Around Fort Worth

Weekender: Fri., Jan. 15, 2010

Anthony Mariani
Tonight (Friday) at Lola’s Saloon Sixth (2736 W 6th St, in the W 7th St corridor, 817-877-0666): Telegraph Canyon, recent Weekly feature subjects Chatterton, and Denton’s Glen Farris. Also tonight, at 1919 Hemphill on the n...


Donate Used Guitars to FW Music Co-Op

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth Music Co-Op is seeking used guitars for Co-Op volunteers to use to teach prospective students, victims of cuts to FWISD’s music/arts education programs. You can drop off your six- or howmanyever-stringed donations ...



Pat Green Coming To Billy Bob’s

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s own Pat Green, dubbed “the Bruce Springsteen of the Southwest” by People, is coming back to Billy Bob’s Texas next month. The Grammy-nominated Texas Music star will play the huge honkytonk at 10:30 pm Satur...


More Layoffs At Star-Telegram

Jeff Prince
The newspaper’s henchmen say 28 more people are getting axed, although none from the downtown newsroom. The Star-Telegram is also expected to get rid of some of its suburban weeklies. Blotch will report more as we hear it...



The Talented Miss Highsmith

Jimmy Fowler
Joan Schenkar’s “The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highmith,” reviewed on this week’s ”Books” page, could’ve been a slog at 686 pages. But Schenkar does a marvelous job of ac...


This Just In: Trinity River Filthy

Jeff Prince
From the “Tell-Us-Something-We-Don’t-Already Know” file comes this report — the Trinity River is a toxic mess. Environment Texas, a statewide advocacy group, released a report today entitled “Wasting Our Waterways...



Mark McGwire Apology As Lame As His Lies

Jeff Prince
Steroids must shrink a dude’s brain even smaller than his nuts. That’s how it seemed while watching Mark McGwire sniveling an apology on TV last night. He lied for years — lied by omission, stonewalling, passive-aggre...


Telegraph Canyon to Play SXSW

Anthony Mariani
Telegraph Canyon is now the second band with 817 ties –– the other is Best Fwends –– to be selected to play the annual SXSW Music Festival in mid-March, 2010, in Austin. No word yet on when and where Telegraph will be p...



Free Tix to AA Bondy Show at Lola’s

Anthony Mariani
Thanks to Spune Productions, I’ve got a pair of tix to Fat Possum’s AA Bondy gig tonight (Monday) at Lola’s Saloon Sixth (3726 W. 6th St. in the W. 7th St. corridor, 817-877-0666). Austinite Amy Cook is opening. To wi...


Vegan, Pass By

Jimmy Fowler
I’d like to introduce my new love: Hanger steak. He’s cheap, juicy, and enjoys being treated like a piece of meat. As far as I know, I first met him in chicken fried form during a recent visit to Tillman’s Roadhouse for t...