Posts Tagged ‘music’

The Derailers

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My philosophy on tribute albums: When covering popular songs, a band should make its own artistic statement rather than mimicking the original.


Long String Instrument

The Show
Even music lovers who’ve never even heard the term New Music might find something engaging about New Music practitioner Ellen Fullman’s upcoming performances at Will Rogers Memorial Center



Get Out

Big Ticket
Night & Day often recommends events that take place in concert halls, theaters, and museums, but this weekend a bunch of events skip that scene entirely and serve as a nice change of pace.


Tango in a Small Room

Big Ticket
For chamber music fans in general, this is a banner week, with the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth inaugurating its new season and the Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio playing at the Kimbell (see Tuesday’s blurb).



Johnny Cash & Assorted Guests

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One of the best things about the newly released DVD The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show: 1969-1971 is the reminder, if we need it, that good music comes in many forms.


The Sadies

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The Sadies built their reputation on a mélange of styles referred to by various critics as (choose one or more terms) honkytonk rockabilly twang spaghetti-western surf electric bluegrass psychedelic pop garage-rock. There̵...



Boldly Going

Part space-rock, part melodic-groovemeisters, The Frontier Brothers are all courage.
Jimmy Fowler
The history of rock ‘n’ roll is filled with would-be messiahs. John Lennon reportedly told his fellow Beatles — after multiple hits of acid — that he was the second coming of Jesus Christ.


Viva Mariachi!

The Mexican-born musical genre is claiming more territory in Texas schools.
Jeff Prince
Eighth-grade lunch period meant most students were eating in the cafeteria or just chillin’ outside.



Unbreakable

He’s been through a lot, but local rapper Smoothvega has a ways to go.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Smoothvega, back-to-back winner of best rap/R&B artist in our annual Music Awards (2006, 2007), wants to make one thing abundantly clear: He is by no means a “gangster rapper.”


Klezmer Tango

Big Ticket
Fort Worth’s cultural institutions continue to do their part to show us classical music as a vibrant, growing contemporary thing.