Archive for December, 2014
Not since The Hammers of Misfortune has Fort Worth seen a female-fronted hard rock act. Enter: Panic Volcanic.

Panic Volcanic: Fuzz Freaks

HEARSAY
You gotta admit. Most chick-fronted hard rock outfits seem a little –– how you say? –– off. The testosterone manifest in the genre’s loud rifferama and pounding beats doesn’t jibe with the femininity coming through ...


Pinkish Black has just released a cut from a forthcoming album, and it's a doozy.

Killer or Filler?

Fort Worth is awash in metal, hip-hop, and spacey yacht rock.
ANTHONY MARIANI AND STEVE STEWARD
As indicated by the ballot for our 16th Annual Music Awards, Fort Worth is pretty fertile artistic ground. So many albums. Seems like every other day a new one comes out. And not just albums, but EPs and singles too. Here’s a...



Delaney Smith’s “Battlefield”

Gallery

Center for Visual Arts
GALLERY
Cellulose takes center stage at Denton’s Center for Visual Arts. Paper + Wood is a collaboration of wood sculptor Delaney Smith, who makes books that viewers are encouraged to mutilate, and Shelley Scott. The opening receptio...


The dancing was first-rate during Ballet Concerto’s annual summer program.

Soldiering On

Despite some setbacks, Ballet Concerto’s annual summer concert was a blast.
LEONARD EUREKA
During its four-day annual outdoor concert last weekend, Ballet Concerto had to fight through two major setbacks. Usually the company has to worry about only the weather. Too hot, too wet. But this year during set-up week, vand...



Viviana: “This is for every woman who could possibly find herself in this situation.” Lee Chastain

Standing with Wendy — Again

The crowds in orange shirts say they’ll be back to oppose the abortion bill again.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
Diane Viviana couldn’t believe she was having to do this again. But there she was last Tuesday, in the Texas Senate chamber gallery, elbow to elbow with other abortion rights supporters, lending her voice and her presence to ...


Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer try to catch up with the bad guys’ train car in The Lone Ranger.

Ay! Oh, Silver!

The Lone Ranger trips over its ambitions and goes flying.
KRISTIAN LIN
The most fascinating bad movie of the summer, The Lone Ranger is out to do far more than simply revive the character created as part of a radio serial in 1933. This blockbuster aims to acknowledge the genocide of Native America...



Gru tries to get his minions back to work in Despicable Me 2.

Gru Some More

The minions and their gags walk off with Despicable Me 2.
KRISTIAN LIN
Most of the creative personnel from Despicable Me have carried over to the sequel, Despicable Me 2, so we shouldn’t be surprised to find this second adventure to be more of the same. Like the $250 million hit from two years a...


Jeff Prince

Graffiti Artist

Fort Worth native Candy Clark is the Hollywood star next door.
JEFF PRINCE
The prospect of visiting her childhood home was making Candy Clark giddy. She sat in the passenger seat while her brother, William Clark, drove toward Chickasaw Avenue in the Polytechnic neighborhood. They’ve always been clos...



What would make an awesome ending to this barbecue feast at Baker’s? An apricot fried pie. Vishal Malhotra

Pig Out

Superlative ’cue and fried pies make Baker’s Ribs a destination.
EDWARD BROWN
Some food pairings were just meant to be: steak and potatoes, fish and chips, burgers and fries. In Weatherford, Baker’s Ribs has come up with a food combination that’s as unique as it is distinctly Texan: mouthwatering bar...


Willie celebrates a special 4th, Thu.

The Picnic Turns 40

BIG TICKET
Ah, the power of round numbers! It’s always a special occasion when Willie Nelson throws his annual Willie’s Picnic for the Fourth of July, but this year marks both the country music legend’s 80th birthday and the picnic...