Posts Tagged ‘features’
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Woe-bama

If it weren’t for bad news, there’d have been no news at all for the White House.
DAVE McNEELY
When Barack Obama writes his memoir, May of 2013 probably won’t rate as his favorite month. Even though the Texas Legislature was nearing the end of its tangled session when he visited, he may wish he’d spent a couple more ...


chow

The Old (Grill) Is New Again

CHOW, BABY
The young are so helpful. Chow, Baby’s teenage nieces, for example, are always willing to point out how uncool and out of touch I am. Sadly, instead of sending me to the latest chic dive, their comments only drove me deeper i...



Ice Eater wants to be bigger than Fort Worth.

Ice Eater: Cold Comfort

Though the band has been around for a while, it’s only now surging.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Ice Eater is not a very Fort Worth-ish band. The guys can party with the best of ’em, but their music sounds like it came from outer space in the future. Though it’s definitely rock, it features elements of early disco, pun...


Byrne: “The first thing that stuck out in my mind was Spiral Diner.” Lee Chastain

Steel on Magnolia

Women own more than half the new businesses on the Near Southside.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On a recent gusty but sunny Saturday afternoon, Magnolia Avenue was teeming with pedestrians. Parents were pushing strollers, dogs were pulling owners along on leashes, and buskers provided the outdoor soundtrack to the biannua...



Queen City Music Hall will seat 1,000 and may satisfy Fort Worth's hunger for an active mid-sized music venue.

Queen City Music Hall Coming to Downtown Fort Worth

ANTHONY MARIANI
The downtown venue formerly known as City Streets and currently called Lone Star Nightclub (245 Commerce St.) is about to become a music venue. Owned by a group of investors led by Randy and Jim Butler, who opened and operate H...


SM

Sally Majestic Calling it Quits

Eric Griffey
One of Fort Worth’s most long-tenured bands will be performing its last show tomorrow night at Arts Goggle. Reggae-rockers Sally Majestic’s first show was in Oct. 2001 at an out-of-the-way pizza joint in Denton. Now...



Chow

Cross Her Palm with a Burrito

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby recently went to a psychic to get my tea leaves read. I’m not a big believer in the paranormal, astrology, voodoo, or any other manner of mumbo jumbo. But some friends decided to make a night of it, so I went along...


Hearsay

Music Awards Is Here

HEARSAY
So the ballot for our 16th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards is out . Lotsa bands on there, right? Too many? Nah. In compiling the ballot with my nominating committee –– local club owners, booking agents, Hall of Famers...



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The Scruffy American

Lounging in our bathrobes as the world burns …
E.R. BILLS
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ponder odd things. Usually it happens when my slumber has been interrupted in the small hours by a stray noise, a passing train, or a disagreement with something I ate. Then there’s a though...


Heise: “They wanted to put him in the most demeaning position possible.” Eric Griffey

Disabled and Discarded?

Danny Swanson says the school district got rid of him because of his epilepsy.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Inside a two-story house in the Ryan Place neighborhood on the South Side, Danny Swanson slowly wheeled himself into his den. Awaiting his arrival were his two Scottish terriers languidly curled on a blue couch. The large but c...