Posts Tagged ‘music’

Van Raiders

For most local musicians who’ve had their gear pinched, their best hope isn’t the cops. It’s social media.
Steve Steward
Of course with any theft, an item’s intrinsic value is impossible to quantify. You can sell an amp for what it’s worth, less the price of personal attachment and personal expenditure in terms of maintenance money and of the...

Scott Jessup recently spoke to audience members at Bass Performance Hall about the proposed wage cuts. Photo by Edward Brown.

Cutting In

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians say no to a proposed second round of pay cuts.
Edward Brown
Like many of their colleagues nationwide, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians would rather forget 2010. That was when they took a 13.5 percent pay cut to shore up an $819,000 loss in revenue. The nation was reeling from the...


Colors of the Orchestra

Fort Worth Weekly
Karina Canellakis took Dallas Symphony Orchestra to our side of the county line last January, and now she’s back with a program designed to show off the various musical instruments that make up an orchestra. After Mozart’s ...


New Local Music

Two pop-punk bands and a rocked-out songstress dropped new material.
Fort Worth Weekly
Jessie Frye’s Boys’ Club Jessie Frye has balance working in her favor. Her rich voice could easily work in the hands of a dance-pop producer, but she chooses a much more organic, rock-oriented approach. Following up her acc...


Pimpadelic: Still Hear

A long time ago, I was close friends with a guy who was pretty deep into the local punk/metal scene, which was helpful to me as a relative newbie to North Texas. Name a person in a hardcore or thrash band, and my buddy either k...


Wrecked Room

For those of you old enough to remember, you’ve got to ask yourself: Was The Wreck Room really as great as everyone says it was? “A Fort Worth institution.” “A legendary rock venue.” “A groundbreaking hangout.” Th...


Evolving Sound Emoji

Fungi Girls are critical darlings, but they aren’t afraid to change their tune.
Steve Steward
I’ll be honest. Interviewing a band by group text is sort of a bit, but seeing as how the three dudes in the Fungi Girls are only a few years out of high school, an interview via texts seems less like a clever conceit and mor...


Facebooked Solid

I’d venture that for the same reason festivals are popular for national acts, festivals are popular for our regional/local brethren/sistren. Increased exposure for bands. Increased exposure for concertgoers. It’s a win-win....

Pinkish Black

Pinkish Black: Bury the Past, Eye the Future

The heavy experimental duo is set to release a new and old album.
The year 2014 was a good one for Fort Worth’s heaviest, noisiest experimental duo. In the spring, Pinkish Black completed a West Coast tour with Italian progressive rockers Goblin, kindred spirits whose soundtracks for ’70s...


Critical Distance

Had this fun text convo a couple of days ago. Me: He said lots of good things, ones even I can agree with. Ma: Yes, he is truly a humanist. Len: Or a liberal leftwing pope. Ma: Don’t go there, Len. Len: I call it as I see it,...