Author: Jessica Waffles

New healing center North Node Sanctuary gives the creative community a safe space

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North Node Sanctuary is a new safe space and community healing center in The Cedars (Dallas), created by small business owners Nu Elemental and OA ALBEY. The co-founders originally met in college at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, where they shared a dorm while playing together on the volleyball team. Elemental came from Fort… Read more »

Lorelei K performs with elegant grace in her headlining show at the Kessler Theater

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Lorelei K headlined at the Kessler Theater Friday night, bringing her unique and elegant performance to the heart of Oak Cliff in Dallas. Leader of the band Dahlia Knowles shared her current aspirations in an interview with KXT’s Preston Jones ahead of the show, emphasizing her love of touring and plans to continue the journey… Read more »

Maya Piata’s new bi-weekly residency at The Free Man gives space to uplift BIPOC artists

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Maya Piata aka “Shining Glory” is hosting a new residency at The Free Man on Commerce Street in Deep Ellum. Every first and third Tuesday, Piata is creating space for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People Of Color) community to thrive. She invites local small businesses booths into the venue and  has special guest performances during the… Read more »

Scenes from the Amplify 817 Showcase at Will Rogers Auditorium

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Will Rogers Auditorium was full of Fort Worth local music on Wednesday, as Amplify817 put on a showcase for 817 Day celebrating local artists Gr4nt, Bencjones, Averi Burk and Cut Throat Finches. The event gave the artists an opportunity to perform on a large auditorium stage, which attracted many local music lovers to come support their favorite artists.… Read more »

The Suffers are ready to bring their Gulf Coast funky soul to Sundown at Granada

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The Suffers recorded a KXT Live Session ahead of their show at Sundown at Granada in Dallas on Wednesday July 27, featuring local artist Maya Piata opening. The Suffers have been known for their “Gulf Coast soul” sound, though they said they may be transitioning into a more “Gulf Coast funk” phase. The band performed… Read more »

What’s “cowgirl mermaid” music? Ask Fort Worth artist Lorena Leigh

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Fort Worth native Lorena Leigh‘s upbeat indie pop music is a joy to discover, with thoughtful lyrics about empathy, nostalgia and self-love in her original live set. She performed on Sunday at the Dallas Arboretum in the Pecan Grove. Despite a technical difficulty that left her without a sound system, Leigh belted her songs to the… Read more »