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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at O’Rileys

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

After an unexpected hiatus, Twenty3Fifty9 returns to O’Rileys, Friday June 3rd with friends Cygnus X-3 and AOR, and more.  Stay tuned for details as they become available.

Sharkbite Records will be releasing a Dream Theater tribute album in late May, featuring Twenty3Fifty9 — I’ll have a limited number to hand out to the first people who ask me about it …

Here’s the lineup for the evening:

8:00 — Cygnus X3
9:30 — AOR
10:45 — T3F9
12:00 — From Creation


    CD Review on

    Sunday, September 13th, 2009

    If you think the only music that comes out of Texas may be blues, country, or death metal, then I’ve got some news for you. The Lone Star State is home to a very intriguing and impressive progressive rock band by the name of Twenty3Fifty9, an allusion to ‘one minute to midnight.’ Formed in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2005, T3F9 has been developing and playing their first act of Alexander Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, a grand tale and certainly one of my favorites. When not playing The Count, Act I The Soul of a Prisoner during their shows, they fill the set with covers of Dream Theater, Kansas, and Iron Maiden. The influences are obvious within The Count bringing an epic sound to an epic tale of love, loss and political intrigue. (more…)

    Friday, Sept 4th at O’Rileys

    Monday, August 31st, 2009

    Sept 4th, Prog Showcase

    IF YOU MISSED THE SHOW LAST WEEKEND at The Rock Star in Fort Worth, then you’re in luck!  The same core lineup will be appearing together again this Friday at O’Riley’s.

    This past weekend’s show was a lot of fun.  Twenty3Fifty9 debuted a new song, which we will play again this next weekend, and we got to see two great newer progressive projects: From Creation and Millennial Reign, both of which put on great shows.

    9:00 – Hot Ash
    10:00 – From Creation
    11:00 – Millennial Reign
    12:30 – Twenty3Fifty9

    Come on down to O’Riley’s Friday night.  It’s gonna ROCK!

    8989 Forest Lane
    Dallas, Texas

    CD Review on Graceful Degradation

    Sunday, August 9th, 2009

    The Count, Act I, The Soul of a PrisonerLike classic literature? After a bit of epic prog? This might just be the album for you.

    The Count, Act I – The Soul of a Prisoner is an ambitious debut from Dallas based symphonic, melodic, prog rockers Twenty3Fifty9 and tells the story of Edmond Dantes, later to reinvent himself as the Count of Monte Cristo. Based on the book by Alexandre Dumas, this album covers his imprisonment in the Chateau D’if and by flashback tells the story of how he ended up in this predicament. A second album, due at a later date, will cover his escape, search for the lost treasure of Monte Cristo, and how he exacts his revenge on those who imprisoned him.

    It’s a hugely theatrical piece, giving the impression it was designed as musical/operatic theatre rather than for straight live performance by a band, although I suppose that’s usually taken as read from a prog concept album. Singer Jeff Beardsley has apparently been singing since age 12 and I wondered whether there was classical training in his background, the quality of his voice is so good. (more…)


    Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

    It took a while before I knew how this band was called… But, I admit I was immediately under the spell of the awesome cover. The booklet easily shows that this is some kind of concept CD but what could I expect musically? I didn’t have a clue until I heard the intro; yes, this must be some Progressive Metal concept CD. Not the easiest music to write but if it works out you often have a masterpiece… I’m curious.

    Damn, a pity that the production isn’t that good, not clear enough but I am impressed by the music that I hear. Not a bad singer, great guitar solos and very varied, call it some kind of creative high quality Metal with roots in the traditional Metal. And yes, there’s a strong epic touch present in all I hear in that very first song, called ‘Darkness’. I’m sure fans of epic US Metal will adore this opening track, although I warn you keyboards are making part of the songs. Does it bother me? No, not at all… (more…)

    Now available, practically EVERYWHERE!

    Saturday, July 4th, 2009
    album cover cdbaby

    Thanks to CDBaby, the album is available at lots of places, including those shown here. Be the first person on your block to own a copy of the album! And pass the word!

    CD Review in The Harder Beat, June 2009

    Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

    Twenty3:Fifty9 – The Count, Act I – The Soul Of A Prisoner
    This Dallas-based symphonic metal quartet released their eagerly awaited, self-produced debut mid-May. Clearly influenced by some of metal’s most prestigious progressive powerhouses (most notably Symphony X, Dream Theater, and Savatage), Twenty3: Fifty9 avoids many of the genre’s clichés by carving out their own niche, with an Andrew Lloyd Webber theatricality and melodic sensibility. Their 60-minute concept album, revolving around the Count of Monte Cristo, is certainly the most ambitious slab of local music to come along in years. Pick it up on their website, or better yet at one of their shows! (Jason Robert)

    Now available on CDBaby

    Saturday, May 16th, 2009
    TWENTY3FIFTY9: The Count, Act I - The Soul of a Prisoner

    For those who missed the CD release party, the CD is now available on CDBaby! On our page there you can listen to track clips, and buy the CD either as an MP3 download, or have them ship you the actual CD package (which also gives you the incredible album artwork created for us by Ed Unitsky).

    Check it out!


    CD Review on

    Thursday, May 7th, 2009

    TWENTY3FIFTY9 / The Count. Act I. The Soul Of A Prisoner review by DALE JUDAY

    Twenty3Fifty9 is from Texas, where other prog bands have emerged (Tuner, Gollum, Hands). Taking their cue from the royal lineage of music, this band knows how to deliver a quality album. Impressive packaging & artwork for their debut release. Chock full of lyrics (although a bit difficult to read as it appears blurry against background art), and a very interesting storyline to follow. The album titled “[The Count, Act I – The Soul of a Prisoner]” is a feat of progressive glory.

    The band is tight, the production (as far as instrumentation goes) is superb. They receive glowing reviews for their live shows. I can imagine why, as the music certainly comes across as unique and well composed. I presume the vocalist, who doubles as the band’s guitarist, can pull off the performance live – which would certainly set them apart from other gigging bands who tend to drop the ball on live performance when the pressure is on. (more…)

    CD Release Party, May 15th at O’Riley’s

    Sunday, April 19th, 2009

    May 15th - CD Release Party

    THE CD’S ARE FINALLY HERE, and Twenty3Fifty9 is planning a CD release party! So, if you’re one of the many who have eagerly awaited the release of Twenty3Fifty9’s debut album release, your wait is almost over.

    Friday, May 15th at 8pm marks a landmark moment for the group, as this is the official release date for “The Count, Act I, The Soul of a Prisoner”, an album some 3 1/2 years in the making.  The band will be appearing at O’Riley’s on Forest Lane, with CD’s in hand!  Come on down and get your own copy, and help us celebrate this special moment in Twenty3Fifty9 history.

    The band will be performing several tracks from the album, as well as debuting one as-yet unheard original song, slated for a second album.  If you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss this show!  Help us make this the biggest show yet.

    The lineup for the evening also looks to be a good one, featuring tributes to both “The Who” and “Heart”.

    • 8pm – Twenty3Fifty9
    • 9pm – Modern Relic
    • 10pm – Heart Tribute, “Bebe Le Strange”
    • 11pm  – The Who Tribute, “Who are You?”