Posts Tagged ‘features’
Guitarist McGlathery: “I can see in people’s faces before we start playing — they think we’re gonna play something they don’t want to hear. And then they’re up stomping and clapping their hands.”

Strung Up

Big City Folk pump out bluegrass that’s pure of heart but rock ’n’ roll in spirit.
JIMMY FOWLER
For a lot of people, the twangy sound of bluegrass conjures cozy images of family, old-time religion, and downhome celebrations. But for Luke McGlathery, lead guitarist and singer-songwriter for the Fort Worth quartet Big City ...


Water activist Layla Caraway is among those wanting new leadership on the Tarrant Regional Water District board. Jeff Prince

Liquid Power

In the water district election, there are three seats at stake, four challengers, and murky rules.
JEFF PRINCE
On May 11, three of the five directors’ positions are up for election on the board of the Tarrant Regional Water District, one of the most powerful public agencies in North Texas. How powerful? Water district officials in rec...



Café Bella serves up chicken rollatini wih veggies in a pink sauce. Vishal Malhotra

That’s Amore

The Italian fare isn’t fancy but is still fabulous at Café Bella.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Café Bella is a little off the beaten path, out in the wilds of TCUland, but the ma-and-pa restaurant has been serving Italian food for the better part of a decade. Not at all fancy, it doesn’t pretend to be anything other t...


The Whirling Darvish and his Rangers teammates are back. AFLO/ZUMAPRESS.com

Welcome Back

BIG TICKET
Remember how the Texas Rangers’ season ended last year? Wow, that was anticlimactic. You probably have another word for it that’s just as good. They went this off-season without acquiring any big-ticket players, but they st...



V.I.P.'s bartender says “Doors shut, there are strange noises, and we’ve seen lots of pictures that are full of orbs.”

V.I.Poltergeist

LAST CALL
OK, here’s a question: Have you ever seen a ghost at a bar? Because I’ve drunk at lots of the allegedly haunted bars in town, and the scariest thing I’ve seen was two hardly attractive people getting waaaaay too friendly ...


Left Arm Tan’s focus is on “quality content,” not necessarily touring or gigging.

NPR + PBR

Left Arm Tan’s sophomore album manifests Alticana.
JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of musicians think their music can become oversimplified or even misrepresented by labels such as “alternative” and “independent.” While none of the four members of Fort Worth’s Left Arm Tan likes to be pigeonho...



Eleanor Fairchild stands inside the new gulley in her land — courtesy of the Keystone XL pipeline. Kathy Da Silva

A Thorn for Trans-Canada

Damage to her creek has only hardened one woman’s opposition to the tar sands pipeline.
PETER GORMAN
TransCanada, the giant energy firm building a pipeline from Oklahoma to the Texas coast as part of a project that would carry tar sands bitumen all the way from Canada, is finding more fight in some Texas landowners than the co...


The Tex-Mex is copious and mostly memorable at Casa Rita’s Lee Chastain

Homing in on Casa Rita’s

Not all Tex-Mex is created equal.
STEVE STEWARD
Let’s be honest: When you name your favorite Tex-Mex place, are you really voting for the food or out of loyalty to some combination of tradition, ambiance, and service? The tacos, burritos, and enchiladas at most run-of-the-...



marriageequality

Marriage Equality: Can We Hurry Up, Please?

JIMMY FOWLER
The most frustating thing about the marriage equality “debate” is being patient. Allowing gay partners to wed has become a no-brainer among most sane, intelligent adults, even those who find the thought of guys kissing guys...


Fort Worth post-rockers Constant Seas play Lola's on Saturday.

Swirling Constant Seas

Fort Worth Weekly
The good thing about Saturday’s show at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666) is that it will be wonky but not masturbatory. The four bands slated to play –– Fort Worth’s KatsüK Fou (featuring members of Madr...