Author: Jessica Waffles

PHOTOS: Deep Ellum 100 event celebrates the 150th anniversary of the music neighborhood

A full band on stage

Deep Ellum 100 hosted their celebration for the 150th anniversary of the Deep Ellum neighborhood on Wednesday, bringing some of the most notable artists in North Texas to the stage at Trees. The artists who performed were selected from over 100 submissions by a panel of judges and each winning act received a $1000 grant… Read more »

Mean Motor Scooter releases “Slacker” music video [PREMIERE]

A zombie-like man eating a sub sandwich

Touching on topics of alienation, indifference and self-sabotage, Fort Worth post-garage rock band Mean Motor Scooter is set to release their new single “Slacker” with a music video produced by Coffee Pot Films. The video is co-directed by Anthony Milton and Greg Gadberry. (Ed note: The video contains language some might find offensive.) Fans of… Read more »

The return of avant-garde series Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions lands in Denton for a monthly residency

A performer on stage with synthesizer machines

Last month marked the third installment of the return of Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions, which has found its new home at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton, TX. Total Sweetheart started the night. Their opening composition could be described (if it was possible to describe) as part rocket launch, part alien transmission, mixed with what… Read more »

Fort Worth lights up the night at Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival

A reflecting pond with lanterns lit in front of a large sculpture

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosted a luminous night on Saturday with its event Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival, celebrating the heritage of The Modern’s architect Tadao Ando. Otsukimi, translated as “moon-viewing,” is a Japanese practice believed to have begun in the Heian Period (794 – 1185) that refers to the tradition of… Read more »

MATTIE brings their unique performance to Oak Cliff with Barcelona artist Marina Herlop

A signer on stage

Dallas-based artist MATTIE performed at The Wild Detectives last Friday night, accompanied by movement artist Rai Barnard and DJ / producer Jordan Edwards (aka IAMYU).  (Note: this video contains language that some might find offensive.) The 1-hour set was a visual and sonic journey, a complete story from start to finish. Through use of narration-style recordings,… Read more »

Fort Worth record label Matte Black Sound signs its first artist, releasing “On The Line” by Ghost Cloak [PREMIERE]

A man with a red phone cord wrapped around him and another person with a black glove holding the phone to his ear

Matte Black Sound is a Fort Worth-based independent record label and production company whose slogan is, “Redefining what it means to empower creatives in the modern world – independent together.” Co-founded by Matthew McNeal and Andre Black, Matte Black Sound seeks to uplift local and touring artists with the resources they’ve garnered over the years.… Read more »

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

A man sitting on a cajon speaking into a microphone with people seated and listening around him

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 »