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Mexrrissey brings Moz to Marfa music festival via Mexico

September 22nd, 2016

(photo courtesy of Mexrrissey)Mexican Morrissey tribute band Mexrrissey outside the Salford Lads Club in Manchester, UK, hometown of The Smiths. Mexrrissey performs Friday at the Trans-Pecos Music Festival at El Cosmico.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — “There are a lot of dramatic elements in Mexican music and Morrissey’s music that …

Festival musicians fly free with the El Cosmico Family Band

September 22nd, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)David Garza fronts the El Cosmico Family Band at the 2015 TransPecos Festival of Music and Love.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love mainstay David Garza will once again grace the El Cosmico stage leading the El Cosmico Family …

Wye Oak keeping it fresh through the years

September 22nd, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Wye Oak performing earlier this year at South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – “The thing about the music business now is that localities don’t matter as much anymore,” said Andy Stack, drummer and composer for the indie rock …

Memorial service for founding member and artist to be held Friday

September 15th, 2016

MARFA – A service to memorialize artist Gregory Garcia and Dr. Victoria Carpenter, founding members of the International Woman’s Foundation, will be at 10am Friday, September 16, in the Building 98 labyrinth entrance.

There will be a reception at Building 98 immediately following the memorial service in the historic officer’s club bar and mural rooms. The …

Shakespeare Sunday in Fort Davis

September 15th, 2016

FORT DAVIS – It seemed like a dream: romance, fairies, fantasies from the animal world, and a host of some very odd characters – all set the tone for excerpts from the Shakespearean play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

This Sunday, September 18, another spectacular “Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party” will take place in the …

Musicians to bring politics at Lost Horse show on Friday

September 15th, 2016

The duo Benyaro

MARFA – Indie roots and rock artist, Benyaro, is about to embark on his “Get Out The Vote” fall tour, starting at 10pm on Friday, September 16, at the Lost Horse Saloon.

Also performing is Stephanie Nilles, a jazz/punk/barrelhouse musician from New Orleans.

There is no cover.

Wyoming’s …

Site-specific art installation opens next week in former Sandy’s gas station

September 15th, 2016

(Staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Tina Rivera paints the name of the local artists featured in the Sandy’s 7 to 11 exhibition.

MARFA – A group exhibition featuring a collection of local artists will open from 7 to 11pm on Wednesday, September 21, at the former Sandy’s gas station on South …

Marfa art groups awarded $51,000 in grants

September 15th, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Five local art foundations were awarded a total $51,500 in grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA). Among the Marfa grantees include Ballroom Marfa, the Chinati Foundation, Judd Foundation, Marfa Live Arts, and Marfa Studio of Arts.

TCA funds a variety of arts and cultural …

Sully faculty music recital today

September 15th, 2016

ALPINE – The Sul Ross music faculty will be presenting a sampler recital today, Thursday, September 15 at 7:30pm in the Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building.

The faculty consists of Steven Bennack, guitar; Dr. Karrin Ford, piano and organ; Dr. Donald Callen Freed, tenor; Dr. Jeffrey Meyer, tuba; and Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Thompson, flute.

The …

Chinati artist open studio includes film

September 15th, 2016

(Digital film still of Amboy courtesy of THE CHINATI FOUNDATION)

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation will host an open studio for Artist in Residence Frances Scholz on Saturday, September 17th from 6 to 8pm at the Locker Plant in downtown Marfa.

Following the open studio, Scholz will screen her film, Amboy, at 8pm …

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