Posts Tagged ‘musicians’’

Survival

Hearsay
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

CAROLINE COLLIER PHOTOS BY ANNA ROUTH
“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.”



Three Strings

Big Ticket
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra‘s commitment to new music continues this weekend. Oh, Dvorák’s “From the New World” Symphony will be played as a sop to the traditionalists in the crowd, but the rest of th...


Dennis Gonzalez

Ken Shimamoto
This latest outing from the prolific Dallas-based trumpeter – his second for L.A.’s Furthermore Recordings – features an all-star cast of musicians. Besides his longtime collaborator, drummer Michael T.A. Thom...



Davis Lee Roth

JIMMY FOWLER
Singer-songwriter Josh Davis is known for his casually masterful, blues-inflected country tunes. His two biggest influences are iconic troubadour Merle Haggard, whose songwriting Davis constantly holds up as the standard, and t...


Hot, Airy

The veterans of the new improv outfit PFFFFT! have something to say.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The expression “Pffft,” under the scrutiny of a Google search, reveals several meanings, including “The sound you make when someone says something really stupid” and “A whole lot of hot air.”



Cadillac Cowboys

High atop East Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards, a motley crew of musos is eyeing the Big Time.
JEFF PRINCE
The Cantina Cadillac’s rooftop view is brilliant, although getting up there requires climbing a rickety ladder attached to a wall that’s 35 feet high, with nothing but pavement to break your fall.


Flying Solo

Local R&B-rock quartet Soulever Lift finds a middle ground between Christian and secular, contented and poor.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Admittedly, the four members of Soulever Lift realize they’re just another local band following every possible avenue to achieve some sort of success in the independent music market.



Jazz jumps back onto the Cowtown scene.

CAROLINE COLLIER
Take the elevator down to the 4th Street basement where the Scat Jazz Lounge lives these days, and you’ll find the night-blooming flower of jazz thriving under the dim lights.


Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars

The Show
While many of us while away the hours worrying if our 401(k)s are diversified enough, people in the African nation of Sierra Leone are still dealing with the after-effects of a mindblowingly horrific civil war that ended in 2002.