Archive for October, 2014
JARRELL AND BRENDA MCDONALD IN HAPPIER TIMES AT THE CROSS-EYED MOOSE. (photo by jeff prince)

Interesting Estate Sale This Weekend

Jeff Prince
Remember when Fort Worth Weekly profiled Brenda and Jarrell McDonald, the business-minded couple who kept opening up shops in the Stockyards right and left, including clothing and antiques stores such as the Cross-Eyed Moose (&...


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Fort Worth Guitar Show This Weekend

Jeff Prince
You’ve got the look, the swagger, the charisma, the edge. You’re just one guitar away from being a rock star. And an amplifier, cord, strap, pick, etc. You can get the whole package and more at the 12th Annual Fort ...



Fruitvale Station opens Friday in Arlington.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Fruitvale Station (R) Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) stars in Ryan Coogler’s dramatic re-creation of the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, a real-life Oakland man whose shooting at the hands of police caused an int...


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Public Served

STATIC
Tip of Static’s Stetson (OK, make that a gimme cap) to the Weekly’s Peter Gorman for taking top honors in the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s AltWeekly awards over the weekend, in a particularly prestigious categor...



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But We Always Go There

CHOW, BABY
This city has about a dozen restaurants that have been here for decades and haven’t put out a good plate of food since Mike Myers was still doing Wayne’s World on Saturday Night Live. I call them mother’s milk restaurants...


There will be a meditation workshop 6:45-8pm at The Wellness Center Wednesday.

Night & Day

ANTHONY MARIANI
WED ▪ 17 Five minutes of meditation can be equivalent to a good, long nap, but for most of us, achieving complete stillness and silence is beyond difficult. To help frustrated meditation students begin to control their though...



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Queen City: Coming Up

LAST CALL
I don’t want to suggest there may be a glut of live music venues relative to the number of people who actually enjoy live music, because 10 years ago or so, there used to be only a handful of places you could play,. But still...


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On to the Courthouse

Dems say the abortion fight is just beginning.
DAVE McNEELY
Last Friday, July 12, the Texas Capitol was awash with demonstrators, there for the showdown in the Texas Senate over the Republican-driven proposal to make abortions harder to obtain in Texas. The Republicans, with a 19-12 Sen...



Luke Longacre, Brandon J. Murphy, and Scott Zenreich are an unholy yet hilarious trio in Amphibian’s current production.

All the Word’s a Stage

Amphibian opens The Good Book to a lighthearted interpretation.
JIMMY FOWLER
One of the performers in Amphibian Stage Productions’ raucous, oddly endearing production of the comic revue The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) offers this jokey prayer: “May we be hysterical but not heretical....


Twang rocker Joey Green’s new album was produced by the guy behind records from Wilco, Steve Earle, and Uncle Tupelo. Why is Green still stuck in the sports bar/barbecue joint circuit?

Killer or Filler?

There’s more to the Fort than indie-rock, as these new discs prove.
JIMMY FOWLER, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND JEFF PRINCE
So indie-rock has taken over Fort Worth. Not so fast, kemo sabe. There’s still more to Le Fort than smart, melodic, rough-around-the-edges rock. Exhibit A: the following newish recordings.   Joey Green’s Lo 5 Joey Gree...