Around Fort Worth

Two Big Local LPs En Route

Anthony Mariani
The Foxymorons, a partially Fort Worth-based sugar-rock duo, are readying the release of a new album, Bible Stories, the follow-up to the band’s Pitchfork- and Paste-approved Hesitation Eyes. Bible Stories was mixed by Centro...


Fort Worth Art Show & Sale Draws Big Vendors

Jeff Prince
Art collectors who favor the vintage paintings by Fort Worth’s earliest artists are waiting impatiently for the annual sale held each July at Fort Worth Community Arts Center. This year’s show will feature some new bloo...



Bard to Tears?

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight (Thursday) is opening night for Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 production of Hamlet, and although I didn’t catch the preview, the show promises to be vibrant and highly accessible. This week’s ”Stage” pie...


T. Mediterranean A Lunch Mistress, Not Lunch Wife

Jeff Prince
Thousands of Blotch readers have inquired about my search for a new restaurant due to the tragic closing of Los Alamos Café, my regular spot for more than 20 years. Okay I admit only one of you has inquired. But I’d feel sil...



Driving While Stupid

Jimmy Fowler
Combining some activities just seems like a bad idea – having sex while flying a plane, drinking tequila while operating an electric carving knife, dissing your boss while Facebooking, etc etc. To my mind, “driving while te...


West 7th Throwing Free Concert On Wednesday

Jeff Prince
West 7th development isn’t about to play second fiddle to Sundance Square, the Stockyards, or anybody else. The section of Seventh Street between downtown and the cultural district is a newly renovated party spot in town, and...



Flower Mound Takes On Drillers; FW Not So Much

Jeff Prince
Flower Mound city councilman Tom Hayden had an interesting quote prior to last night’s vote to put a moratorium on gas drilling: “We have a valuable asset that’s underneath our town. We have a more valuable asset that sit...


Thrift Art’s 10th Anniversary Show Set

Anthony Mariani
Frank Artsmarter (uh, not his real name) has spent a lot of free time over the past nine years scouring thrift stores and old people’s attics for the best (worst?) naïve art in North Texas and beyond. Every year, he exhibits...



Landers Machine Shop Takes Off

Anthony Mariani
In addition to The Where House on Hemphill, The Gallery at Landers Machine Shop (207 E. Broadway, 817-917-7123), which Dan McGraw wrote about at its inception, is serving as another viable alt-space for exhibits and performance...


Big Groove Raps On North Side

Jeff Prince
Big Groove posted a YouTube video in May that I just happened to stumble upon today. “Da Funk” has got some still shots on the North Side, including the new convenience store at North Main Street and Northside Drive...