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A Texas tribute

Playwright and Houston native Horton Foote is honored with festival. Page 4B

The Shorthorn: Thea Blesener

Volunteer rock

Guitar Heroes

Boogie Nights

DYI venue, 1919 Hemphill, allows patrons to work off their entry fee. Page 2B

Local groups compete in this year’s Battle of the Bands.

Local dance troupe offers classes for those looking to swing. Page 6B.

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1919 Hemphill nourishes Fort Worth’s budding artists

The all ages art space is meant to be a place for everyone, no matter their budget BY TORY BARRINGER The Shorthorn staff

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Ohio resident Ben Hendricks plays March 15 with Annabelin 1919 Hemphill in Fort Worth. Hendricks said the band tried to make its way to South by Southwest and performed in different spots on the way. makes it pure.” Despite the bans, Rios was careful to clarify that 1919 Hemphill does not look down on drinkers or smokers. He said the restrictions are there more for practical purposes and to allow patrons of all ages without worrying about illegal activity. Because of its status as an activities space, artists are welcome to practice their craft without fear of censorship or the pressure to sell. Several patrons stressed the point of 1919 Hemphill is to create in freedom. “It’s sort of empowering in a lot of ways,” Allen said. “No one puts you down.”


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crowd to enjoy its favorite acts. “If there was a band you wanted to see playing at a bar, half the kids wouldn’t be able to see them,” Garcia said. The all-ages atmosphere also includes a ban on alcohol and tobacco in the building. Smokers gather in the parking lot, and alcohol consumption is banned completely on the property. “Bars have to worry about throwing out drunk people at shows,” Rios said. “We’re not cool with that here. We almost never have anyone come in and say, ‘This is inappropriate.’” Allen said the alcohol and tobacco restrictions lend a sense of integrity to 1919 Hemphill. “I like that there’s no drinking or smoking,” Allen said. “It kind of

Hemphill Street

The rent for these spaces was originally paid completely out of pocket by Rivera and his associates. 1919 Hemphill frequently hosts cultural events from galleries to movie screenings and sometimes plays. The most common events are concerts. Donations of $6 are encouraged to get into the upstairs area where the activities are held, but patrons short on money can help out around the building if they want to see a show. All donations go toward paying rent or bills on the property and buying amenities. The crowd at 1919 Hemphill takes pride in the establishment’s inclusivity. All ages are welcome, and sometimes parents bring their toddlers to play. Garcia said the lack of an age requirement allows any

Eighth Avenue

Graffiti lines the walls of Fort Worth’s 1919 Hemphill. Some of it is politically charged, and the rest is made of small artistic sketches. The establishment’s visitors created the designs, infusing the creative spirit of the people who attend the building itself. Named simply after its address, 1919 Hemphill is a do-it-yourself community center for artists of various talents. The entire establishment runs on volunteer work from visitors. “There are a lot of people that really help it out and make it run,” regular volunteer Jeramy Allen said. “It’s a labor of love. We do it because we love it.” One such volunteer is English junior Ramon Garcia. He said he started coming to 1919 Hemphill in 2008 and started volunteering a year ago. He said his favorite aspect of working at 1919 Hemphill is finding the diverse musical acts that play there. “I’ve booked some of my favorite bands here,” Garcia said. “It’s pretty rad.” Volunteer and webmaster Al Rios estimated there are at least 12 regular volunteers who range from 17 to 29 years old. Everyday jobs range from collecting donations at shows to folding clothes and organizing 1919 Hemphill’s “free store,” which is an establishment that needy visitors can take what they need. For bigger jobs, meetings are held on a monthly basis to find people who will take up tasks around the property like fixing the fence. “We just delegate responsibility based on whoever wants to do it,” Rios said. Rios explained that while 1919 Hemphill acquired its current location and form in 2002, its history goes back to 2000. Founder Cri Rivera went through several locations in a search to find a central space for “radicalized Fort Worth.”

