Posts Tagged ‘features’
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...


The bluesy psych-rocking Hanna Barbarians intend on releasing a series of EPs over the next several months instead of a single recording.

Death of the Album?

HEARSAY
About a week ago, Dallas Observer writer and former local musician Daniel Hopkins penned a column about local bands and albums, specifically about the futility of releasing albums into a world ruled (cruelly) by Taylor Swift, M...



Chow Baby

So Glad You Could Come

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby wants to par-tay. To dinner par-tay, to be exact, like in the movies, where beautiful people drink champagne and snag exotic cheese bites and hors d’oeuvres from trays held by passing waiters. However, since I live...


LastCall

Tempting

LAST CALL
The more I do these beer promos (the brand varies from week to week), the more I realize how everyone wants to appear refined. Few people care to admit their ignorance, so when some jolly doofus takes a sample of Sapporo Premiu...



Static

Tilting at Texas Windmills

Paul Sadler pins his senate hopes on a high turnout.
DAVE McNEELY
The cliché “hope springs eternal” has to apply to Paul Sadler, the Democratic nominee to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who isn’t seeking re-election this year. Sadler, who chaired the Texas House Pub...


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Tech Revolution

Trimble Tech has climbed from gritty beginnings to academic excellence.
JEFF PRINCE
The school building, with its weathered red brick face and ornate, buttermilk-colored trim, looms like a Gothic castle amid the modern medical offices of Fort Worth’s hospital district. Its imposing facade makes Trimble Tech ...