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Performers are welcome for Open Mic Monday Fair Park’s Fallout Lounge boasts hip atmosphere BY TESIA KWARTENG The Shorthorn staff

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Dallas musicians from left, Brian Shaddock, Scott Shaddock and Andrew Juhasz play at the Fallout Lounge in Dallas for the its Open Mic Monday. Bartender Keri Williams said the event is so popular that musicians begin signing up in the morning to perform.

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with,” she said. “It’s got that cool factor, Fallout is just cool.” Williams said the bar is open and willing to try anything guests want to hear and see. “That mic is yours. That stage is yours. It’s whatever you want to throw down,” she said. Dallas native Mary Lee attends the open mic night every week and said she loves the uniqueness of the bar and the good music. “It’s a pretty intimate little bar,” she said. “It’s very laid back and a lot of musicians hang out in this area. I get to hear some really talented local musicians at Fallout’s open mic night.”

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Singers, musicians, comedians and poets alike come to perform original pieces at Fallout Lounge. They are allotted 15 minutes or can perform three songs. Open Mic Monday, which is from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., is hosted by Scott Shaddock, lead singer and guitarist of Soi Soi Soi. “It’s always an interesting night,” he said. “We get all types of people from ambitious youngsters to middle-aged crazies, and the people that are so confident they put on a great show.” Shaddock said Fallout Lounge’s location in Fair Park suits it well because of the quirky edge it maintains. “It’s a great place for an open mic night because it’s a hip place without a bit of pretension,” he said. The bar is in a tight, narrow space but has an open area by the door that allows for dancing. The lighting is left dark, creating a moody, hip atmosphere. Singer and songwriter Matthew Bridgman plays at open mic night every chance he gets. Involved in music for 15 years, he recently began performing at the venue’s open mic night. “If you’ve written something and you’re not sure it will work, performing at an open mic is great,” he said. “I like to see if I can get people’s attention with something I’ve written. If I can do that, it means I’ve got something I can hold on to.” A night of a variety of music and artists brought Dallas native Jackie Stephens to the bar. “When they started the open mic nights, I had to make sure I found myself at them,” she said. “There’s so many different styles of music and people, you can’t help but enjoy yourself. Bartender Keri Williams said the mixture of people that come to the bar make it a “trail mix bar.” “The down-to-earth and creative people that come through here are a pleasure to interact

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Jessie Frye lights up the sky with her new album ‘Fireworks Child’ shows off the fine-tuning she has done since her last album

BY TORY BARRINGER The Shorthorn staff

On the heels of her performances at 35 Conferette and South by Southwest, Arlington native musician Jessie Frye is preparing for the Tuesday release of her EP, Fireworks Child. Fireworks Child is Frye’s second album, following her 2008 release The Delve. In the album, she hopes to demonstrate the lighter and darker tones of her music. “Sonically, it’s a lot more different than the last EP,” Frye said. “It’s a lot edgier. More electric.” Frye said the experience she gained in the last few years colored her approach to Fireworks Child. “When I made The Delve, I was very green,” she said. “I’m still green now, but I knew absolutely nothing about playing shows or recording. I’m still figuring some things out.” One major difference between the two albums is the people involved. While Frye used local talent to record The Delve as a onetime performance, she now plays with a regular band, which formed in 2009. Her bandmates include music education alumnus Matt Olmstead, who teaches as an assistant band director at Arlington High School. Olmstead, the band’s drummer,

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described the group’s sound as “if song, I cannot listen to it,” she said. “I try to be abstract and interesting. Tori Amos sang for Led Zeppelin.” “There’s all this heavy influence I always want to maintain a style in the band, and you can hear it that’s a style, not a genre. At the end when we play, but the music isn’t of the day, I want to be unbound by heavy,” Olmstead said. “We’re up in genre. I think Fireworks Child is the your face without being nasty.” first step.” Also in the lineBetween her live up is Michael Garperformances and cia, interdisciplin“At the end of the the album release, ary studies junior it’s been a busy year day, I want to be and lead vocalist for Frye. She plans and guitarist for perform May unbound by genre. I to 2010 Battle of 6 in Denton with the Bands winner think Spooky Folk, Tiger Waking Alice. The Darrow and Bravo, is the first step.” differences beMax! She returns tween the bands May 13 to Dallas to Jessie Frye, musician seem huge, but play at La Grange Garcia said they’re in Deep Ellum. not that different. Out of all her “We tend to have these real basic band’s performances, she said her pop sensibilities about it,” he said. set at 35 Conferette during spring “We kind of go about her songs with break best captured the spirit she a set structure in mind from a song- strives for. In the cramped basement writer’s point of view. Where we of J&J’s Pizza, the force of the music deviate is our instrumentation with beat out the production of the show. how heavy it is at times. Jessie has “I think that was one of our best more of an intimate sound.” gigs we ever played,” Frye said. “We Though her website lists her were at capacity. It wasn’t about genre as pop-rock, Frye works hard how professional we sounded. It to defy definition. Her goal is to was about the energy. And we had a create a sound distinctly her own. lot of energy.” It starts with her writing, which is sultry and seductive. TORY BARRINGER features-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu “If the lyrics are horrible in a

