More beer awaits a thirsty liver in this year’s Untapped Indie Music and Beer Festival version in Fort Worth that gears up Saturday afternoon. VIP is sold out and regular admission might soon as well. Look for over 65 breweries representing over 200 beers, plus a lot of live music including some national touring acts. Gain entry while you can for the low cost of thirty bucks. This includes a taster cup and a dozen tasters. Additional tasting cards are available for five dollars. Continue reading
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Originally from Corsicana, Texas, and a graduate from Texas A&M, Jason Manning planted his roots in Fort Worth, now calling the Magnolia Area home. We will use the word “home” lightly, because Jason travels all over the States and sells out crowds with his Eagles Tribute Band, 7 Bridges. However his original music projects and collaborations with different artists, make his solo music soul encompassing. Continue reading
Starting Mar. 7, one of our favorite restaurants, SĒR Steak + Spirits, will feature live entertainment from local pianists and singers Jennifer Perryman and Annagrey.
The restaurant will feature live music Thursday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the upper level of the bar. Continue reading
Sara Hickman returned to the scene of many of her most successful performances, Poor David’s Pub, for a Valentine’s Night show, and this one can be added to the “Memorable” folder. David Card is well known for treating his artists like family, which makes for some terrific concerts.
While Ms. Hickman is a talented musician in her own right, she gleefully ceded the yeoman’s share of the music making to local guitar wizard Sam Swank, whose acoustic and electric guitars added a different atmosphere to the songs so many in the audience have enjoyed for years. Absent a guitar cord tether, Ms. Hickman’s inner chanteuse was free to prance, preen, and prowl all over the stage and into the audience, to the expected delight of all in attendance. The only thing missing was a feather boa. Continue reading
Anything Goes sails direct from Broadway under the direction of Kathleen Marshall, who won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Choreography. Cole Porter’s roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, of course “Anything Goes.” Continue reading
Buzzbrews Kitchen begins to fill. Students work on notebook computers. The after-work crowd relaxes over cups of coffee. Paintings of Bob Marley and Madonna stare down on a young man. He is practicing Handel’s aria, Lascia Ch’io Pianga.
Amid the restaurant clammer, somewhere around 8:00ish, Mark Landson wanders up to the stage, violin in hand. Dressed in a Sun Studios t-shirt, jeans and pleasantly worn black boots, he could be any dude hanging out at a coffee bar. Then, he starts to play the hauntingly familiar strains of Bach/Gounod’s Ave Maria. He plays with such loving intensity, he transforms into another Rudolfo, Puccini’s romantic leading man in La Boheme. Continue reading
by Judy Chamberlain
More than two decades ago, Dallas resident Tommy Stanco, an avid gourmet cook and former professional children’s entertainer, combined his love of hospitality and music to create an aura that would transform Lakewood’s Balcony Club from a simple piano bar to a haven for live music and Texas-sized camaraderie featuring as many as 70 bands each month.
Stanco – who went to work at The Balcony Club as a bartender on Valentine’s Day 1990 and bought the place from original owners Burke and Jo Barr – has been its sole owner for over twenty years. Recently, he added his own band to the roster of regulars on the club’s calendar. Continue reading