Soundcheck 817: Jacob Furr

Eric Griffey
For the second installment of Fort Worth Weekly‘s concert preview series, we set up shop in the green room of the Live Oak Music Hall. It was also our first swim through Periscope, and a few people actually tuned into to ...

TELEGRAPH CANYON LOGO (courtesy Telegraph Canyon)

News Roundup: June 12, 2015

Jeff Prince
Toll Increase Coming A friend uses Chisholm Trail Parkway because he saves $10 in gas on his commute, which covers the cost of the toll. Most local drivers, though, seem to avoid toll roads unless it saves them a whole lot of t...


Wild Food Class at Tandy Hills on Saturday

Peter Gorman
This press notice just came in from Don Young, the protector of Tandy Hills: Debbie & Bryan Pierce, founders of the Fort Worth Area Raw Food Network, will be teaching a wild food class at Tandy Hills this Saturday, June ...

Rahim Quazi is saying more with less on his new album. Photo by Serkan Zanagar.

Rahim Quazi: New Ghosts

The singer-songwriter simplifies his music — and his life.
Edward Brown
Singer-songwriter Rahim Quazi has hit a sweet spot of sorts. Sure, he’s seen higher highs, like sharing equal billing with The Strokes at New York City’s Mercury Lounge and receiving props from ’N Sync frontman Chris Kirk...


Trains Rolled On

Fort Worth may be known as “Cowtown,” but at its heart it’s always been “Railtown.”
Peter Gorman
Sunday morning, last day in May.  The sun had finally beaten back the clouds after weeks of rains, and the city was crisp. The air was clear. Edges of buildings stood out in sharp relief without the usual veil of smog. The rai...


Dinner at the Gormans, Friday Night

Peter Gorman
You know, when you’ve been a chef and a dad and had to feed a room full of people–maybe 150 at the restaurants, though i preferred the New York joints which had about 46-60 seats–or a family full of 8 includin...

The Nightmare opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Nightmare (NR) Rodney Ascher (Room 237) directs this documentary about sleep paralysis, a condition in which sufferers experience terrifying hallucinations while falling asleep or waking up. (Opens Friday in Dallas)...


Former Speaker Jim Wright Dead At 92

Jeff Prince
Former House speaker and Fort Worth native James Claude Wright Jr. — better known simply as Jim Wright — is dead at 92. Wright packed a bunch into those years. He attended Weatherford College and the University of T...

The Road Within

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening  The Road Within (R) Robert Sheehan stars as a young Tourette’s syndrome patient who escapes from a clinic so he can scatter his recently deceased mother’s ashes. Also with Dev Patel, Zoë Kravitz, Robert Patrick, ...

Tuesday Dinner at the Gormans

Peter Gorman
Well, there I was, headed out of the house to go shopping for sides for dinner and to pick up some cat and dog food since our cat had kittens and a beautiful new dog has decided to join the three we have–he moved in a cou...