Posts Tagged ‘music’

The Big O Face

Hearsay
I’m not naming any names, because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but for the love of all that’s frosty and cold, why does every bar that regularly hosts singer-songwriters have crappy Texas Music guys? Seriousl...


Devin Leigh Comes Home

After playing guitar in marquee artists’ bands, the Fort Worth boy is happy to be doing his own thing.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Devin Leigh’s twisted, curvy career path has taken him miles from his Fort Worth hometown. In 2000, after a brief stint at Texas Tech University, Leigh began playing guitar for such marquee artists as Bleu Edmondson and Becca...



Something Intangible Shines

Circle Theatre’s current production looks back on Walt Disney’s Fantasia.
JIMMY FOWLER
The story of the brilliant artist as raging egomaniac is an appealing one, probably because it allows us to see our worst character traits as somehow contributing to something creative in the world. Playwright Bruce Graham appa...


Various artists

How Y’All Doin’ Tonight? (Self-released)
Ken Shimamoto
With all the breast-beating and rending of garments that one periodically hears regarding the state of “the scene” here in the Fort, it’s worth remembering that DIY venue 1919 Hemphill has been in operation since 2002, ma...



MCB is Back

Big Ticket
After a six-month absence, Metropolitan Classical Ballet is back with a four-ballet program Saturday at Texas Hall on the campus of University of Texas at Arlington. Guest dancers and returning principals from previous years wi...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 7 Former American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado stars in Dallas Summer Musicals’ production of Dreamgirls running this month. As usually happens with stage shows that spawn successful movie musicals, the actors have to c...



A Lone Star at Piano Texas

Cheng Zhang stood out in the always-pleasing annual TCU festival.
LEONARD EUREKA
A classical music star was born last week at the final concert of the Piano Texas Festival in TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium. If one performance of one concerto is a reliable yardstick, 20-year-old Cheng Zhang’s journey throu...


Metamorphoses, Apocalypses

Big Ticket
The annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival is always good for a few pieces of music that you’ve never heard before, and this year’s program is no exception. Besides the usual component of Beethoven and Brahms, this year’s fe...



Merkin

Scatology (Self-released)
Ken Shimamoto
It might not matter to anyone else, but it does to me: Merkin was the last band I watched grow up onstage at The Wreck Room. That’s what’s fun about following local music: seeing assemblages of kids who are frankly not that...


Whence the Scene?

Last Call
If you missed it on Sunday, the 13th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival was pretty awesome. As I left the Stoogeaphilia show at 7th Haven to catch the end of The Burning Hotels’ set at Lola’s, I saw a throng mak...