Posts Tagged ‘music’

Fortunate Son

JIMMY FOWLER
When he was a child, Lucky Tubb attended live concerts by his great-uncle. Lucky remembers sitting with his grandfather in the audience and, amid the commotion backstage and on the tour bus, watching the players and tech people...


A Long Road Back

CAROLINE COLLIER
When tickets went on sale for a Toadies show at the Ridglea Theater in June, diehard fans scooped them up within 45 minutes. After that, online scalpers asked as much as $150 for a pair.



New Directions

JIMMY FOWLER
With their new album, the guys in Exit 380 have reached a creative milestone that few groups imagine, especially if those groups started out as cover bands.


Lola’s Dancehall

Anthony Mariani
The indie-rock club Lola’s Saloon hasn’t even been open a year, and already owner Brian Forella is breaking ground on a second venue.



That’s Rock ’n’ Roll!

MATT GOODMAN
In October, Josh Baish, owner of Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton, traveled to Marfa to catch a show by his favorite band, Boris, a Japanese experimental/drone-metal quartet that rarely visits the Lone Star State.


American Heart Form

Jimmy Fowler
Live, improvisational jazz isn’t scary, it needn’t be excessively mathematical or theoretical, and it doesn’t require a college degree to be enjoyed.



Move On

Kristian Lin
I always found ABBA’s melancholy ballads more interesting than their better-known disco-influenced hits, but I find those latter songs pleasant enough in small doses.


Love, Loss, and Dead Horses

ANTHONY MARIANI
Clint Niosi’s debut album has been a couple of years in coming.



The Panthys ’08

ANTHONY MARIANI
We got a lot of votes this year. Almost 20,000, to be exact. Both online and in print. And thanks to our ballot-counters – our three interns and lone marketing person – we were able to announce the winners of the 11...


Hot, Airy

The veterans of the new improv outfit PFFFFT! have something to say.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The expression “Pffft,” under the scrutiny of a Google search, reveals several meanings, including “The sound you make when someone says something really stupid” and “A whole lot of hot air.”