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Vanilla Ice

Stranger, Older Things

Fort Worth Weekly
Nostalgia has been pacifying/plaguing us for centuries (see: The Odyssey), but looking back has never been as up in our grills as it is now. And that’s because the smart kids in class kept looking forward. “Old” records, ...


If Bridges is as committed to historical accuracy as his debut recording suggests, his next effort will be “Dance to the Music”-esque. Photo by Robert Garner

Leon Bridges’ Encore

Now that he’s conquered old-school R&B — along with at least half the world — what’s next?
BY ANTHONY MARIANI
Swaying tempos, ooo-ing backing vocals, splishy-splashy drums, echoing guitars, the mélange trebly yet layered to a heavenly thickness –– Coming Home sounds as if it had been recorded in 1957. Only the 10 tracks that make...



Sean Chen plays music by the masters at the Kimbell, Thu.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 21- Ernest Bloch was famous for using Jewish themes and subjects in his music, but when he composed his Suite for Viola and Orchestra in 1919, he was inspired instead by the jungles of Asia, which he had never visited. Befo...


Phantom-Sensation

Phantom Sensation’s Blackgrass Express

Fort Worth Weekly
Phantom Sensation Blackgrass Express (Self-released)   By the end of Blackgrass Express, the debut album by the Fort Worth-by-way-of-Burleson husband-and-wife folk outfit Phantom Sensation, you can tell their songwriting h...



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Ridglea Room a Big Tease?

HearSay
The Star-Telegram recently said that Jerry Shults has almost completed work on a key piece of rock ’n’ roll real estate. A venue inside the Ridglea Theater, the historic building purchased by the Gas Pipe magnate in 2010, t...


I-Happpy-Am

A New Kind of Happy

With a new album out, I Happy Am is growing its band and sound.
Jasun Lee
A lot has changed for I Happy Am since its beginnings as a solo musical outlet for Fort Worth artist Rebekah Elizabeth. After about a year of releasing online home recordings of her songs, Elizabeth’s boyfriend Zachary Zaneti...



Mark Scott takes the stage as part of Artisan Center Theater’s Songs from Shows You’ll Never See at Artisan.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 7 - Fresh off his Oscar nomination for directing Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen came to America to make The NeverEnding Story, a fantasy film about a boy saving an enchanted kingdom from the Nothingness that threatens to annih...


Mushroom

Bapharet Vessel’s The Good Kind of Mushroom

Edward Brown
Bapharet Vessel The Good Kind of Mushroom (Self-released)   Does sophisticated songwriting and a mature sound come only with age and years of experience? Teenagers Julian Cedillo (guitar, vocals) and Adam Tunnard (drums, v...



Bleach is one of the acts at Dumpster Divas Drag Show, Mon.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 31 - Catching a buzz promises to take on a whole new meaning when our humble publication hosts Stir tonight. The featured spirit at this month’s cocktail-creating competition is Colorado High Hemp Vodka. The contest will ...


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Whence Yon Lyrics?

HearSay
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...