Around Fort Worth

Local Music Notes

Anthony Mariani
One of a couple of local artists who, IMHO, should have been a nominee in this year’s Music Awards (in Avant-Garde/Experimental, specifically) but isn’t is Alex Atchley, ex of the Alex Atchley Experience. His new band, Alex...


Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up

eric.griffey
And we roll: The Covey Restaurant and Brewery (3010 S. Hulen Street 76109 phone: 817-731-7933) was awarded five awards at the 2009 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition. The local brewery took one gold, two silv...



No More Shows at the Chat

Anthony Mariani
And just when the Chat Room Pub on the South Side was putting Fort Worth on the indie-rock map, booking agent Ben Rogers has just announced that the Chat’s last show will be on Wed., July 29 (with Orange Coax, Lychgate, and S...


Return of a Rangers Stranger

Jeff Prince
Texas Rangers games are banned from my TV, even though I grew up in Arlington and attended countless games through the years. I was there when Ted Williams coached. I saw David Clyde pitch his first game. I saw coach Billy Mart...



S-T Classified Building Update

dan.mcgraw
Kevin Buchanan over at FortWorthology, is reporting that the Star-Telegram classified ad building may be sold to the Fort Worth Club and demolished for a surface parking lot. This mid-century building was negelcted, but has som...


See Water Burn

Jeff Prince
Film director Josh Fox lives in the Northeast United States and is worried about the influx of natural gas drillers up there. So he took a little trip out West to see what all the fuss about natural gas drilling is about, and h...



Big Czech Event Comes to Town

Anthony Mariani
With all due respect to our Czechoslovakian friends who enjoy gymnastics, WTF?!? An odd moment occurs at the 2:50 mark, when the personality/host begins talking about the origins of slet to the tune of American composer Aaron C...


Joe Kuban’s Mass Draws Hundreds

Jeff Prince
The mass held for Joe Kuban at Nolan Catholic High School this morning drew several hundred friends and formers students to say their last goodbyes. Plenty of tears were shed for this gentle and impassioned man, even though Kub...



Eagle-Eye Look at Oil & Gas

Jeff Prince
Ever wonder what the North Texas countryside looks like to an eagle or a hawk on the wing? Go to Bluedaze and watch the video and you’ll see it looks like an oil and gas industrial site.


Tru-Vue Photo Exhibit Tonight

Jeff Prince
Don’t know about you folks, but I know where I’ll be at 6 pm tonight – attending the opening reception for Tru-Vue, a bad-ass photo exhibit at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. I say “bad-ass” with confidence even...