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age to the Lone Star State with redesigned trains. The new trains are replicas of the 1961 Cadillac Deville, down to the grille and headlights. The hood of each car is decorated with steer horns, and each protective lap bar restraint is custom designed with a saddle horn. For biology freshman Joey Villanueva, the ride’s closing was difficult to take and he’s certainly ready to get back in the saddle. “That was my first big roller coaster I ever rode,” Villanueva said. “I loved it. Every time I go to Six Flags, I make sure to go on it. I’m already planning to go back there before I go home.”

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With Six Flags Over Texas located close by, it can be easy to take the theme park and its attractions for granted. For Arkansas resident Amanda McCormack, a trip to Six Flags is a big deal. “I haven’t been here in 15 years,” McCormack said. She came at a good time. This year, Six Flags Over Texas celebrates its 50th anniversary. The park kicked off its 2011 season with an opening ceremony on March 5, and the celebration will last through the summer with special deals and activities. The university is also getting in on the festivities, by offering an exhibit displaying the early years of Six Flags’ history. The exhibit titled What You Wish the World Could Be: The Early Years of Six Flags Over Texas is currently open in the Central Library. Founded in 1961 by Angus G. Wynne, Jr., president of the Great Southwest Corp., Six Flags first attracted visitors with animaldriven rides. Today, the park features rides such as the Superman: Tower of Power and the ever-popular Texas Giant. “The first ride was actually a goat cart ride,” said Sharon Parker, public relations manager at Six Flags Over Texas. “To go from a goat cart ride to a super hybrid coaster, it’s been a major journey for the park.” Part of that journey includes a renovation of the park’s flagship roller coaster, the Texas Giant. The coaster, which first opened in 1990, was closed in 2009 to receive a makeover. It opens again on Friday. The ride is staying true to its original wooden construction, but the new track features customdesigned steel fabrication. The lift hill at the start of the ride goes up 10 feet higher than before, and the redesigned Texas Giant now has a 79-degree drop, the steepest of any wooden roller coaster in the world. In addition, the track now has a 95 degree bank, also the steepest of any wooden coaster. The renovated ride pays hom-

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Parker said the Texas Giant has always been a symbol of the park’s love for the state. “With our park having such a rich Texas history, just the name made it an affectionate part of the park immediately,” she said. “It’s appropriate that in our 50th year, we launch a ride like no other. I’ve ridden it five times. On that first drop, if you walk away saying you didn’t feel like you were free falling, you were just on a different ride.” More celebrations are lined up later this year. On June 18, the park starts its “50 Days of Fun” leading up to its official birthday, Aug. 5. Guests can expect special giveaways of commemorative items and the reopening of fan favorite attraction, Casa Magnetica, a house of optical illusions that appears to defy gravity. In another nod to its history, Six Flags is hosting an employee reunion day June 18. Former employees are invited back to see what has changed since they last worked there. For her part, McCormack plans to celebrate Six Flags’ history by coming back a little sooner than 15 years. “I’m still a kid at heart,” McCormack said. “Grown ups can have fun there, too. Maybe next time, I’ll bring the kids.”

The revamped Texas Giant relaunches Friday as part of the festivities

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The new trains are modeled after the 1961 Cadillac Deville to honor the year the park opened. The cars feature custom designed saddle se

“It’s appropriate that in our 50th year, we launch a ride like no other. I’ve ridd saying you didn’t feel like you were free falling, you we

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The new trains are 48 feet long and five feet wide. Each one can hold 24 passengers in stadium style seating. The lift hill at the beginning of the ride is now 10 feet higher than it was before. Courtesy, Six Flags Over Texas

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In this March 3 photo, the Texas Giant is still being reconstructed at Six Flags over Texas. The Arlington park opened its 2011 season this spring, and on June 18, it will kick off “50 Days of Fun,” leading up to its official anniversary Aug. 5.