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1919 Hemphill Address: 1919 Hemphill St. Fort Worth 76110 Contact: 817-920-9665 All ages welcome | pulse

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Bands prepare for battle, glory Four groups to compete for the coveted opening spot in Springfest BY ALLEN BALDWIN The Shorthorn staff

Loud guitars, beautiful melodies and cheering crowds will fill Bowling and Billiards Friday night as four bands take the stage to prove they are the best band around. The annual Battle of the Bands will take place at 7 p.m. at the University Center. Admission is free for students. Four bands will be given a maximum of 15 minutes to perform at least three songs. No pre-recorded music is allowed. Judy Agwu, EXCEL Campus Activities campus traditions director, said it’s recommended that each band play a cover song. “People relate better to them,” the interdisciplinary studies senior said. “They get a feel of what a band sounds like. If a band plays songs the crowd has not heard before, it’s hard to win the People’s Choice.” The audience will vote for the People’s Choice Award. Students will be given chips that they drop into a box for their favorite band. The four performing bands include Fellow Freak, CFD, The Swindle, and last year’s winner

Waking Alice. English freshman Cameron Gossett, the bassist for Fellow Freak, said his band’s originality will win the crowd over. The band has been together for three years. “I feel like the music we write is a little more original than most bands these days,” he said. “We have little things in our music that are different that other people enjoy, like our vocals and the dynamics in the songs.” Michael Garcia, Waking Alice guitarist and interdisciplinary studies senior, said he was taken aback when his band won last year. “It was really surprising,” he said. “We went into the battle to have fun, but when we ended up winning. It was a shocker.” Garcia said Waking Alice’s live shows and more than two years of experience have allowed the band to improve. “We won last year, and we’re a lot more polished now,” Garcia said. “We’ve been playing a lot of shows, and we’ve got down what we do.” The winning band will play at Springfest on April 21. The band will be one of two bands opening for the main act, which has not yet

been confirmed. “It would be awesome to get out [at Springfest] and get something going,” said Chase deAnda, CFD guitarist and nursing freshman. “Opportunities like that open the door.” All four bands play shows in the D-FW area. “We have three shows this weekend, including Battle of the Bands,” said Louis Le Jeune, French senior and The Swindle drummer. “It will be a real test as to whether we’ll work as a live act.” Le Jeune said the band members’ past experiences with other bands will help the year old band win the battle. “Everyone has experience in other bands and playing live,” he said. “We’re comfortable. I don’t see us suffering from stage jitters.” In addition to being judged on their musical talent, bands will be judged on their stage presence. “We just love playing shows,” deAnda said. “It’s not a about winning or losing, it’s about having fun. We’re definitely energetic. It’s what we pride ourselves on.”

Interdisciplinary studies junior Michael Garcia plays guitar with Waking Alice at last year’s Battle of the Bands in the University Center Bowling and Billiards. Waking Alice won last year and will compete against three other bands this year.

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What: Battle of the Bands Where: University Center Bowling and Billiards When: 7 p.m. Friday Cost: Free for students


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Brown doesn’t let F.A.M.E. get to his head with latest disc BY LEE ESCOBEDO The Shorthorn Scene editor

Chris Brown, Chris Brown, Chris Brown. We were going to comment on the quality of your new album amid a fairly successful image campaign. However, the recent exploits on Good Morning America on Tuesday prove that there are still emotional issues that overshadow the music. Throwing a chair through a window in Times Square? He should have just chucked the “Deuces” and told Robin Rivers to forget about the past and “Look at Me Now.” In fact, Brown’s new album, F.A.M.E. is an acronym for “Forgiving All My Enemies,” some-

thing he clearly hasn’t done. This is a shame, since it would have been the perfect time for listeners to forgive and forget and enjoy Brown’s newest album — which is really good, by the way. Brown called on the heavy hitters during the production of the album. Producers Benny Benassi, The Messengers and Diplo make beats for Brown to lay down his smooth vocals. The standout track, “Look At Me Now,” has been burning up the radio for weeks and has the most fresh and original beat since Kanye West’s “Swagga Like Us” in ’09. “She Ain’t You” samples Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”

