Posts Tagged ‘fort worth’

New Local Music

Matthew McNeal, Shadows of Jets, and The Vandoliers prove the Fort is hot.
Matthew McNeal’s Compadre The opening electric guitar lick on Matthew McNeal’s new debut album grabbed my ear from the get-go. The lick sounded kinda country, kinda rock, and I was wondering which direction we were about to...

Christopher Bonilla (left) and Fernando Florez are ready to see Hemphill/Berry take off. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Helping Hemphill

There’s more to fixing a dilapidated intersection than an urban village.
Edward Brown
One of Fort Worth’s best spots to grab a late-night street taco or catch a local punk band has long been Hemphill Street. The road isn’t just a local treasure. It’s an important thoroughfare between downtown and South For...

Artisan Center Theater puts on Guys and Dolls thru Aug 29.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 29 - Known for his prolific art career depicting Parisian nightlife stripped of its glamor, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec has no shortage of respect, but he’s not often considered within the greater arc of art history the way...

This carved walrus-ivory harpoon counterweight from the Bering Sea is part of the Amon Carter’s Indigenous Beauty.

Going Native

Amon Carter Museum’s Indigenous Beauty leaves too much unexplained.
Kristian Lin
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is hard to get to right now because of the extensive remodeling that the venue is undergoing, which has shut down the parking lot. It makes sense that, for now, the museum isn’t taking i...

Photo by Lee Chastain.

Moon Over Mash’d

Chow, Baby
When I first heard the name Mash’d, I fantasized about a restaurant constructed entirely of mashed potatoes. I wanted to eat my way out of the place and watch it crumble behind me. Then when I heard the new West 7th eatery wa...

You can order the kibbeh plate with or without the cup of hot chai at Qana Café and Hookah. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Qana Do It

For lunch, dinner, or coffee, this Mediterranean restaurant is terrific.
Kristian Lin
Named after the city where Jesus supposedly worked his first miracle, Qana Café and Hookah doesn’t offer miraculous food. It’s just really good Middle Eastern cuisine, and while its lack of prominent signage and its locati...


Diving into West 7th

Steve Steward
Welp, after not even a year, Uptown Tavern is no mas, making it the third bar to occupy that Camp Bowie/West 7th space since — what, 2010? I don’t really have an opinion about the closing. Of course I feel bad for anyone pu...

(From left to right) Brady Hamilton, Alex Zobel, Joey Gorman, and Kris Luther have never sounded better, Gorman feels.

The Longshots: Mucho Mango

The Longshots have a new album up their sleeves. Look for Inhaler this winter. But before then, it will be all Mucho Mango. That’s according to co-frontman Joey Gorman. Not long after the gritty Rolling Stones/Clash-influence...


New Local Music

New tunes are coming at you from Bosque Brown, War Party, and Sarah Jaffe.
Bosque Brown’s Us If I were a heroin addict, Us would be my new favorite record. But I’m a beer drinker, not a hophead. Still, I’m drawn to this music in a tangential way. Bosque Brown’s new album is perfect and wanting...


Monster Mash’d

Steve Steward
I remember my first experience drinking moonshine sort of vividly, but not so vividly as to recall the brand. Mostly, I remember that the bottle was spherical and its contents acidic enough to make my eyes water. This friend of...