Posts Tagged ‘music’

Sweet Feet

Big Ticket
Texas Ballet Theater takes its annual look at shorter repertory pieces this weekend with four works.


Sly & the Family Stone

Listen Up
Sly Stone’s brief, dramatic performance at the 2006 Grammy Awards was the reclusive singer-player-writer-producer’s first major appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and it serves as a vis...



Daymond Callahan

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Apparently more determined to explore than to hew to genre, Daymond Callahan’s Music Society is focused on inspired, professional orchestration.


Rooting for Roots

In a new book about Americana, the vitriol tries to dilute the poignant insights.
Books
What an odd book — fascinating at times yet frustrating in its lack of organization and purpose.



J Versus K

The Show
Arlington indie rockers J Versus K played their first show last May.


Barberic Violence

I feel you, Sweeney Todd. Tim Burton goes dark and beautiful with this revenge opera.
Kristian Lin
People who think of musicals as light and fluffy entertainment have been surprised that Tim Burton is doing one, even though previous Burton movies have burst into song and dance.



Calling 940

Big Ticket
The week’s most interesting local events are in Denton, so gear up for the I-35 drive and hope the ice is gone.


Teenage Symphony

The Show
At what point does a fascination with childhood become just plain creepy?



Pilgrim and a Preacher and a Problem when He’s Stoned

His country-music raising got him started, but Waylon Payne’s talent — and his demons — drive him on.
Jeff Prince
The stereo in Waylon Payne’s 1989 Mercedes Benz is blasting “Mama, Drive On” as he barrels down a farm road west of Fort Worth. A breeze whips through the sunroof and knocks ashes off his Marlboro, but he doesn’t notice...


Eli Young Band

The Show
For several years now, I’ve been bitching about the way Texas Music evolved into a bunch of one-trick pony posers.