Music

Local Music Notes

Anthony Mariani
NEW FORT WORTH VENUE On Thursday, Jul. 19, a new DIY/underground venue will open at 3000 Race St. in the old Riverside Ballroom by Dino’s Sports Bar & Grill and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Until closing abruptly last month, 2826...


Arlington nuclear inspectors blow whistle on safety concerns

Andrew McLemore
A Massachusetts congressman is calling for an investigation into the management practices of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Arlington office after inspectors there reported retaliation against employees who pushed fo...



Report from Sounds Modern

Kristian Lin
We didn’t take note on last week’s Night & Day page of the concert this past weekend by Sounds Modern, but we probably should have. The new-music group performed Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together, a piec...


No Mom Like a Hot Mom

Jimmy Fowler
This makes me giggle: Online voting has just begun for the 2012 Hottest Moms Under 34 and Over 35 contest, sponsored by the Fort Worth-Dallas classic rock station Lone Star 92.5 FM. Do yourself a favor and peruse the photos of ...



R.I.P., Adam Yauch

Kristian Lin
I was setting up to post today about The Avengers, but I got derailed by the news that Adam Yauch has died at age 47 after a long battle with cancer. Rightly, much of the coverage is focusing on his career with the Beastie Boys...


Candidate Vows To Fight ‘Islamization’

Andrew McLemore
Okay, how about this one? A white Republican walks into a Muslim bar (just go with it) and vows to fight against Islam. Actually, I’ll let you come up with your own punchline. Itamar Gelbman, an Army veteran running for C...



UPDATE The Ticket’s Danny Balis Joins Calhoun

Anthony Mariani
As a P1, I’m happy to report that Danny Balis, producer for The Hardline, probably the longest-running radio sports-talk show in North Texas, on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, will be joining Fort Worth indie-pop rockers Calho...


Cowtown Council Argues Over ‘Water Hogs’

Andrew McLemore
Supposedly, Mark Twain once said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Well, at least two Fort Worth City Council members expressed concerns Tuesday that restricting residents’ lawn-watering ...



Sound Police Are Coming

Anthony Mariani
On Tuesday Fort Worth city council passed a noise ordinance, becoming one of only several large metropolises with specific limits on sound. In business areas, police can issue citations for noises louder than 70 decibels at nig...


Lisa Gail Allred’s Three Seconds of Fame

Anthony Mariani
North Richland Hills singer Lisa Gail Allred is probably going to be an international star –– for 15 minutes –– in that William Hung sort of way. Allred is a middle-aged singer-songwriter who –– how to put this gent...