Archive for July 29th, 2014
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Clueless: Pegasus News, TCU 360 Assess Fort Worth’s Indie Scene

ANTHONY MARIANI
The Fort Worth music scene is highly amused. And maybe overreacting a bit. Earlier today, Pegasus News, a Dallas-centric online news outlet, reprinted a story that originally appeared in a recent edition of TCU 360, a student m...


The Texas Capitol, where Republicans will soon have to fight a little harder to force women to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds. COURTESY OF RYAN MATTSON.

Texas GOP Loses House Super- majority, Ensures Nasty 2013 Session

Andrew McLemore
Just a year and a half ago, Texas Republicans enjoyed almost total control of the state government. Their 102-48 supermajority in the House — and a large majority in the Senate — meant they could pass virtually any ...



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Obama Beats Romney: Now Can We All Just Get A Long … Club?

Jeff Prince
A Republican and a Democrat attack each other for months on end and spend millions of dollars to demean each other in TV ads. The Democrat wins and vows to work closely and inclusively with Republicans and forge a new spirit of...


This Must Be the Place opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: This Must Be the Place (NR) Sean Penn stars in this dramedy by Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) about a retired rock star who returns to his native America to track down the Nazi officer who humiliated his late father decade...



Oh Whitney is back.

Oh Whitney Volvemos

HEARSAY
Prodigal sons Oh Whitney have returned. But only for a couple of weeks. Fronted by Fort Worth native Peter More, the alt-Americana quartet has roots in North Carolina –– Duke University, specifically –– but also has spe...


L’Elisir d’Amore

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 7 If you missed the start of this season of the Metropolitan Opera’s movie-theater broadcasts, you can catch up with the first one, as Maurizio Benini conducts Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, with Anna Netrebko, M...



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Judge Mills Passed the Audition

STATIC
A packed house gave two standing ovations to honorees at this week’s Tarrant County Commissioners Court meeting. The celebrities drawing such response weren’t singers or dancers or the typical entertainment types that every...


Last Call

Live Oak Finally Comes Alive

LAST CALL
On Saturday night, I looked around the Live Oak’s main room at the masses bouncing along to Skeleton Coast, dancing in a flood of the Fort Worth band’s spacey reverb and phased guitars. Bathed in green light from gel lamps ...



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Forking It Old School

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby isn’t a slave to the old school, but I do think it’s important to pay homage to the restaurants that have been around for a while. I’m not “get off my lawn” grumpy about the latest trends, hottest restauran...


The Swindle Boys have had a busy 2012 and are returning to the shed to write more material.

No Swindlin’ Brothers

The Swindle Boys pump out anthemic alt-rock that’s ready for radio.
JIMMY FOWLER
Joey and Matt Swindle, the brothers who perform as the alt-rock duo The Swindle Boys, were raised in a devout Southern Baptist family in Little Rock, Ark. Their dad was a preacher and a truck driver. But lead singer-drummer-key...