Posts Tagged ‘817’
The Happy Armadillo

Happy Armadillo: Parents, Welcome

Steve Steward
In the way that obsessive fans (or academics, as the case may be) compartmentalize heavy metal bands into a confusing web of sub-genres (blackened thrash, funeral doom, death ’n’ roll, um, pornogrind), I think dive bars des...


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FOES V. TRWD

Has the Tarrant Regional Water District met its match?
Steve Miller
The friction between the Tarrant Regional Water District and its outspoken foes has moved to the state attorney general’s office. Texas’ top law enforcement agency has been presented with a 2,500-word complaint that alleges...



“Portrait (P. Lappat)” may be no match for “Sorrow.”

Framing Desire: The Big Picture

The Modern shows off its improved collection of photography and video.
CHRISTOPHER BLAY
“Portrait (P. Lappat)” is imposing in both scale and content, with a gaze that’s inescapable. Though it’s the first thing you see when you walk into Framing Desire: Photography and Video, up now at the Modern Art Museum...


Dylis Croman stars in Chicago at Bass Hall this weekend.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 1 - Nephew Tommy and Michael Shawn headline an April Fool’s Day show at the Improv in Arlington. At this death-defying performance, they’ll cut off and reattach their limbs, set themselves on fire, and take turns jumpin...



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Lou’s Bar: What a Fool Believes

Steve Steward
Seeing that it’s April 1, I started to write this week’s piece as an April Fool’s column. My lede was going to be an announcement that after years of pouring drinks and nitpicking the city’s watering holes, I was finall...


Alexandra Hall (left) and Dusti Day must get quite a biceps workout hauling around Big John’s burgers. Lee Chastain

Big Bites at Big John’s

Bar? Restaurant? Gastropub? Whatever you call this Weatherford joint, it’s good.
Edward Brown
Before the term “gastropub” came along, bars with food were called “bars with food.” So are there more of them now than ever, or are we just noticing them more? Either way, the genre is already splintering into subgenre...



Produced by Jordan Richardson, a.k.a. Son of Stan, Tidals' sophomore album, Seplica's Bedroom, is simple yet sophisticated.

Tidals: Fort Wave Music

Hearsay
News flash: Fort Worth is not as cool as a lot of us probably think it is. For all we have to recommend our fair burgh –– The Modern! The Usual! Fort Worth Contemporary Arts! –– there’s a lot that indicates that we ar...


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Brandin Lea Is Back

The former Flickerstick frontman returns with a new band and a new (clean, sober) outlook.
Steve Steward
Not so fun fact: When you’re an alcoholic at age 37, killing yourself slowly by downing pint after pint of Taaka, you’d think the final bullet would be liver failure. It’s not. When Brandin Lea finally awoke in the ICU at...



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Deep in the Music

Robin Hufford’s life has been spent at — and in — the piano.
Edward Brown
The piano has left an indelible mark on Robin Hufford. From his earliest memories growing up in a small fishing camp on Lake Worth, the iconic instrument has followed him like a melodic theme running through a lifelong symphony...


The buffalo burger (from left to right), bruschetta, and braised short-rib pasta prove that Social House is more than socializing. Lee Chastain

Social Feed

This newish West 7th gastropub may very well be all things to all people.
Edward Brown
Social House 840 Currie St, FW. 817-820-1510. 4pm-2am Mon-Fri, 11am-2am Sat-Sun. All major credit cards accepted. To the West 7th Street corridor, an area already loaded with Dallas transplants — Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Til...