Around Fort Worth

Cellar Star Bongo Joe Remembered

Anthony Mariani
Every year, The Oxford American magazine puts out a music issue, a few hundred pages devoted mostly to obscure musicians from the south –– each issue comes with a compilation CD of select music. In the OA’s most recent it...


Calhoun Hits Studio with Ryan Adams’ Guy

Anthony Mariani
Calhoun kinda broke up a while back, but the two co-songwriters, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jordan Roberts and frontman/lyricist Tim Locke, continued making music together. In a couple of weeks, the two Fort Worthians will...



The Green Fuz to Play SXSW

Anthony Mariani
Late-’60s garage rockers The Green Fuz from nearby Bridgeport will be playing SXSW 2010 as part of Texas Monthly magazine’s Garage Rock showcase at the Continental Club. Earlier in the day on Sat., March 20, all five bandme...


Jane McGarry Joins Mike Snyder In Reject Pile

Jeff Prince
The dreadful news anchor team of Mike Snyder and Jane McGarry is finally out, at least at 10 p.m. when most people tune in to the news. Snyder was booted down to the 6 p.m. slot in July, and now McGarry is joining him. McGarry ...



Scampi’s to Close, Change Name/Concept

Anthony Mariani
After 14 years, the beloved Southside Mediterranean eatery will close its doors –– but only temporarily. The place will reopen in late spring as Jack Tanners Patio Grill and include a full-bar service, two patio areas, and ...


Jersey Mike’s Subs Help Fight Cancer

Anthony Mariani
From Sun., Feb. 14, until Thu., March 11, all 11 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in North Texas will contribute 25 cents from the price of every regular sub and 50 cents per giant sub to Wipe Out Kids Cancer, a Dallas nonprofit ...



820 Unofficially Renamed H820

Jeff Prince
I hate NE Loop 820. Every time I head in that direction cars are bumper to bumper, especially around Rufe Snow Drive. From this point forward, all references to the loop in these posts will be described as “H820.” H...


Two New Weekly Newsletters Out Now

Anthony Mariani
Last Tuesday, we began e-mailing a weekly local food-related newsletter called Food News & Booze, a column of sorts that features tidbits on local happenings in the Fort Worth food scene –– and lots of giveaways. Yester...



Butterfly Connection Crew Call

Jimmy Fowler
The multi-arts collaborative The Butterfly Connection is producing a new four-part satirical web series called “Illegal Gringo Crossovers,” directed by Adam Dietrich. They’re seeking crew members to fill key tech position...


Fort Worth Sings for Haiti Gets First Bands

Anthony Mariani
The Burning Hotels, Josh Weathers and the True+Endeavors, and The Orbans, and two tribute bands –– Me and My Monkey (The Beatles) and Protect and Swerve (The Police) –– are the first of several 817-area bands to commit ...