Posts Tagged ‘music’
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New Local Music

Proto-punk, piano pop, and pop satire are coming at you from the Fort.
EDWARD BROWN, LYNDSAY COLE, AND ERIC GRIFFEY
Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze “Breaking Loose,” the first track off Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze, starts out deceptively mellow, with vocalist/guitarist Dylan Owens’ echoing voice draped over a distorted bass line. “When...


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This Life Could Be Your Tour

Like Dante’s Inferno, there are rings of band “success.” And 99 percent of them are long. And hard.
Steve Steward
I found the most tragicomic advertisement I’ve ever seen in the fall of 2008, when my old band, Darth Vato, was loading into a crappy bar in Longview to play a show. Stuck into a planter box littered with rocks and cigarette ...



Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns to Fort Worth this week.

Catch Mimir If You Can

Fort Worth Weekly
One of the city’s most underappreciated classical music institutions, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival, returns for another week at TCU and the Kimbell’s Piano Pavilion, and there is no shortage of good music to be heard. I...


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Songbird Jones Soars

The words come first for country singer Matt Jones.
Edward Brown
If you asked Songbird Jones frontman Matt Jones what he wanted out of life 10 years ago, the 34-year-old would have said a career in professional baseball. The Fort Worth native’s father, Mark Jones, played for the Boston Red...



Black Violin plays at Levitt Pavilion, Sat.

Hip-Hop for Strings

Fort Worth Weekly
Be honest. When you see two African-American guys dressed in hip-hop clothes, you probably don’t think “classical string players.” Nevertheless, that describes Black Violin, the duo that has forged a whole new genre of mu...


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Orchestrating Success

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra produces more than simply outstanding musicians.
Edward Brown
Though everyone onstage was wearing casual clothes, not everyone looked relaxed. The adults had nothing to worry about. Professional musicians with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, they had played Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overtur...



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Happy Trails, Robert

Static
A reporter can become frustrated trying to interview Robert Gallagher. The longtime entertainment director at Billy Bob’s Texas is naturally funny, gregarious, and well- spoken. He’s full of stories. Sit down with him over ...


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Long Dallas Shadow

Hearsay
Maybe my mentality is just different from the average Fort Worthian’s. I’m not from a twin city, and until relocating here 12-plus years ago from Houston (via New York City via Philadelphia via Pittsburgh), I never lived in...



Rahim Quazi is saying more with less on his new album. Photo by Serkan Zanagar.

Rahim Quazi: New Ghosts

The singer-songwriter simplifies his music — and his life.
Edward Brown
Singer-songwriter Rahim Quazi has hit a sweet spot of sorts. Sure, he’s seen higher highs, like sharing equal billing with The Strokes at New York City’s Mercury Lounge and receiving props from ’N Sync frontman Chris Kirk...


Dina Yoffe plays Chopin and Scriabin at Piano Texas, Sat.

Going Chopin

Fort Worth Weekly
The Cliburn festival played great swaths of Frédéric Chopin’s piano music last March, but there’s still much greatness left in his body of work, which is why Piano Texas has gone mostly all-in for the Polish master this s...