Archive for March, 2006

Review: Gibralter Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Twenty3:Fifty9 is a progressive metal outfit based in Dallas, Texas. The name is a little hard to remember until you think of it as “one minute to midnight” (an allusion to the fact that guitarist Jeff Beardsley tends to wait until the last minute to do things). Beardsley and keyboardist Brian Bradford were members of a Dallas-area “party band” called D’Nile. Inspired by a trip to ProgPower IV they and D’Nile drummer Bill Rankin decided that the Dallas area could use their own prog-metal band influenced by such bands as Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Symphony-X, Savatage and Evergrey. After recruiting bassist Tom Martino, they have been working on a rock opera of The Count of Monte Cristo. They are partway through recording sessions for their first CD entitled Act One. This will be followed up by a second CD, which, of course, is to be called Act Two. (more…)

Rockers Against Hunger

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Ray, of Druid Entertainment is putting together a series of shows to benefit the hungry. Cover charge to get into the shows will be canned food items to be donated to the hungry. It’s a good cause, and there will be lots of great bands.

The first show will take place April 8th at the new Engine Room in Fort Worth. We hope to see you ALL there!

More details as they develop.