Posts Tagged ‘features’
Fort Worth psycho-surf punks Fungi Girls will rock Lolaspalooza III on Friday night.

Lola’s, 1919 Fests

HEARSAY
This weekend, not one but two –– count ’em, two –– underground festivals are happening, and while they mostly draw from different demographics, Lolaspalooza III and 1919 Hemphill’s 10th anniversary bash will be comp...


ChowBaby

Curried Favor

CHOW, BABY
By the time you read this, I’ll be across the pond in jolly ol’ London, stuffing my face with shepherd’s pie and washing it down with a right good cuppa. The English get a bad rap for food — some of their traditional di...



We The Sea Lions’ frontman Jon Badillo (center) needs to get out more.

About to Roar

Fort Worth indie-rockers We The Sea Lions won’t bite.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Get to know We The Sea Lions. Super-tight and prolific, the dark indie-rock quintet has been around for two-plus years but still seems to run under the radar. Most of the major press the band has received has come from one publ...


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Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand

Protests in Texas delay the Keystone pipeline while opposition to it grows.
PETER GORMAN
It was a dreary late- September morning in the East Texas woods outside of Winnsboro, chill and drizzly. Everything was wet or damp except for the spirits of four young people sitting in a tree stand. They were perched 30 feet ...



Mixed veggies and pita bread accompany a serving of pastitsio at The Vine. Chase Martinez

Off the Vine

Fresh and homemade are the hallmarks of this newly opened West 7th eatery.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Vine Greek Taverna is owner John Ieronymides’ big fat Greek retirement. Well, not technically Greek: Ieronymides was born on Cyprus, a Mediterranean island country east of Greece. His Cypriot parents took him off the isla...


Joel Murray, a.k.a. UBoat, ain't your grandfather's Southern Gothic folkster.

Under the Radar

HEARSAY
Most veteran scenesters probably remember dearly departed Cadillac Fraf, a.k.a. Chad Percy, whose level-headed –– and enlightening –– response to criticisms of his lo-fi acoustic songs about love, death, and train-hoppi...



Daniel Blagg’s “Steppin’ Out”

Gallery

Artspace 111
GALLERY
This is your last weekend to check out Daniel Blagg’s current show at Artspace 111. The artist has been largely off the radar for three years, but his oil paintings and watercolors show him back on his old turf of depopulated...


Cover by Jacob Thomas

The Giant Still Sleeps

How long until Hispanics unleash their full voting power?
Photos and story by ANDREW MCLEMORE
On early summer weekends this year, volunteers, mostly young and Hispanic, fanned out through the neighborhoods of southeast Fort Worth trying to convince black, white, and especially Latino residents to elect a Hispanic to rep...



Buffalo West serves up a wonderfully plated 12-oz. rib-eye with mashed potatoes, field greens, and sautéed veggies. Chase Martinez

Horn Aplenty

Buffalo West is a rustically extravagant treat.
STEVE STEWARD
What’s going on over on the waaay West Side? Between the high-end Mexican creations hidden inside Salsa Fuego’s humble traffic-circle environs and Cendera Center’s posh event space down the road, there seems to be an upti...


In the immortal words of Huey Lewis: “That’s the power of love.”

Power Trip

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts reeks of avant-garde New York City.
ANTHONY MARIANI
No matter how long, notated, and well written an artist’s statement is, his or her art –– to paraphrase Sir Duke –– don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Conjoined black canes hanging from a small, transl...