and turns it into a possible eulogy to Rihanna and his “bad romance.” Brown co-wrote 11 of the 13 tracks on the album and clearly put his full effort into the album. At times, however, it feels like some tracks are crafted for dance moves more than a packaged piece of pop art. Brown idolizes M.J., but where the gloved one could moonwalk over an 808 or a 12-string guitar, Brown too often gets tripped up on dancing instead of letting his voice do the talking (especially in “Say It With Me”). The electro-fusioned “Yeah 3X” and “Oh My Love” will bring even the most timid of wall leaners to

the dance floor. Not everything hits the mark. Having Ludacris guest on “Wet the Bed” at this point in Luda’s spiraling career is just gross, while listening to Justin Bieber hit puberty on “Next 2 You” annoyingly placates preteens. Overall, the record is a solid R&B album from a singer whose one therapy session away from becoming the next king of pop. More than a year after from the Rihanna controversy, Brown should do a little public relations work, so he can return to talking about fame instead of fists.



Artist: Chris Brown Label: Jive Release Date: March 22 Rating: Four out of five stars

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Festival honors playwright H Be Scene

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“‘I’m not alone, I’m sure, in thinking that Foote is not only Texas’ greatest playwright, but one of America’s.”

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Laurin Porter,

former UTA American literature professor

Courtesy: Wingspan Theatre Co.

From left, Marty Van Kleek, Carolyn Wickwire and Jeanne Evans star in The Carpetbagger’s at Wingspan Theater Co.

Show listings Festival Dates: March 14 to May 1 Here are a few of the theaters and plays that are being produced for the Horton Foote Festival.

WaterTower Theatre The Traveling Lady Previews begin April 1, performances run April 4 to May 1 15650 Addison Road Addison 75001

Contemporary Theatre of Dallas The Trip to Bountiful April 8 to May 1 5601 Sears St. Dallas 75206

Dallas Theatre Center Dividing the Estate March 11 to April 9 2400 Flora St.

By Tesia KwarTeng The Shorthorn staff

Dallas 75201

Stage West Theatre Talking Pictures March 10 to April 3 821 W. Vickery Blvd. Fort Worth 76104

WingSpan Theatre Company The Carpetbagger’s Children April 8-9 521 E. Lawther Drive (at North Cliff Drive) Dallas 75218

Uptown Players Young Man From Atlanta April 1-17 2600 N. Stemmons, Suite 180 Dallas 75207

Courtesy: Watertower Theatre

Misty Venters and Aubrey Rose Hansen perform a scene from Foote’s The Traveling Lady at Watertower Theatre.

Playwright Horton Foote, a Texas native, left behind a literary legacy worth of a two-month long celebration. Led by Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of the Dallas Theater Center, the Horton Foote Festival is a celebration of the enormous contribution Foote made to the American theater, cinema and television. Moriarty reached out to several arts organizations in the Metroplex to see his idea of doing a citywide festival come into fruition. The arts community joined together to Foote won a present plays, staged and two Aca readings, movie and for his work television screenings and exhibits of Foote’s work from March 14, Foote’s birthday, through May 1. “The festival will give theatergoers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore his great body of work, all performed and produced by the top theater and arts organizations in North Texas,” said Greg Patterson, WaterTower Theatre’s director of development and marketing. Patterson said WaterTower will present The Traveling Lady in April because it is one of Foote’s more influential works and is widely acknowledged to be one of his best plays. With a collection of work that won him a Pulitzer Prize for drama, two Academy Awards and the National Medal of Arts, he is recognized as one of the most significant playwrights of the 20th century. All of his plays are set in Texas and embody the spirit and cultural life of Texas. “Horton Foote’s epic body of work is native to his own experience and region,” Susan Sargeant, producing artistic director of WingSpan Theatre Company said. “Foote’s plays resonate deeply for a Texas audience.” WingSpan Theatre Company, | pulse

