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Posts Tagged ‘room’

High Class Haunting

Some of the best scares in the country are happening right here.
Peter Gorman photos by Byrd Williams IV
Brent James is a fireman and a paramedic in the city of Glenn Heights, which straddles the Dallas and Ellis county lines. But for a couple of months each year, he has another gig: He’s a madman with a chainsaw in a parking lot.


Rooster, Delaney’s Work

Though heavy on kitsch, both bar/restaurants deliver.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Is there a spate of new bars that happen to have good eats? Or is this phenomenon really a spate of new restaurants conveniently doubling as bars? Fort Worth is home to a few taverns boasting better-than-usual bar fare: 8.0 in ...



Merkin

Scatology (Self-released)
Ken Shimamoto
It might not matter to anyone else, but it does to me: Merkin was the last band I watched grow up onstage at The Wreck Room. That’s what’s fun about following local music: seeing assemblages of kids who are frankly not that...


We Are the Beasts

When we don’t speak up, bullying can be fatal.
E.R. BILLS
In many ways, Hunter Layland was like any other freshman boy in the Metroplex. He played football, spent time with his friends, and tried to adapt to high school. But unlike most young people learning the ropes in our communiti...



BlackFinn Aims to Please

There’s a little something for everyone at the Southwest Arlington saloon.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
BlackFinn American Saloon is fairly well known in Southwest Arlington as the place with cheap drinks every night of the week. During happy hour (4 ’til 8 p.m. daily), everything but the fancy liquor and bottled beer is half-o...


Destination: Snook

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is rushing the roadtrip season a bit, but you know, sometimes you just get in the mood to accidentally leave your CD case on the dining room table on your way out, so you’re forced to continually listen to Dono...



Lola’s Love from the Netherlands

Hearsay
The Wreck Room will always be a mythical place in both local and national lore. The Wreck, which was razed a couple of years ago after a 10-year run to make room for Progress, was the kind of place that bands as far flung as Ne...


Drug Mountain

Ken Shimamoto
One wonders if Lester Bangs was foreseeing this when he wrote that rock ‘n’ roll is a “raw wail from the bottom of the guts.” Recorded by redoubtable noise maven Steve Albini in his Chicago lair last sum...



Generous (Pro)Portions

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby picked the wrong day to launch its lifestyle change (“diet” is so 1980s) of no longer eating six people’s worth of food at one sitting. Getting dressed for Sunday brunch at Blue Danube ($14; 2230 W....


Kissing the Frog

Last Call
Maybe it’s because the current class of 21-and-ups are nice. Maybe it’s because I’m older and wiser. Maybe it’s because you catch more flies with beer than you do with vinegar. Whatever the reason, I don...