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The new Texas Giant has 95

Hours: Times vary by day. Visit www.sixflags.com for specific times for each day.

degree banked turns, the steepest banks of any wooden rollercoaster in the world.

Tickets: Can be bought online or at the park. Online, everyone pays the kid’s price of $34.99. At the park, general admission is $54.99 and children under 48 inches are $34.99. Parking: One-day parking ranges from $15 to $30.

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In Arlington there’s a little store where shelves of books line the walls and run throughout the building’s rooms, creating a labyrinth of literature, and at the entrance, a beast guards this treasure trove. The Book Rack is a used bookstore that houses more than 100,000 books and is guarded by a Chihuahua named Pepe. The store has been in business for more than 35 years and is part of a franchise of more than 100 locations. Owner Ann Wren has worked at the store since it opened. Her father established the store in 1975, and she inherited it in 1983 when he died. “My dad was always frequenting used bookstores when he traveled, so when he couldn’t travel anymore, he started one,” she said. Wren said the store predominately sells paperbacks, but there are some hardbacks. She said the average price is four dollars. The store is bigger than it appears. While it originally started with one room, sections have been added throughout the years, creating a maze of books. There are wings of the store devoted to genres. Customers can turn in books for a quarter of the price in store credit. “Every time I come I bring a batch back,” customer James Atwood said. “Then I’ll buy a whole basket full. You get a fourth of the price of the books you bring, so I pay a fourth of the books I get in cash.” Wren says the store’s customer base of high-volume readers who buy and sell a lot of books is what sets the store apart from other bookstores like Half Price Books. The store keeps hundreds of 4x6 cards on file to keep track of their customer’s credit. If the store does not have a certain book, Wren said the store can special order it for a customer at a 20 percent discount. The outside of the store has just a sign on the front and books

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displayed in the window, but Wren hopes to put artwork in the windows. She said she hopes to find several UTA students who would be interested in painting something for display. Four employees work at the store, two of which have been there for 15 years. “I’m really fond of the customers,” employee Charline Duffie said. “It’s fun exchanging information about books with them. It’s pleasant to be here.” The Book Rack also takes up donations of books to send to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. “A chaplain that was there sent me a picture of the soldiers and a trailer with shelves for the books in the back,” Wren said. “I was pleased that he sent me a nice little note.” Pepe, who belongs to Wren, stays behind the counter. He’s the store’s “security” and wears a shirt with the word on it to reflect that. “Pepe is our guard dog,” Wren said. “He’s gentle and doesn’t bite. When I’m not behind the counter, he thinks he’s in charge.”

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Students’ band to open concert By Allen BAldwin The Shorthorn staff

Fresh off a win at last month’s Battle of the Bands, Fellow Freak looks forward to getting its name out by opening at Springfest. Fellow Freak’s current lineup has been together for six months. English freshman Cameron Gossett said the band has been compared to the Toadies, Weezer and Primus. Gossett said it felt great to win the Battle of the Bands. “It was our third show with our new songs,” the bassist said. “People liked the new sound and the direction we want to go with our music.”

David Porter, EXCEL Campus Activities university events director, said he was amazed to learn that the band had only played together three times. “They were my favorite band in the Battle of the Bands competition,” he said. “I think they’re going to go far.” The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Hudson Maedor, Gossett and drummer Thomas McHargue, who plans to transfer to UTA next year. Gossett said being a threepiece band has made it hard to keep the crowd’s attention during shows. “Hudson is tied to the mic, and

Thomas is behind the drum kit,” Gossett said. “I find ways to engage the audience and make them feel part of the show. I’ll start a clap on some parts of songs or motion them to get in the jive.” Maedor said he was fairly new to singing when he started with the band. “I write all the songs, but I’ve had trouble with stepping up to the plate to sing,” he said. “It’s hard to watch someone else sing your own songs that mean a lot to you but not to them.” For the band’s lyrics, Maedor said they revolve around societal freedom. “They’re about doing whatev-

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Fellow Freak bassist talks about Battle of the Bands conquest, Springfest er you please without worrying about the boundaries of society,” he said. “They’re about not worrying about someone telling you what to do.” The band usually practices for two hours at least once a week. The band has no shows lined up for after Springfest, but the members are hoping to tour Texas during the summer. If they can’t come up with the money to do that, they hope to at least play at various Six Flags parks in the state. Gossett said playing at Springfest will be a great way for a lot of people to hear them. “It’s really great, just because

all these songs we’ve been playing are brand new,” he said. “It’s a great way for a lot of people to go for free to hear our new sound and line up and see what we’re all about.” Gossett said the band hopes to learn from headliners We The Kings. “It will be a great way to maybe make some connections with upper levels of industry,” he said. “It will be nice to see how the band performs on stage and what we can take from that and incorporate in our own live show.”

