Posts Tagged ‘music’
All aboard with Droidekka! Next stop, nostalgia.

Zapped

Specializing in vintage videogame music, Droidekka generates 8-bit brilliance.
EDWARD BROWN
As long as there have been video games, there’s been videogame music –– and there have been video games for nearly 35 years. The genre’s nascent effervescent bleeps and bloops are what inspire Droidekka, a Fort Worth in...


Jason Caswell (left) and Shawn Corley are re-imagining a pool hall into Arlington's first indie-rock venue.

Chuggin’ Monk: Indie Music to Arlington

HEARSAY
Arlington is a lot of things: rollercoaster capital of North Texas, home of JerryWorld, chain-restaurant wasteland. What the city has never been is a place for recurring indie-rock shows. But hold on to your Rangers caps. Into ...



Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth is broadcast at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worh Wed at 2pm & 7pm.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 6 Kenneth Branagh won raves for his theater-in-the-round version of Macbeth, which he staged earlier this year in a deconsecrated church in Manchester, with rain falling on the dirt stage in mid-performance and audience...


Pinkish Black, is that you?

Time to Get Dressed and Effed Up

LAST CALL
I’m not one to go bananas with the decorations, and I couldn’t care less about candy, but overall I am a big fan of Halloween. Aside from the laughable hysteria the holiday engenders among certain subsets of the population,...



Composer Curtis Heath, a.k.a. "Uncle Curtis," is recovering from cancer, and some of his insanely talented friends are throwing a benefit concert for him, Sun, at Lola's.

Curtis Heath Benefit Sunday

HEARSAY
In the annals of Fort Worth music, The Theater Fire looms large. Smart, dusty, and melancholy, the quintet managed to bridge all kinds of gaps: between worldly and provincial, modern and ancient, young and old, rustic and sophi...


Don’t fall asleep on Calhoun. Artwork by Jordan Roberts

Crisco Redux

Synth-rockers Calhoun return with a startling new EP, Paperweights.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Calhoun has always been a little, well, different. When Tim Locke launched what was at the time his solo project, lo, these 10-plus years ago, hard-charging Americana was the most popular indie genre onstage and on the airwaves...



¡Hombre! Prints by José Guadalupe Posada runs thru April 6 at Amon Carter.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 23 Just in time for Día de los Muertos comes Amon Carter Museum’s new show ¡Hombre! Prints by José Guadalupe Posada. The Mexican printmaker died 100 years ago this year and was famed for his highly detailed prints ...


Legendary composer Philip Glass will conduct his ensemble at Bass Hall, Tue.

Blood-Curdling

BIG TICKET
In preparation for the 1999 reissue of Tod Browning’s classic horror film Dracula, Universal Studios commissioned Philip Glass to compose a soundtrack. The result has become a concert hall favorite (with or without the accomp...



Shadows of Jets’ Shadows of Jets

Killer or Filler?

Fort Worth goes back to the future, and whence the funk in Funkytown?
JIMMY FOWLER, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
Music Awards has just come and gone (well, since late July), and look at all the dynamite new recordings that have already popped up in Le Fort: Ice Eater’s Don’t Care, Rivercrest Yacht Club’s Aqua Naughty, Beauxregard’...


Dreamy Soundz Records does right by local jazz on a new compilation album.

Dreamy Jazz Soundz

HEARSAY
Back in the mid-aughts, even after Caravan of Dreams was shuttered, Fort Worth was a pretty jazzy town. The Black Dog Tavern was packed most Sunday nights for a jam hosted by Berklee-educated Fort Worth drummer Dave Karnes, who...