Posts Tagged ‘music’

KXT Saves?

Since KXT/91.7-FM‘s inaugural broadcast last week, local musos seem to have rediscovered the wonders of the ol’ wireless telegraphy box. “Hey, 2009! The 1940s called. They want their wide-eyed optimism and can...

Peace and Harmony

“Ambition is the last refuge of failure,” according to everyone’s favorite legendary smarty pants Oscar Wilde. “Not so fast, my dead friend!” I say. Ambition also is an agent of change, according t...

Don’t Rock the Boat

The opening credit sequence of Pirate Radio fooled me momentarily into thinking I was being shown a trailer for the movie rather than the movie itself. This fatally innocuous British comedy uses zippy editing, frames within the...

Eaton Lake Tonics

Ken Shimamoto
Prolific indeed is Eaton Lake Tonics frontman Domenic “Tony” Ferraro, who’s already released two of this year’s most intriguing local discs under his literary-inspired alias Bob Fante: Rancho Folly V and...


The Star-Telegram recently published a story about the Ridglea Theater, one of Fort Worth’s oldest live music venues and a heavy-metal haven. The story got me thinking about that perennial hobgoblin of local scenes everyw...

Home Sweet Studio

“I would love to record my album in a million-dollar studio,” said local musician and music producer Zaq Bell. “But why? I can do it at home in my underwear.”

Fort Worthless

Sigh. Once again, Fort Worth isn’t part of the North Texas music conversation, and, naturally, my boxers are in a wad. A while back, I bitched about the Red Dirt Roundup, an annual Stockyards festival that features countr...

Come Together

Matt Skates has been a fixture on the Fort Worth music scene for years. He plays bass currently in seven local bands: Ginny Mac, Katsük, Shuttle, 57 Sauce, End of the World Parade, Skin and Bones Drum Cult, and Panther City Ba...

CD, Sharp

A major element of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s renaissance in this decade has been the willingness of conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to program and promote esoteric contemporary fare, giving Fort Worth audiences a peri...

An ACL Recap

Caroline Collier, Images by Vishal Malhotra
**ONLINE EXCLUSIVE** Two weekends ago at Austin City Limits, about 65,000 official ticket holders and thousands more who managed to infiltrate Zilker Park without paying a dime became a temporary small town. This year’s l...