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The Orbans bring Texas twang to Springfest The bands eclectic sound will be on stage at Springfest By lee escoBedo The Shorthorn Scene editor

Usually, opening bands are a little rough around the edges. The opening slot serves as experience to grow an audience and style. The Orbans are far from an average opening act. Although not nationally well-known, the band generated buzz from National Public Radio, the Fort Worth Weekly and the Dallas Observer. The band combines influences from multiple genres, switching sounds resembling The Fall to Ryan Adams. The Shorthorn caught up with Orbans vocalist and guitarist Peter Black.

The Shorthorn: Catch us up on what the band has been up to. Peter Black: Staying busy. We’ve been doing a lot of regional stuff, like short runs of shows. We’ve been working on material for a record we’re gonna start, hopefully, in the fall. Our keyboard player has been running off and playing with Ben Harper and Relentless 7. He’s been keeping

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The Orbans lead singer, Peter Black, describes his bands sound as mix of genres. us on our toes. Other than that, we’re trying to spend a lot of time in the rehearsal studio working on new songs. T.S.: How did the band get started? P.B.: I was going to school at the University of Oklahoma. I had a band while I was in school. We played a show downtown, and the guy who was managing my band at the time introduced me to Kenny [guitarist], who at the time was playing a pickup gig with a girl named Selena who was on American Idol. I sat down with him after hanging out a few times and told him I wanted to change up what I was doing and thought

it would be cool if he jumped in. He brought in the bass player two months after that. At that point, we called the band the Lifters, made an EP, and once we got Justin, the keyboardist, and a different drummer, we changed names again. That’s when we decided on the Orbans. T.S.: How about the name of the band? Where did that come from? P.B.: We were looking to change the name. It’s always one of the most nerve-racking things. Should it mean something amazing or not? Look at Toad and the Wet Sprocket or Pearl Jam. That’s such a weird name. It’s kind of

funny the way a name settles and means something. For this name, our drummer had gone to New York to do session work and the studio had Orban compressors. He sent a text in suggesting the name. We added it to the list, and when nobody hated it, after 4 weeks, we went with it. T.S.: How long have you been together? P.B.: Kenny, Cliff, bassist and vocals, and I have been playing together for three years. The sound has changed composition over the past couple years. T.S.: How did you get chosen to open for We The Kings? P.B.: Actually, I don’t know exactly. That was something that Cliff, our bass player, handled. Maybe somebody doing the talent or booking heard our record and submitted it. I guess they wanted to check us out as local support for the show. T.S.: Do you like their music? P.B: Honestly, I had to go look it up. Kenny, guitarist, had heard them, but I haven’t had the time to go through the record. T.S.: Have you played in Arlington before? P.B.: There was one real eclectic place we went and played once called Caves. I like that bar. It’s more our speed. T.S.: How familiar are you with the university? P.B.: I’ve never been out there, but I had some friends who went

to school there. I’m looking forward to playing outside there, though. Luckily, it hasn’t gotten too hot out there. T.S.: For fans that aren’t familiar with your music, how would you describe your sound? P.B.: Just kind of new age American rock and roll — very song based music. This is always the hardest question. Our keyboard player told someone once its elements of the music we’ve loved from the ’50s, ’80s and ’90s, like the Beach Boys and stuff. T.S.: To prepare students who are attending Springfest, what type of show will you put on? P.B.: Like I said, with the band, everything is based on the songs. We like getting out and playing these songs we’ve spent so much time on. The only variable is how long we’ll play. We got some ideas for some fun stuff to do. We’re playing songs from this album that we’ve been supporting. Sometimes we figure out better ways to interpret those. T.S.: Is there anything else you want to say to students before you play on Thursday? P.B.: Thanks. Honestly, I don’t even know how college kids think anymore. We’re looking forward to getting out in the sun and sharing some music.

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Pulse’s guide to arts and entertainment in the Metroplex this weekend. If you know of a cool Arlington event, let us know at features-editor. shorthorn@uta.edu.

