great...


Jesse’s Girls

There’s more to Jesse Sierra Hernandez than babes — mainly classicism and conceptualism.
Anthony Mariani
Jesse Sierra Hernandez has finally arrived. The fortysomething painter started out nearly two decades ago as a sort of scenester-slash-bon vivant-slash-autodidact who was arguably more popular personally than his artwork. Which...


Welcome, Wayside Ballroom

Right now, The Wayside Ballroom is a mess. Electrical cables dangle from the “ceiling,” machinery and tools are strewn across the dust-and-debris-covered floor, and at least 10 metric tons of musical gear weighs down the st...

Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Vodeo’s Auspicious Debut

This yacht-rocking Fort Worth quartet’s self-titled EP is already a classic.
Anthony Mariani
These guys must get laid a lot. Not that having acrobatic sex with as many attractive people as possible is every musician’s dream, but … wait. News flash: It is. Anyway, not since The Hanna Barbarians or maybe even the Joh...


Whatever Will Be

Chow, Baby
The Fort Worth restaurant biz is a cruel villain sitting in a swivel chair stroking a hairless cat. It gets in the right lane at a traffic light and doesn’t turn. It flushes the toilet while you’re in the shower. And what...

Winter Rusiloski’s”Luna’s Surge” is more Die Hard than De Stijl.

Ugly, Beautiful, Pretty, Kitsch

Winter Rusiloski and The Exhibitionists thrill and delight at Artspace 111.
Christopher Blay
In 2009’s Untitled, the curator of a contemporary gallery sells abstract paintings from her back room because if her clients knew she sanctioned that kind of work they would banish her from the art world. The brutal suggestio...


Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 28 - Fort Worth’s most eclectic venue, The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, just added author appearances to the sort of events that it hosts. Today, Sanderia Faye visits to read from her debut novel Mourner’s Bench, a...


Van Raiders

For most local musicians who’ve had their gear pinched, their best hope isn’t the cops. It’s social media.
Steve Steward
Of course with any theft, an item’s intrinsic value is impossible to quantify. You can sell an amp for what it’s worth, less the price of personal attachment and personal expenditure in terms of maintenance money and of the...

Scott Jessup recently spoke to audience members at Bass Performance Hall about the proposed wage cuts. Photo by Edward Brown.

Cutting In

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians say no to a proposed second round of pay cuts.
Edward Brown
Like many of their colleagues nationwide, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians would rather forget 2010. That was when they took a 13.5 percent pay cut to shore up an $819,000 loss in revenue. The nation was reeling from the...