War party

Concert Review: War Party at The Republic Street Bar

Jasun Lee
The Republic Street Bar (201 East Hattie St., 817-615-9360) isn’t your typical music venue by any means. The place has no PA system, no soundman, and a somewhat sporadic schedule of live music. But in the spirit of other Near...


Digitally Diving Old Folks

A proposed change to Fort Worth’s charter caught Static’s attention recently. Last July, Fort Worth City Council appointed a task force to recommend possible changes to Cowtown’s founding document. The charter has been up...

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NASCAR’s Knickknacks

Rush Olson
Breaking fashion news: Bucket hats are in this year. This comes as happy tidings for those of us who have hung to ours waiting for them to re-ascend the style ladder. My source for this apparel assessment, Alex Dean, no doubt c...


Welcome, Wayside Ballroom

Right now, The Wayside Ballroom is a mess. Electrical cables dangle from the “ceiling,” machinery and tools are strewn across the dust-and-debris-covered floor, and at least 10 metric tons of musical gear weighs down the st...


Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 28 - Fort Worth’s most eclectic venue, The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, just added author appearances to the sort of events that it hosts. Today, Sanderia Faye visits to read from her debut novel Mourner’s Bench, a...


Van Raiders

For most local musicians who’ve had their gear pinched, their best hope isn’t the cops. It’s social media.
Steve Steward
Of course with any theft, an item’s intrinsic value is impossible to quantify. You can sell an amp for what it’s worth, less the price of personal attachment and personal expenditure in terms of maintenance money and of the...


Colors of the Orchestra

Fort Worth Weekly
Karina Canellakis took Dallas Symphony Orchestra to our side of the county line last January, and now she’s back with a program designed to show off the various musical instruments that make up an orchestra. After Mozart’s ...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Jem and the Holograms (PG) Based on the 1980s animated TV series, this live-action musical stars Aubrey Peeples as a small-town girl who unexpectedly vaults to stardom as a singer. Also with Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perri...

The sushi at AMC Grapevine Mills is standard-issue, but the entrées are great. Photo by Lee Chastain.

A Great Sequel

AMC Grapevine Mills’ new menu is a remake that’s better than the original.
Kristian Lin
  I spend lots of time at AMC Grapevine Mills watching movies that don’t play anywhere else in North Texas. Occasionally, I wind up eating there between features, so I noticed immediately when the theater revamped its me...


Grackle Be-Gone

Jeff Prince
Recently I was circling downtown Dallas streets looking for a curbside parking space, but they were all full. When I finally saw an empty spot under a nice shade tree, I whipped in, parked, filled the meter with coins, and went...