Posts Tagged ‘music’

I Want A New Drug

With her life on the line, this rocker traveled to India for a possible cure.
Steve Watkins
In 2011 at the recently shuttered TCU-area dive bar The Cellar, Elle Hurley did what she had done dozens of times before: She took the stage with her angry-rock band the Transistor Tramps. The sight of her, though, was surreal....

Arts Goggle

Arts Goggle 2016

Fort Worth Weekly
There are one of two ways to take this: that Fort Worth is a lot bigger than many of us might think or – or – that downtown Fort Worth is not as important as we like to think it is, especially as we kick and scream in the s...


Dead Rising

The Saginaw-raised quartet caught a bad case of recording fever.
By Jasun Lee
Learning on the fly has become the norm for Dead Singers Party. The Fort Worth ensemble recorded and released its debut album, Strange Youth, in January before ever playing a single live show. The months since have seen the qua...

Hundreds of supporters came out to Shipping and Receiving last Sunday to hear musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Persevering for the Public

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians may be on strike, but they aren’t being silent.
Edward Brown
It definitely wasn’t Bass Hall. As cool and rocking and rolling as Shipping & Receiving is, it’s not where you’d expect to hear music of the kind regularly produced by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Well, now irre...

Programme: Starring Nathan Brown (left), Ben Hance (center), and Landon Cabarubio (right).

Enter: Programme

Nathan Brown thinks it’s “late-’70s police investigation/chase music,” but even if you were a kid in that time period, you probably spent your fair share of boring nights lounging on the couch as Kojak knocked yet anoth...


Straight Outta Irving

Movie the Band is set to release a new record and hit the road
Steve Steward
Unless you live in Irving, you probably don’t have a lot of positive thoughts to spare for it, if you spare any thoughts for it at all. In 2016, saying the city’s name brings up visions of sinkholes and anti-Muslim, redneck...

Art by Kojack.

Best Of Culture 2016

Fort Worth Weekly
Critic’s Top 5 Exhibitions A solo exhibition, Jessica Fuentes’ Tree House Dividedat Gallery 76102 featured work in which the Fort Worth native explored the ethereal nature of dreams and memory via photographs, photo transpa...

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?
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...