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in conjunction with One Thirty Productions, will be presenting The Carpetbagger’s Children as a two-day staged reading on April 8 and 9. “As the director, my focus is to honor Foote’s delicately complex language and guide the actors to trust what will bloom,� she said. Laurin Porter, former UTA American literature professor, wrote a book titled Orphan’s Home: The Voice and Vision of Horton Foote. The book is based on Foote’s nine-play cycle about his parents’ courtship and marriage, Orphans’ a Pulitzer Prize Home Cycle. ademy Awards “I analyzed k the ways in which Foote’s dialogue communicates not in what is said overtly, but in what he expects the audience and his readers to understand implicitly,� Porter said. “Each of the nine plays

stands alone, yet together they tell a single story, almost like a novel with individual chapters. He’s the only American dramatist to have tried and completed such a project.� She had the opportunity to interview him when he came as a keynote speaker to the English Department’s lecture series on Texas film and filmmakers in 1988. “I was completely charmed by Horton, who was the epitome of a Southern gentleman in the very best sense of that word: kind, gentle, polite, generous with his time and his attention,� she said. Porter said Foote imbues his ordinary folk characters with honesty and dignity in the midst of tragedy, and somehow they find the strength to endure. “I’m not alone, I’m sure, in thinking that Foote is not only Texas’ greatest playwright, but one of America’s. Like his characters, I’m convinced that his works will endure.�

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The festival celebrating Foote’s works runs until May 1 Foote and wife Lillian Foote pose for a picture in 1945.

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Getting into the swing of things

Fort Worth organization shuffles out steps for all ages

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Flower Mound resident Sam Chepulis and Fort Worth resident Roni Lewis swing dance Tuesday night in the Southside Preservation Hall. The Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate hosts dancing every week.

By Allen BAldwin The Shorthorn staff

People of all ages performed famous dances from more than 50 years ago including the jitterbug and the Charleston as jazz music played. Their feet shuffled in time, drawing them close, as they leaned in cheek-to-cheek. The Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate hosts dances every week. Organization President Alan Fowlds said the syndicate is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the joys of swing dancing. People can join the Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate for $10. Membership to the organization includes discounts on admission to dances. The money that attendees pay at the dances goes to renting and renovating the venues. Fowlds said high school students from people who are more than 80 years old attend the dances. “People get started in the dance for many reasons,” he said. “A lot of guys get started because of women. I got started because I went through a breakup. It’s a fun activity and you get out and socialize. The exciting thing about dancing when you start to get into it, is it’s kind of like a different culture itself. The better dancer you become, the more you want to get out and dance.” Psychology freshman Erin Peters said she got interested in swing dancing after hearing about it from

Have dancing fever? What: Swing dancing and lessons When and Where: 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church on 1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth 76112 8-11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Southside Preservation Hall on 1519 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth 76104 Cost: $5

working in dance retail. Peters said she has been dancing since she was little, but she’d never tried swing dancing. “In any kind of art, you never want to be specialized in one specific thing, the more well rounded you are the better,” she said. “I think swing dancing would broaden different types of dance. You never know during an audition what they will ask you to do.” Peters said swing dancing looked like fun because after learning a few basic steps she could just enjoy dancing. “I watched how to do some of the basic steps from YouTube,” she said. “Watching Lindy Hop swing is my favorite. Their feet move so fast, and it isn’t a hard step for a basic, but it just takes practice. West Coast swing is very different, because it’s slow and there’s a connection between partners. I want to

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Fort Worth resident Daniel Moore swings Fort Worth resident Jessica Hillman around and over his knee Tuesday night in the Southside Preservation Hall. Anyone can become a member of the Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate for $10.

learn to do both, because they’re so different to me.” Fowlds said the Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate holds dances with live bands four times a year, with the next one on April 5 at the Swingtime Center in Forth Worth. Fowlds said there are similar groups in Dallas and Denton. He said members of one group often

go to other groups’ dances. Fowlds said the Fort Worth group is hoping to expand into Arlington and is looking into possible venues near UTA. Fowlds said there are beginner lessons for people not experienced. Pre-nursing sophomore Maggie Martin said people with no experience usually pick up the dance easily.

