DFW Music Fests Texas Music Revolution And Ubbi Dubbi Eye Comebacks, Demi Lovato Tells All And A Sexual Assault Arrest Rocks The Fort Value Scene.
We already advised you as soon as, nevertheless it bears repeating: Rock ‘n’ roll returned to Deep Ellum in a big way this past weekend additionally space punk rock mainstays Rosegarden Funeral Get together and Noogy performed in entrance of a sold-out, socially distanced and masks-required present at Three Hyperlinks.
That’s proper, people: An actual-live present performed in entrance of precise followers!
We all know we’re nonetheless a ways off from everyone getting vaccinated and issues totally returning to regular, however we’re simply completely satisfied to see one in all our favourite venues with the ability to climate the storm the COVID-19 pandemic and getting again within the swing of issues.
It must be mentioned, although: For his or her half, Noogy by no means give up. In actual fact, they only put out a music video to go along with the “Teen Idol” single they launched earlier this yr. Test it out:
Seems, too, that reside music is simply returning to small venues. In actual fact, it’s beginning to appear like there will probably be some music festivals in our close to future as effectively. This week, 95.3 The Vary common supervisor Joshua Jones advised the Dallas Morning Information that he’s optimistic enough about the state of the pandemic to move forward with this yr’s incarnation of the radio station’s annual Texas Music Revolution occasion, which can this yr be headlined by Randy Rogers and Charley Crockett.
“I really feel actually constructive about how we’re transferring forward with TMR up to now,” he advised Dallas’ Solely Every day. “Dr. [Anthony] Fauci says each American may very well be vaccinated by the tip of Could, so we be ok with having a competition in June that’s secure for everybody.”
So far as festivals go TMR — set to happen Downtown McKinney on June 4 and 5 — isn’t the one one to look ahead to, both. Since November, the annual EDM festival Ubbi Dubbi has been slated to go down on April 24 and 25 at Ennis’ Texas Motorplex — and, after announcing a handful of precautions, the three-day rave remains to be anticipated to go off like regular, and even slated to incorporate tenting as effectively.
After all, in case you’re nonetheless a little bit uncertain about attending a reside music fest, there are digital alternate options as effectively. Only in the near past, Denton’s Thin Line Fest announced the full lineup for the music portion its all-online affair, which kicks off at this time. Belief us after we say it’s all killer, no filler.
In the meantime, the Dallas Opera introduced its comeback final week too. Their return will materialize in a three-part occasion referred to as the “Welcome Again Tune Collection” and slated for March 31, April 3 and April 9. The primary efficiency will featured the famend Atlanta-born bass opera singer Morris Robinson, who additionally holds the excellence of being the primary black artist to signal with a significant classical label. As Dallas Opera CEO Ian Derrer told Fox 4, “[it’s] an understatement however we’re prepared to begin singing once more. To have Morris open up the home once more after such a very long time of silence goes to be actually spectacular.”
Talking of Italian issues, Lake Highlands Excessive College graduate St. Vincent just lately graced the duvet of Rolling Stone Italia — and the headline learn “God Save The Benzo Queen” on a canopy meant to advertise her forthcoming Daddy’s Residence LP. For her half, St. Vincent is taking the mix-up in good enjoyable, explaining the way it was most likely one thing that acquired misplaced in translation.
Medication play an enormous function, in the meantime, in Demi Lovato‘s new Dancing With The Satan docuseries. Already, two of the four-part, YouTube-hosted collection’ episodes have aired, and so they reportedly doc the traumatizing experiences the previous youngster star has undergone alongside her resounding Billboard chart successes. Amongst different issues, she reveals that she was raped as a teenager, and that her alleged rapist by no means confronted penalties.
Sadly, Lovato’s experiences are removed from remoted incidents. This week, the Fort Value Weekly reported that Leroy The Prophet frontman Gabriel Gomez was arrested this month on the horrendous charges of sexual assault of a child under the age of 17 and sexual abuse of a child under 14. An unidentified native musician who was reportedly near Gomez to the Weekly that “he’s lifeless to me.”
Thankfully, not all information this week was so heavy and darkish.
As an example? Properly, Pantera’s Reinventing The Metal turned 21 on Sunday — and, with that, the band’s last album lastly graduated to with the ability to legally booze legality. Drink up, little man! They develop up so quick, don’t they? In a short recording for Rhino Information, Pantera bassist Rex Brown opened up about that album’s legacy:
In different information, Denton’s Fishboy acquired a cool write-up about its new animated music video for the tune “Greatness Waitress” off their upcoming album Waitsgiving that’s due out in April. Appears the video was rendered utilizing a Unity-3D sport engine that enables followers the option of an interactive listening/gaming experience.
Additionally nonetheless doing the rattling factor is former Fox & The Chicken member Daniel Bowman, who has a brand new band referred to as Phone Home that was just lately featured on KERA’s Art and Seek. The brand new mission is a collaboration between Bowman and Tauran Krishnan of the native Latin rock band Foco De Atelier. The pair launched a video for his or her debut single “Cracks in The Pavement” earlier this month.
One other band that acquired their due within the type of a cool write-up is the outlaw nation/garage-rock group Ottoman Turks, whose paranoid skitzy new music video “Conspiracy Freak” was premiered in Rolling Stone. Justifiably so, too, because the tune options Turks frontman Nathan Mongol Wells repeatedly ushering the phrase “Bush did 9/11.” No, severely:
Talking of cool new shit, the punks in American Shit Storm introduced the upcoming launch of their third studio album, Vol. III EP, which can earn its launch at an April 30 celebration at Three Hyperlinks.
Additionally? LOVEHEIST, the band previously often called Northern Nationwide, put out a brand new video for its “Going Backwards” tune that serves as a follow-up to the last month-released “Ready To Go.”
Lastly this week, let’s contact on a pair Snarky Pet-related releases have been quieted a bit by the UNT-sprung jazz band’s fourth Grammy win that we mentioned last week.
For starters, violinist Zach Brock launched a album referred to as Polyphony, for which Snarky Pet posted a little bit teaser that includes Brock wielding violins and displaying off the beautiful aspects of his instrumentalism.
Then there’s guitarist Mark Lettieri teamed with electrical guitar legend Steve Lukather for a funk rock jam referred to as “Star Chasers” that’s serving as a single off Lettieri’s personal forthcoming solo album, Deep: The Baritone Periods Vol. 2. They even dropped a trippy-ass visible to go along with it.
These Snarky Pet cats are fairly proficient, huh?
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