Monthly Archives: March 2013

Once More to the Nerdcore Show

I think there comes a point when, if you’ve consistently been under the influence of various intoxicants for awhile, you have to stop the...

Diving for Dumplings

Not all small-town mom-and-pop restaurants are created equal. Chow, Baby is often guilty of romanticizing such joints. I can’t help it. I just imagine...

Closing the Lid on Box of Rock

I’m guessing that not many local, original musicians listen to mainstream classic rock on a regular basis. I don’t think I’ve ever heard any...
Van Cliburn won the inaugural Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and seemed to be at a distinct advantage.

Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

Fort Worth took a double whammy last week with the passing of Van Cliburn, the iconic pianist for whom the Cliburn International Piano Competition...
Stone Machine Electric’s self-titled debut is ominous and brutal.

Killer or Filler?

Stone Machine Electric’s Stone Machine Electric Chroniclers take note: If you’ve been keeping track of doom metal’s resurgent popularity over the past five years or...
Hensarling: “The days of the mom-and-pop liquor store are gone.” Lee Chastain

Liquor by the Big Box

Just a few weeks ago, empty shelves at the Majestic Liquor on Camp Bowie Boulevard gave the long-standing retailer the look of a sad,...
James Blake’s “Oak Tree in Rattlesnake Canyon”

Gallery

Art lovers with a dendrological bent will want to check out the show at William Campbell Contemporary Art. James Blake’s paintings of trees in...
Matthew Fox and Eriko Hatsune pursue an ill-starred wartime romance in Emperor.

Emperor: Occupy Japan

What is it about Japan that inspires Western filmmakers to make such boring dramas about the place? You could say that Westerners don’t understand...
Nicole Leigh Jones steps off a train in this Grapevine-filmed scene in "Shroud."

David Jetre Unveils Shroud

“We didn’t want to sell when we were desperate,” said Denton native David Jetre about his debut film, Shroud. The supernatural Western wrapped in...

Ranch Tradition: Hanging On

The tools of a rancher’s trade are scattered around the office in Saginaw. Leather chaps, spurs, dusters, bridles, and sweat-stained cowboy hats hang on...