Movies Super Directed By: James Gunn Starring: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon Rated: R When: Friday Where: The Magnolia 3699 McKinney Ave. Dallas 75204 In the outlandish dark comedy Super, writer and director James Gunn creates what is perhaps the definitive take on self-reflexive superheroes. When sad-sack loser Frank (Rainn Wilson, The Office) sees his exaddict wife (Liv Tyler) willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But soon, he decides to fight back under the guise of a DIY superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench and a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page, Juno), the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife. - Official website Cost: $10 Water For Elephants Directed By: Francis Lawrence

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Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon star in Water for Elephants. Starring: Christoph Waltz, Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson Rated: PG-13 When: Friday Where: Wide Release Water for Elephants presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. Veterinary student Jacob (Pattinson) meets and falls in love with Marlena (Witherspoon), a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds — including the wrath of Marlena’s charismatic but dangerous husband, August — Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love. 20th Century Fox Cost: Varies

Poetry Directed By: Lee Chang-dong Starring: Yun Jung-hee and Lee David Rated: NR When: Friday Where: The Magnolia 3699 McKinney Ave. Dallas 75204 Mija (veteran actress Yun Junghee) is a beautiful woman in her sixties who moves gracefully through life, contemplating a trivial daily routine that is ill-suited to her refined persona. With elegance and a dash of eccentricity, Mija takes care of her ungrateful grandson Wook (Lee David) and makes a living by cleaning house for an elderly man who, though paralyzed by a stroke, still responds to her charm with bouts of drug-induced arousal. – Official website Cost: $10

Events Madea’s Big Happy Family Directed By: Tyler Perry Starring: Bow Wow, Loretta Divine and Tyler Perry Rated: PG-13 When: Friday Where: Wide Release The film will be the eleventh title in the studio’s hit Perry franchise. Perry will reprise his signature role as the straight-shooting Madea in the film, adapted from his new stage-play Madea’s Happy Family, which is currently on tour in the U.S. Isaiah Mustafa the “Old Spice Guy” plays Calvin, who is struggling with his marriage and family relationships. It has not been announced who will play his opposite. - Lionsgate Cost: Varies

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Bass Performance Hall Cost: $44 to $82.50 525 Commerce St. Fort Worth 76102 Contact: 877-212-4280 Ghostcar/Yells at Eels/Regina Chellew When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: The Kessler Theater 1230 W. Davis St. Dallas 75208 Cost: $16.75 Contact: www.prekindle.com/ kessler Kettle Art Presents: Dan Colcer, Clint Scism and Mark Nelson

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$2.75 TALL $5.00 Double Long $2.00 Mimosas starting $3 Stella Artois Domestic drafts @ NOON Division Iced Tea $3 Bombshell Blondes $3.75 TALL $1.50 domestic drafts Any double martini $3.00 Franconia Kolsch $2.50 Sunday Funday Premium drafts Mug Refills and Osbakkens $6.50 $2.50 premium drafts MOVIE NIGHT $3.00 Jagers and Dee J. Maniken UTA Jazz Jam @ 7pm $4 Jäger Bombs ONDAPATIO @10pm Rumples ONDAPATIO Back Bar open @ 9pm KARAOKE NIGHT

When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Kettle Art 2714 Elm St. Dallas 75226 Cost: Free Contact: frank@frankart.net Sixth Annual Fort Worth Prairie Fest When: 10 a.m. Saturday Where: Tandy Hills Park 3400 View St. Fort Worth 76103 Cost: Free Prairie Fest offers visitors a chance to celebrate their connection to the natural world. The festival features live music, arts, crafts, green living and other performances with two solarpowered stages. More than 100 vendors and organizations offer green products and services. Master Naturalists will guide tours of the prairie. – Official website Contact: 817-731-2787 Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China exhibit When: 10 a.m. Saturday Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 1600 Gendy St. Fort Worth 76107 Cost: $14 adults $10 children aged two to 12 and seniors aged 60+ Learn about one of the oldest civilizations in the world in Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China. The new interactive exhibition features young people from the Hangzhou who introduce museum visitors and their families to daily life in China. - Official website Contact: 817-255-9300

A calendar of area food & drink specials for April 21-27 TUESDAY

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$2.50 Specialty CANS 75¢ well drinks start @9:30pm $4.00 Premium CANS $1.50 wells 11pm to close DJ Bailal spins @10pm $3.00 Titos Vodka Back Bar open @10pm


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