Posts Tagged ‘features’

New Local Music

Hightower, Huffer, and Larry Legion have new tunes for your earholes.
Fort Worth Weekly
Hightower’s Echo Spring You have to admire the ambition on Echo Spring. The debut album from Hightower, the band-vehicle for 33-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter Lindsay Hightower, is a blend of the romping, stomping raun...

Some of the guitars you’ll see at the antiques show date from the 1920s to the 1940s. Photo by Jan Orr-Harter.

Vintage Guitar Nut?

These babies play great and also happen to be in excellent shape.
Jeff Prince
The annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art has been offering everything from old toasters to Victorian furniture to porcelain figures to original paintings for more than 50 years at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. “Ten...

Felicia Bertch, Robert Gemaehlich, Karen Matheny, and Andrew Manning star in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s 17th-century shows.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 17 - Josh Fox earned an Oscar nomination for his anti-fracking documentary Gasland. Now you can see what he’s been doing for an encore when he premieres his new film, How to Let Go of the World (and Love Everything Climat...

Denton singer-songwriter Jessie Frye rocked a recent Bernie Sanders event in her hometown to get people to feel the Bern. Photo courtesy of Jessie Frye.

The Local Bern Unit

Has North Texas ever been this jazzed about a Democratic Socialist?
Edward Brown
David Sanchez puts in a lot of overtime. Three months ago, the 32-year-old Denton native was appointed by longtime labor union magnate Larry Cohen to manage Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign efforts in the North Texas reg...

The Swiss Pastry Shop’s new dinner menu features Alpen macaroni (left) and classic wienerschnitzel. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Building on Tradition

The venerable Swiss Pastry Shop is open for dinner.
The sad truth is that many of the family-run institutions we’ve known and loved aren’t around anymore. Times and tastes have changed, and there is a long list of now-defunct bakeries and restaurants that looked like they ha...

Transmission’s strongest piece is Barbara Horlander’s “She Devil’s Comeuppance.”

Purple Gold

TCU’s MFA exhibit shines.
Christopher Blay
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts is one of only a few galleries in the city bringing an international taste of art happening right now to town. Run by TCU, FWCA also serves as an introductory gallery for artists coming out of the s...

Smith (second from left): “We kind of wanted to redefine the band.” Photo by Kayla Stigall.

War Spoils

New Tunes from Party Boys
Steve Steward
I remember War Party’s inception five years ago as something a couple of dudes I knew were goofing on. Bassist Tyler Moore told me at the time that he and some friends were jamming on some “doo wop, ’60s pop-type stuff....

Ryan Clayton and wife Vanessa Clayton could be seen as local representatives of an entirely new art genre. Fever Dream Interactive

Fever Dreaming

Ryan Clayton places viewers at the center of his psychedelic art.
Edward Brown
Ryan Clayton admits his interactive and immersive approach to art lies somewhere between painting and live rock ’n’ roll. And he’s totally fine with that. A recent exhibit at the Race Street studio Bobby on Drums manifest...


Northern Rising

Turbid North is back, with a more diverse sound.
Steve Steward
The last time I interviewed Turbid North, the Alaskan-born, Texas-based death metal band, was on a brief break from touring in support of Orogeny, a full-length album released on a notable indie metal label called Ironclad Reco...

Collider Scope

New Local Music

Both experimental rapper Tornup and psychedelic Americana artist Carnation released new albums.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Collider Scope Collider Scope (Ephemeral Hangs), Fort Worth rapper Tornup’s follow-up to Impossible Dreams, is a sonic collage of experimental music and vocals. Tornup is a talker. The Fort Worth underground rapper...