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Aska: When Everything Was “Local”

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There was a time when Aska was my favorite “local” band. A short period of time. About a month or so. But still. A time. It was about a year after 9/11. I had just moved to Fort Worth from Houston. I was on my own, with no ...


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VVOES’ Get Your Life

Jasun Lee
VVoes Get Your Life (Self-released) Shortly after debuting its demos online in 2015, Fort Worth-based Ill Smiths began generating a solid amount of buzz around the region and decided it was time for a more proper release. Front...



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Alexandria Rhea’s Naked Soul

Audrey Rodriguez
Alexandria Rhea Naked Soul (Self-released) “Naked” is the obvious adjective used to describe Alexandria Rhea’s debut EP. The 27-year-old Cleburne native not only appears bare-skinned from the waist up on the cover with m...


The pies come straight from Cane Rosso’s 900-degree brick oven. Brian Hutson

Hair of the Dog at Cane Rosso

Susie Geissler
As an old acquaintance of mine once slurred over his congealed hollandaise sauce, “a brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast.” My friends and I treated the meal back then as a drinking-related speed-dating event....



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The Cool Get Cooler

Chow, Baby
Is anyone else getting bored with the positive energy radiating from the Near Southside? OK, West Magnolia Avenue, we get it. You have great restaurants and bars. There is actual public art on display. The buildings and houses ...


Brandon Burnett: “It takes a long time to get your chops down.” Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Blackgrass Revival

Husband-and-wife-fronted Phantom Sensation is hitting the road to support a new album.
Steve Steward
Phantom Sensation songwriter Brandon Burnett said that if the idea of a Southern Gothic folk band has you cringing for fear of shouted “Hey” choruses, you can rest easy. For one thing, his main songwriting influences are mo...



Illustration by Melody Newcomb.

From All Sides

A beleaguered veteran Fort Worth attorney fights on.
Jeff Prince
Ledford White has been representing clients in real estate and probate transactions since 1976 with no record of disciplinary action from the State Bar of Texas, based on the state bar’s website. Since 2004, however, a former...


The vegetable samosas at Namaste were served with a tamarind chutney. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Himalicious

Namaste is a hidden Nepalese gem worth finding.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
One hopes to avoid hackneyed phrases like “diamond in the rough” when describing hidden gems in the restaurant business, but the cliché fits Namaste like a glove. Inside the abandoned shell of an old Sonic drive-in, in the...



Jonathan Miller: “...We want to empower people to love others outside the church.” Photo by Rowan Lehr

My Brother’s Keeper

Two brothers are bringing a youthful brand of religion to the Near Southside.
ROWAN LEHR
In the upstairs library of the World Languages Institute, overlooking West Magnolia Avenue, the assembled Sunday morning crowd looked more like the audience of a standup comedy show than church parishioners. Pastor Jonathan Mil...


Smokey Joe’s Cafe opens at Jubilee Theatre.

Let ’Em Roll

Fort Worth Weekly
The names of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are known largely to historians of early rock ’n’ roll, but they deserve to be better known, as several of their songs have become instantly recognizable classics. The two men were...