MUSIC BITS: 35 Denton (the festival formally known as NX35 and 35 Conferette) announced yesterday that it was having a blind pre-sale of wristbands for next year’s event. And it appears that those have already sold out. (prekindle) … Dallas producers Play-N-Skillz have a new mixtape out that they’d like you to have. (DC9 at Night) … Centro-matic frontman Will Johnson breaks down the band’s new album, Candidate Waltz. Wanna hear the songs live? Catch the band tonight with Sarah Jaffe at Dan’t Silverleaf in Denton. (quickdfw.com)
817 ART: Fort Worth Community Arts Center will open an interesting show on Friday. “Looking for the Lone Star: Early Texas Art in Private Fort Worth Collections” is exactly what it sounds like – a chance to see locally-made art that is normally displayed in collector’s homes. The twist in this exhibition is that it’s the collectors who decided which pieces to show, making for an eclectic mix.
THE HEAD HONCHO: It’s hard to believe that one person oversees the DMA’s exhibitions, publications, collections, libraries, archives and digital imaging departments. What, no time for the cafe? But those areas all fall under Tamara Wootton-Bonner’s watch as the museum’s Chair of Collections and Exhibitions. She talks about her favorite pieces in the collection and how she got her start as a museum security guard in an interview with the museum’s Uncrated blog.