Clubs

Underground Resurgence?

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Here’s the thing: I love bars. I love playing in them, and, believe or not, I love working in them. Even when sorority girls back up the toilets. Even when frat-holes puke everywhere. But there is nothing like a BYOB show...


Free Beer, Wine and Cheese cubes

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A lot of people don’t get art or think there’s a certain honor in bragging about how much they don’t get it. Maybe in the early 1960s, enthusiastic ignorance was cool – it meant you weren’t an elit...



Easy Like Sunday Morning?

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Over the past couple of years, the changing West 7th Street area has brought us many wonderful, many-splendored things, such as a Super Target, a Subway, a PetSmart, a Mattress Giant, and nine million apartments.


Closing Shop, Opening Wallets

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After a much-ballyhooed grand reopening late last year, one of the Fort’s divey gay institutions, the 651, closed its doors early this month. Manager Terry Phillips said that the old patrons who’d become new patrons...



Fuming at BoomerJack’s

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The gall of some people never fails to amaze and sadden me. When you’re running through an airport or in the middle of a fistfight or something, then, sure, I can see why you’re not exactly bouncing around, shaking ...


Conversion Vans v. Texas

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A funny thing happened on the way to the Ridglea Theater last weekend. I got hammered.OK, maybe “hammered” is an exaggeration, but I did do some powerful drinking before my band, Darth Vato, opened for Spoonfed Trib...



You Got ’Em — Smoke ’Em

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I’ve seen them, the humidors – I know they exist. And while I don’t spend a lot of time at the upscale nightclubs downtown, sometimes I get lost on my way to The Moon or Fred’s and end up in a joint near...


La La La, La-Loco

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There probably isn’t any more to say about Lola’s, the new rock venue in the West Seventh-area building formerly occupied by the blues bar 6th Street Live, but – what the heck – here you go.



Dallas is … Cool?!

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Last Saturday, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars played the Granada Theater in Dallas, and with my wife and I being tireless bleeding hearts and all – and devoted music fans – we trekked all the way out to Big ...


Bait and Switch (and Bait)

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I’m going to go on record as saying that I’ve been getting tipsy on Monday nights purely by accident. The problem (if, of course, I admit that there is a problem) is that there are always cheap-ass drink specials on...