Around Fort Worth

Frontier Brothers Playing CMJ Festival

Anthony Mariani
For Northeasterners, CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is a pretty big deal. It’s like SXSW, but it takes place in New York rather than Austin, it doesn’t have any stupid panel discussions, its focus is 100 percent on ...


Weekender: Fri., Sept. 23, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Lots of sensory-heightening, mood-lightening shows this weekend, starting tonight (Friday) at Lola’s Saloon-Stockyards (105 W Exchange Av, 817-386-5008), when Sorta’s Trey Johnson and Fort Worth’s answer to the ’80s-era...



Gay Raid

Anthony Mariani
A couple of week’s ago, some members of Fort Worth’s GLBT community began “raiding” straight bars, no doubt in response to the now-infamous Rainbow Lounge raid. But instead of busting some heads, the gay raiders have ju...


Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn Ya

Jeff Prince
Those controversial red-light cameras just keep on coming. The city of Fort Worth tell us that nine more red-light cameras will be added to the 25 cameras already scattered around Fort Worth. In the past, cities that wanted to ...



In the City

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday night, UTA is hosting a chat by urban economic theorist Richard Florida. If listening to ideas about regional economies and urban redevelopment sounds like a snoozer of a way to spend a weekend night, well, you don...


Toilt Paper on Fire

dan.mcgraw
Breaking news on the Star-Telegram website: “Burleson Elementary school evacuated after toilt paper set ablaze” It was just one roll of the toilt paper burning at Taylor Elementary School. But it was the first time ...



(Nearly) Free Beer!

Anthony Mariani
Tomorrow night (Wednesday) from 5 to 7 p.m., Rahr & Sons Brewery will open its doors to the unwashed for a tour and sampling. On tap will be some of the Fort Worth brewery’s award-winning beers, including a porter and one...


Soul of City Hall

Jimmy Fowler
The often dreary workaday business at City Hall just got a shot of “Yummy!”: The “Star-T” reports today that Drew’s Place, the popular 22 year old Lake Como soul food establishment run by Drew Thomas, has secured a co...



Historic Fort Worth Exhibit Wrapping Up

Anthony Mariani
Preservation is the Art of the City is an art show and sale whose proceeds benefit preservation programs at Historic Fort Worth, a nonprofit agency devoted to preserving local historic sites such as Thistle Hill and the McFarla...


Weekender, Fri., Sept. 18

Anthony Mariani
Got an un-mastered copy of Stella Rose’s new album (eight tracks, as-yet untitled). It’s badass: heavy, melodic, and a little trippy. (Think: My Bloody Valentine, Bush, Queens of the Stone Age.) I’m sure HearSay will tell...