Archive for April, 2014

Hot Feet

Big Ticket
Come heat or high water, the Ballet Concerto Summer Dance Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday in the pavilion at Trinity Park. Margo Dean Dance Studio’s traditional summer outing is now in its 28th season, and the 2...


Last Great DJ On Documentary Channel

Jeff Prince
Over the years I’ve gotten to know KHYI 95.3 “The Range” disc jockey Brett Dillon by serving as a judge at the annual Texas Music Showdown at White Elephant Saloon. Dillon is an interesting cat, and full of li...



Texas Rangers Fans Break Dumbest Record Ever

Jeff Prince
The Texas Rangers broke the Guinness Book of World Records for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark, and also set a record for the most ridiculous publicity stunt of the year. It only took 424 people wearing sunglasses to...


Financial Aid for The Apache 5

Anthony Mariani
A little help from friends is on the way for The Apache 5, the mid-’60s-ish pop-rock Fort Worth quartet whose Southside rehearsal space was recently broken into by thieves and promptly emptied. In addition to a ton of gear, i...



Fort Worth Rock Assembly Bands Announced

Anthony Mariani
Some performers have been announced for the inaugural Fort Worth Rock Assembly, a three-day festival in which North Texas rock bands will do their respective things in addition to pumping out covers of classic rock nuggets pi...


Joe King Carrasco, Ramblin Jack Are Must See

Jeff Prince
It’s rare that I recommend people go to Dallas, but I’m making an exception for nostalgia’s sake. Two must-see shows are being held at Poor David’s Pub this weekend. (And the club is a heck of a lot easi...



Drink With the ‘Phibs

Jimmy Fowler
Arts groups have been hit particularly hard in this sour economy. It’s important for them to create unconventional fundraising events so that people are having so much fun, they barely realize they’re donating. Amphibian Pr...


Apache 5 Equipment Stolen

Anthony Mariani
In the thick of the night in the early morning hours of Fri., Jun. 17, thieves broke through a brick wall and triple-layered plywood to enter a Southside rehearsal space and steal the contents –– guitars, assorted amplifier...



Worldwide Accent Project Needs Better Texas Talk

Jeff Prince
The Worldwide Accent Project is relying on the YouTube community to help compile a “global accent archive,” and the contributions from people in this area leave much to be desired. Now here’s what a Texas acce...


I Am a Lesbian Blogger*

Kristian Lin
*I’m lying. By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the blogger calling herself A Gay Girl in Damascus being unmasked as a 40-year-old American grad student living in Scotland. Tom MacMaster is married to a student of M...