Archive for October, 2014

Burning Hotels Check In

The Fort Worth duo’s new album teems with ’80s glories but in only the best ways.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Burning Hotels, the electro-pop duo of Matt Mooty and Chance Morgan, are stuck in the middle. Hahaha. “Stuck in the Middle” is their most popular song. (What.) Well, it was their most popular song –– not that it’s no ...


Stockyards Cesspool

Hidden from view beneath the historic district is a park with potential but a lot of problems.
DAN MCGRAW
About two years ago, tattoo artist Drago Reid heard a commotion in the parking lot behind his Knuckle Up parlor in the Stockyards. It was late at night, and a man was trying to break into a car. The owner of the furniture store...



Again with the ’80s

Last Call
Last week, Chow, Baby offered an elegiac tribute to Sardines Ristorante Italiano, a recently departed, fondly remembered Italian restaurant that quickly reincarnated into Studio 80, a dance club themed around the decade that sa...


Woodeye? Sure!

Hearsay
Lola’s Saloon (2736 W 6th St, 817-877-0666) will be full of Budweiser, facial hair, and sad-sacks on Saturday, when the alt-country-before-alt-country-was-cool Fort Worth quartet Woodeye reunites for a farewell-to-farewell-sh...



Gallery

Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast Campus
Gallery
The boring moments that come to all of us in our everyday lives are the subject of Note to Self, a show by Danny Haslett and Adam Werner that takes its inspiration from the mundane. The opening reception is on Thursday.


Skin I Live In: Hide and Sick

Pedro Almodóvar rediscovers his twisted side. Cool!
KRISTIAN LIN
OK, here’s one of the more messed-up things I’ve seen in a while, and I mean that mostly in a good way. Much of the chatter about The Skin I Live In has been about Pedro Almodóvar’s reunion with Antonio Banderas, his hab...



Happy Feet Two: Heading South

The singing penguins poop out in this bizarre sequel.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m still trying to figure out how the disjointed and heavy-handed Happy Feet got such great reviews five years ago, but there’s no secret as to why it was such a big box-office hit: Six-year-old kids can’t resist the sig...


The Big Bird

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
The biggest turkey in Fort Worth flew the coop in 2011, his tail feathers still singed from our frequent rounds of birdshot. Yep, Mayor Mike Moncrief resigned after eight years of running Fort Worth like his own personal fiefdo...



Tearing it Off the Bone

This quaint barbecue joint in Forest Hill is good in a great market.
STEVE STEWARD
If you’re a barbecue enthusiast, living in Fort Worth is tantamount to dying and going to hog heaven. Or beef anyway. According to my roommate, Texans have trouble figuring out pork. I don’t know if that’s true or not, be...


No-Comfort Zone

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby gets that we’re in Fort Worth, Texas. But it is still mystified as to why so many restaurants around town are doing upscale comfort food. That’s like culinary softball. It’s practically the same menu over and o...