Posts Tagged ‘music’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 24 Q Cinema’s offering this month comes to us from Argentina. Plan B is about a man who plots revenge against his ex-girlfriend by seducing the man she left him for. Well, that’s one way to get revenge. The film scree...


What SXSW Says About FW

The local scene can get deeper while everyone else wades in the shallows.
CAROLINE COLLIER
I spent the past six SXSW festivals running up and down 6th Street trying to catch every band I possibly could. Not this year, though. I saw plenty of good shows, like Band of Skulls, Imaad Wasif, Low Anthem, and Miike Snow, bu...



Good Neighbor

John Q. Public
To the editor: What a lovely feature on such a local treasure as Barry Corbin (“Good Country for an Old Cowboy,” March 17, 2010).  My daughter and I and our friends hang out at a grill where we see Barry frequently.&nb...


SXFW

Hearsay
Every year around this time, I launch into a spleen-o-gram about SXSW and how the annual Austin music festival is supposed to be about the discovery of new, unsigned bands but has become just one major festival featuring major ...



Eight Strings + 88

Big Ticket
TCU’s annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival won’t happen until the summer, but this week still offers two performances for lovers of the sound of string quartets, both with TCU ties. Tamás Ungár is best known around these p...


Manning-Dickson Drive, Dru B Rhymes

Hearsay
There are tons of ways for you, Mr. Local Musician, to get your name out there. There’s advertising in the local alt-weekly (wink, wink). There’s forking over wads of cold, hard American currency to a third party who will g...



The Blues Got the Blues

Cowtown keeps doing the steady shuffle through another dry spell.
CAROLINE COLLIER & PHOTOS BY ANNA ROUTH
The musicians at Mambo’s Tapas Cantina were recently doing what their predecessors have been doing for ages: showing off licks, telling life stories set to music, and improvising within the unspoken rules of the discipline ca...


More FW at SXSW

Hearsay
As first reported on Blotch (Feb. 19, 2010), Arlington pianistic singer-songwriter Jessie Frye and Fort Worth’s rowdy, skuzzy, light-hearted hard-rock act Complete join Telegraph Canyon and Best Fwends (an electronic-punk...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 17 The provocative historian Howard Zinn passed away last month, but his legacy lives on at 1919 Hemphill this evening when they screen The People Speak, a documentary based on Zinn’s books that tell the American st...


He’s Changed

Singer-songwriter David Matsler gets serious about the studio.
CAROLINE COLLIER
While making We’ve Changed, Fort Worth troubadour David Matsler faced his demons and found them less daunting than he had feared. After five years of obsessively devoting his life to music, he finally relinquished his nee...