Around Fort Worth

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
A forceful win over the Oakland Raiders has Cowboys Nation happy this post-Thanksgiving morning. But I’m not washing down my leftover turkey with Cowboys Kool-Aid just yet. First off, it was Oakland, a sorry team, at home. No...


Cowboys Get Ammo For Naming Rights Deal

Jeff Prince
Over-selling tickets is the oldest trick in the book. A local concert promoter once sold way too many tickets to a 1970s Willie Nelson concert. Then, to appease the fire marshal who was complaining about being over capacity, th...



FW/Austin’s Best Fwends Playing SXSW

Anthony Mariani
The first batch of bands chosen to play spring 2010′s SXSW Music Festival have been announced. A couple are from Dallas. There’s only one with Fort Worth ties: Best Fwends, who claim both Austin and Fort Worth home. Hop...


No Punk Like an Old Punk

Jimmy Fowler
During his interview for this week’s ”Music” feature, Disco:Hate a.k.a. Casey Colby made an interesting observation. He was discussing his favorite punk band, L.A.’s still-standing (with its umpteenth lineup change) Fea...



Ranch Style Beans, Rod Serling Slip Out

Jeff Prince
The gas drilling industry might be undermining the city’s quality of life, but the natural gas created from eating a can of Ranch Style beans has been lovingly embraced in Cowtown for many decades. Barry Shlachter’s sto...


Trinity Visions

Jimmy Fowler
Tree huggers, owl savers and local historians, take note – tonight (Monday) at 9pm is when KERA TV Channel 13 airs its original documentary ”Living with the Trinity.” The hour-long doc focuses on an eight year period (196...



Mayyrh Records Goes Forth w/New Releases

Anthony Mariani
Relatively recent Weekly feature subject Mayyrh Records –– like its weird Seattle/Fort Worth brethren, Indian Casino Records –– is forging ahead with new releases, soul-destroying bottom lines and days and nights of Top...


Weekender (Fri., Nov. 20, 2009)

Anthony Mariani
Though he’s not technically a Fort Worthian, RTB2 –– the nom de rock of Dentonite singer-songwriter Ryan Thomas Becker –– plays the 817 enough and has worked with enough 817 artists (Eaton Lake Tonics, The Missile Men...



Screening of Tom Huckabee’s ‘Death Of Jim Morrison’

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth premiere of filmmaker Tom Huckabee’s early short The Death Of Jim Morrison is at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Butterfly Connection, 2812 Race St. The movie is about the demise of Doors frontman Jim Morrison. Ti...


Gas Drillers Sent To Principal’s Office

Jeff Prince
Channel 8 came out with an interesting report today about the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) summoning gas drilling executives down to Austin and cracking the whip. Seems the state has finally decided to regul...