Posts Tagged ‘music’
Fort Worth Weekly 01-28-15

A Short, Wild Ride

The Where House closes its doors on five years of wheels-off partying.
In the midst of the last show at The Where House, I looked around the room and tried to make sense of everything going on around me. This was two weeks ago, so my memory is fuzzy, but I recall watching Telegraph Canyon playing ...

"Into the niiiiiiiiight!"

South-by’s Complete Only When …

OK, South by Southwest. You’ve made your point. We get it. I’m an ass. I never should have ragged on you in the mid-aughts for booking Complete two years in a row, arguing that the infamous Fort Worth heavy metal trio that...

Kholodenko’s return to Fort Worth is a sort of homecoming.

Golden Tones

Van Cliburn winner Vadym Kholodenko returns but not with an orchestra.
With his gold medal triumph at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition one year behind him, Vadym Kholodenko has a concert schedule that reads like a classical pianist’s wish list. This month alone he is performi...

Napier: “I’m big on the ethos of putting musicians in the best environment you can. Some guys will just drop everyone into the same room for a few hours and expect them to be great.”

Everything’s Coming Up Green Audio

Producer/musician Ben Napier’s new studio is legit.
Last year was a period of major professional and creative growth for Ben Napier, the veteran green-haired producer, sound engineer, and musician. In April, the TCU alum, who’s worked in the studio and onstage with The Hanna B...

Karina Canellakis conducts DSO in Southlake, Sun.

Classical Crossover

Music fans in Fort Worth are no strangers to seeing a woman conduct an orchestra — Mei-Ann Chen has proved to be a popular guest conductor for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Now the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has joined in the...


Marinating in Creamy Melodies

Big props to Chingalotus. Vocalist/bassist Charles Marchbanks, vocalist/guitarist Denver Williams, and drummer Josh Garcia definitely have a lot of chutzpah. Their newish sophomore album basically puts the listener inside the a...

Unger: “The reason I love [this group] is because there’s no ego here.” Allyson V. Williams

On the Flipside

No chords, no problem for this Fort Worth/Dallas jazz trio.
Flipside has had the same lineup for 12 years, but there’s little else about the jazz trio that can be called predictable. At a late-night gig at Scat Jazz Lounge in November, Flipside bassist Paul Unger began a hard-swinging...


Retro Rocket

Leon Bridges blends R&B and Southern gospel in an old-is-new whirlwind.
The recording studio looks like a shantytown, with its walls made of blankets and sheets held together by bungee cords and plastic clips. It sits on top of Astroturf in a huge room with high ceilings and exposed air ducts, as t...

The Ape Hangars simply looks like a party (courtesy of artist Keenan Nichols).

Hang 10

The Ape Hangars and Dreamy Soundz reanimate surf-rock.
In early 2012, Ryan Coplen and Hank Tosh of the Fort Worth surf-rock quartet The Ape Hangars decided it was time to record their debut album. They knew they wanted to work with producer Jennifer Rux, co-founder with husband Rob...

Remi Budge and Caroline Ellis can’t help falling in love in Artisan Center Theater’s All Shook Up.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 31 If you’d rather avoid all the New Year’s Eve stuff (see sidebar) going on today, your best bet is probably Panther Island Ice. Fort Worth’s only outdoor skating rink has been brought back for another holiday se...