Posts Tagged ‘musicians’’

Fort Worth’s Rock Roots

A new photobook details Cowtown’s mighty rockin’ lineage.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In a recent story on DC9 at Night, the Dallas Observer’s music blog, several local media types, including this writer, were asked to assess the North Texas music scene. Everyone seemed to agree that Fort Worth is the hottest ...


Union, FWSO Come to Agreement

LEONARD EUREKA
Reflecting the downward financial spiral in arts groups nationally, members of the local American Federation of Musicians union has just ratified a new two-year contract with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra that cuts players...



FWSO My!

The orchestra shines under the big top, though contract negotiations remain at a standstill.
LEONARD EUREKA
As the administrative honchos of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the musicians’ union continued their behind-the-scenes contract negotiations last week, the orchestra itself played a slam-dunk program that blew the feat...


Miguel-Harth Bedoya Looks to the Future

A Week With the Maestro
KRISTIAN LIN, PHOTOS BY NAOMI VAUGHAN
Wednesday, March 17, 10 a.m.: In the basement of Van Cliburn Hall downtown, musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra are chatting with one another and practicing scales or snatches of music. Only woodwind, brass, and ti...



The Blues Got the Blues

Cowtown keeps doing the steady shuffle through another dry spell.
CAROLINE COLLIER & PHOTOS BY ANNA ROUTH
The musicians at Mambo’s Tapas Cantina were recently doing what their predecessors have been doing for ages: showing off licks, telling life stories set to music, and improvising within the unspoken rules of the discipline ca...


Taking the Lead

JIMMY FOWLER
When local muso Matt Skates formed the Fort Worth Music Co-Op last year, he couldn’t have guessed all the directions it would take. The collective started out as a go-between for Fort Worth musicians and clubs that would,...



Not a Drag

CAROLINE COLLIER
Three musicians who met in a class at Texas Christian University six years ago founded the band Stella Rose under the auspices of loud rock and limitless potential. Youthful abandon informed the grunge-heavy, gritty rock sound ...


Bienvenue de Belleville

Big Ticket
The influence of Django Reinhardt continues to pop up in the most unusual places, like the 2007 video game BioShock, which contained several Reinhardt songs on its soundtrack.



Staff Benda Bilili

Ken Shimamoto
Read the backstory on these guys, and you’ll think they’re superheroes. Paraplegic street musicians who tool around the streets of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on custom-built motorized tricycles...


Strange Days

COLE GARNER HILL
Don’t call Hentai Improvising Orchestra a band. With completely extemporaneous performances and refusal to practice or designate a bandleader, the Fort Worth experimental ensemble is much closer to a drinking club of crac...