Weekender, Fri., May 29
There are certain among you who enjoy golf or, as I call it, Whacking the Little White Ball Around and Then Chasing After It. Some of you might attend the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial every year to, y’know, actually admire the skill on display –– for the rest of us, the celebrated golf tournament is, like outdoor events everywhere (horseshoes, washers, bocce), just an excuse to do some day-drinking and have fun. For both kinds of Colonial fans, there always has been a decent selection of Colonial Country Club-area bars/restaurants –– including Blue Mesa, University Pub, and, closer to town, Michael’s –– offering post-tourney amusements. Now there’s another spot, one that, while not a bar/restaurant per se, is a place where you can day-drink properly and nosh –– and that also is in keeping with the highlander spirit of WTLWBAATCAI. Located outdoors on Main Street between 3rd and 4th streets, the Michelob Ultra 19th Hole in Sundance Square is free and is offering live coverage of the tourney on giant Go Vision video boards. Non-stop bus service to and from Colonial and downtown will be provided by The T for $3 per round-trip. Tomorrow (Saturday), you can win $25,000 by participating in the GolfDFW.com Long Putt Challenge, and tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m., perennial Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards nominee Josh Weathers + the True Endeavors will perform. See you there. Don’t be, uh, square.
A local boy is returning home for a gig tomorrow (Saturday). Fort Worth’s Casey Cannon is frontman and chief songwriter for L.A.’s 29 Mules and will be gigging at The Stagecoach Ballroom (2516 E Belknap St, 817-831-2261). No doubt, the house will be brought down by “F.W.T.X.,” a track off the band’s new album, 80 Feet Deep, and that features the lyrics: “Come back to Fort Worth, Texas … my old stomping ground.” (He also says, “The whiskey, weed, and women there / Kept me comin’ ’round.” Hmmm.)
For a joint that was supposed to go out of the live music business, Lola’s Saloon 6th (2736 W 6th St, in the West 7th Street corridor, 817-877-0666) has been having some pretty killer shows as of late –– and will be having another one tomorrow (Saturday), when Robert Gomez and Bosque Brown perform.
Tomorrow (Saturday) at The Chat Room Pub (1263 W Magnolia Av, South Side, 817-716-8057), singer-songwriter Justin Spike’s new project, Har Herrar, will celebrate the release of its debut CD, This Knowledge, with The Slow Burners and New Science Projects.