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Startlegram Startles Columnist

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has once again changed its online look. For once they seemed to have changed something for the better. Usually their consumer surveys, consultant reports, and other data and input just lead them to ...


Gays “Raid” Bars

Anthony Mariani
No doubt in response to the recent Rainbow Lounge raid, Fort Worth’s GLBT community will be turning the tables by “raiding” certain straight-oriented bars once a month. The inaugural “raid” is Friday at a bar whose na...



More Local Bands Putting Out Eight-Track Cartridges

Anthony Mariani
The Theater Fire, The Me-Thinks, and RTB2 are three more North Texas bands that are working with Fort Worth eight-track production company The Dead Media to put out music on eight-track tape. Heavy-metalists Addnerim were the f...


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...