Around Fort Worth

Annual Frightfest Returns

Anthony Mariani
You know how most of us consider drinking and smoking a “hobby”? Well, there are actually people out there with real hobbies such as yachting, collecting stamps, and dressing up like zombies. From Fri., April 30, until Sun....


Fred’s Cafe On Top Of World, Ma!

Jeff Prince
The place with the flavorful burger, funky vibe, and fanatical following is finally getting the widespread props it deserves (even as the worshipful attention is making it more and more difficult to squeeze inside Fred’s ...



Let’s Dance

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Music” feature profiles bassist Matt Skates’ newest musical baby Shuttle, a trio that spins thoughtful, vaguely jazz-ish, but urgently rump-swaying live dance music that can best be described as “nu-disco...


Some Local Band Has a New Video Out

Anthony Mariani
There’s this cool band from Fort Worth –– maybe you’ve heard of them? The Burning Hotels? Well, they make a huge cameo in this new movie called Bandslam, and they’ve recently released their first single, “Austin’s...



Rainbow Lounge Backpedal Part II

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s top cop is still doing the Rainbow Lounge backpedal, which is refreshing since police are sometimes slow to admit any fault. This morning, Chief Jeff Halstead released a preliminary summary of the investigation i...


Restaurant Week Starts Tonight

eric.griffey
Every year, restaurants around the metroplex offer a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $35 — a bargain considering the caliber of restaurants participating in KRLD’s Restaurant Week. A portion of the proceeds benefits t...



Oh, We’re Going! To a Hukilau! A Huki Huki Huki Huki Hukilau!

Anthony Mariani
At 8 o’clock tonight (Monday) at the Southside Preservation Hall (1519 Lipscomb St.), an informal group called the Hepcat Hop is throwing a 1950s Hawaiian Luau. DJ Tyler Evans promises to play music only from 1950 through 195...


The Shack Is Wack

Kristian Lin
RadioShack recently unveiled its new marketing campaign rebranding itself as “The Shack,” and it doesn’t seem to be going over well. As Conan O’Brien pointed out last night, “This is for people who...



Weekender, Fri., Aug. 14

Anthony Mariani
Tonight (Friday) is the nationwide release of Bandslam, the tween comedy starring Vanessa Hudgens, Lisa Kudrow, and Aly Michalka that features a cameo performance by Fort Worth’s The Burning Hotels*. There’s a screening ton...


Mini Femme est Grande Brat

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Night and Day” piece by Kristian Lin gives historical background to The Modern’s two-weekend ”Catch the Wave” festival of French New Wave classics. Many famous titles are here – “Breathless,” “T...