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Roundup: Music and Murals


by Manuel Mendoza 27 May 2008

The team of Sergio Garcia, Luke Harnden and Mark Nelson won the second annual Re*Co*Ver mural competition in Deep Ellum over the weekend. Cindy at Fine Line has a video of the finalists’ work and footage of the awards show. There’s a listening party tonight at the Barley House for the new album by I […]

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The team of Sergio Garcia, Luke Harnden and Mark Nelson won the second annual Re*Co*Ver mural competition in Deep Ellum over the weekend. Cindy at Fine Line has a video of the finalists’ work and footage of the awards show.

There’s a listening party tonight at the Barley House for the new album by I Love Math, the rhythmic-twang side project of three members of Deathray Davies with Old 97’s drummer Philip Peeples on skins. Quick has a cover-story interview with frontman John Dufilho.

In other side-gig news, Norah Jonespunk-metal El Madmo has just put out its first album. Following a reunion, post-New Wave dance act Yaz is coming to Dallas. And Bend Studio has launched a poolside concert series at the Belmont Hotel.

Finally, Texas music, wine and food is set to take over the Mall in Washington D.C. during the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in June and July. Texas Music magazine has the scoop on who’s performing.

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  • moiremusic

    Hm. Punk-metal? You guys sure? Of the 12 El Madmo songs available, I wouldn’t describe any of them as metal, and maybe one (Carlo!) as being slightly punk-influenced. I’m thinking this angle has been exaggerated quite a bit, but not just by this site.

  • You’re right. “Carlo!” reminds me of the post-punk/New Wave band The Waitresses, but otherwise it’s mostly a jokey record, heavy on exaggerated rhymes mocking rock vulgarity, with nods to several rock-pop styles. These hyphenated descriptors aren’t as useful as the used to be. Bands aren’t so easily pinned down these days.

  • Good to see you writing again Manny!