Posts Tagged ‘music’

Caliche Burnout: Hurts so Good

So you’re expecting another ho-hum New Year’s Eve. As usual, right? There’s always so much pressure to have big fun on the last night of the year that even if you have a good time, you still feel depressed the next day fo...

The Hanna Barbarians -- all current and past members; most of them are shown here -- will be dearly missed. Come send them off in style Friday at Lola's and Saturday, Jan. 17, at The Grotto. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Fallen Empire

Though the loud, raucous, Stones-esque Hanna Barbarians recently announced they were breaking up, they essentially broke up the day they formed in 2009. “We had this barbaric attitude, if you will,” guitarist Alex Zobel sai...


Music on the Edge

It’s a hard-candy holiday for those who put it all on the line for art and freedom.
The artist named Vincent couldn’t have had a good Christmas Eve. His head was bandaged, he’d been in a fight that day, and the police were on their way. He had very little money and wasn’t sure anyone would ever pay atten...

A shot from last year’s Unsilent Night event in New York. CD/FW holds it here, Fri.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 17 If you can look past the “Deutschland über alles” jingoism of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, it’s actually a rather enjoyable time. The Metropolitan Opera runs an encore broadcast of this, the only comic ope...

The Orbans’ Vedere was noteworthy for multiple reasons.

Top Local Albums of ’14

(Well, they’re one dude's faves.)
1.) A couple of years ago, as I was interviewing Calhoun songwriters Tim Locke and Jordan Roberts, the discussion turned to The Orbans’ tremendous debut album, When We Were Wild. I don’t remember exactly how Locke put it, b...

Jessica Taylor plays love doctor in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Emma.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 10 Why do we need a 3D film to appreciate art that was painted on flat surfaces? We don’t know, but The Vatican Museums 3D intends to give a guided tour of the institution for the benefit of people who can’t make it...

Kitchens (left) and Dub have segued into pure metallic improvisation.

Churning Urn

Though still full of doom and sludge, Stone Machine Electric is embracing the chaos.
In the most redeeming sense of the term “typical,” Stone Machine Electric is truly atypical. The Arlington metal duo of drummer Mark Kitchens, an architect and the father of two young children, and guitarist/singer William ...

Tashina Richardson and Lindsay Harris are refugees from the apocalypse in Sundown Collaborative Theatre’s Said and Done.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 3 Just so we’re clear, Artisan Center Theater’s show ’Twas the Night Before Christmas is Kathryn Schultz Miller’s telling of Clement Clarke Moore’s story from a mouse’s point of view. Don’t confuse it with...


Merry Metamodern Christmas!

Some idiot chatterbox on a local sports talk radio station –– which is like saying “some idiotic idiot,” I know –– proclaimed his hatred for Christmas music the other day, spewing something to the effect of: It all ...

Sybarite5 plays classical and rock at Live Oak, Thu.

Arranging Strings

Widely divergent kinds of music will be arranged for stringed instruments at two different performances this week. First, TCU Cello Ensemble will feature 11 cellists and one harpsichordist playing music arranged for their force...