Posts Tagged ‘music’

The Sadies

Listen Up
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.


Tango: A Ballroom in Sculpture

Gallery
Gallery Night is an evening to take in all the galleries, but it’s good to concentrate on the ones that won’t be up for long.



Big Time

FWSO tackles a titan and rises to new heights.
Stage
It took a lot of courage for Fort Worth Symphony conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to schedule a three-year Gustav Mahler cycle as part of the company’s annual summer festival.


All-Mahler

Big Ticket
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents a four-day, four-concert all-Gustav Mahler series this week featuring three of the composer’s outsized symphonies.



And Now, Wearing the Geeksta Crown …

MC Router is riding the nerdcore wave from Cowtown to ... who knows?
Jimmy Fowler
The grainy video on YouTube shows a rapper with wild hair, goth-like mascara, and vintage clothes, marching from one end of the stage to the other.


Bayou Self

The debut biography of Townes Van Zandt is a portrait of a sacrifice at the altar of commerce.
Books
If you read this debut biography of Fort Worth native Townes Van Zandt — and you need to — the author wants you to understand one thing up front: To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt is not an ...