“It’s a social dance, so you just dance with a lot of different people,” she said. “While you’re learning, you are meeting a lot of new people. You’re there just to have fun. You get better because you’re not only focused on learning the moves.”

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Bar lovers flock to Chat Room Pub for friendly service


Bar brings strangers together

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Eighth Avenue

Hemphill Street

Henderson Street


Rosedale Street Magnolia Avenue The Chat Room Pub

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Address: 1263 W. Magnolia Ave. Fort Worth 76104 Contact: 817-922-8319 Hours: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday – Friday 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Happy hour Monday – Friday Happy hour: $2 wells, $2 domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles 21+

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From left, Fort Worth residents Megan Barber, Rockland Mann and Wilson Armstrong, along with Nashville resident Conrad Barber and Arlington resident Jessica Davis, share drinks and funny stories at the Chat Room Pub in Fort Worth Tuesday night. Megan said she likes the bar, because “It’s local enough that [the staff] knows who you are.”

BY TORY BARRINGER The Shorthorn staff

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.” That line, the famous lyric from the Cheers’ theme song, may be a cheesy vision for some pub patrons. For customers at Fort Worth’s Chat Room Pub, it’s the reason they visit. “We literally know pretty much everybody here,” said Michele Diaz, bartender and nursing sophomore. “It’s like our family. It’s our Cheers.” Looking around, the sense of community is clear. At the pub, locals chat about topics ranging from work, to yoga to food. A few gather around a computer trivia game to suggest answers to the person playing. There are tables around the room, but most go unused because people crowd

together at the front and share stories. Jon Carney, one of the pub’s owners, said the neighborly atmosphere was exactly what he was going for when the pub opened in August 2001. “Really, it’s all about the neighborhood,” Carney said. “The idea was ‘This neighborhood needs a pub.’” Despite the local feel, the pub welcomes patrons from all over the area. “We have people travel from all over the Metroplex,” bartender and alumna Kara Keith said. “What people like about this bar is everyone who comes to this bar is very friendly and open-minded.” Carney also boasted about the variety in the clientele. “We have really neat people that come in,” he said. “All differ-

ent people from all different walks of life.” Patron Jim Love visits the pub at least three nights a week. He started going shortly after he moved in to the nearby neighborhood. He said companionship is what brings him back. “The neighbors were like ‘you need to check this bar out,’” Love said. “It’s a real neighborhood bar. Everybody knows each other.” Even the bartenders are frequent patrons. Diaz said she visited four to five times a week before she started working there. She often comes by on her nights off. Besides the bar and the floor tables, the pub features amenities to keep patrons entertained. A pool table occupies the space in front of the bar and pinball machines sit in the rear area by the back door. A few computers

are set up by the door and a small pile of party games, including Balderdash and Catch Phrase, sit in the corner. For the most part, patrons are just content to talk over drinks. The Chat Room Pub offers more than 20 beers and spirits. It also hosts occasional events, like live music and pool tournaments. Patrons and employees agreed that the more memorable events are the unscheduled ones. Diaz recalled a time when a band set up in the men’s bathroom. “We had some New Orleans natives come in with guitars and start serenading a guy while he was peeing, which was awesome,” Diaz said. Many of the patrons praised the feel of camaraderie between customers, but Carney credited the neighborly atmosphere to the work

“We had some New Orleans natives come in with guitars and start serenading a guy while he was peeing, which was awesome,” Michele Diaz,

nursing freshman and bartender

of the bartenders. “It starts with the staff,” Carney said. “By far, in my opinion, we have the greatest bar staff in Fort Worth. I would put them up against the entire Metroplex. They will never forget your name.”



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Cost: Varies

Pulse’s guide to arts and entertainment in the Metroplex this weekend. If you know of a cool Arlington event, let us know at features-editor.

Movies Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Directed By: David Bowers Starring: Devon Bostick, Robert Capron and Zachary Gordon Rated: PG When: Friday Where: Wide Release In this sequel to 2010’s surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney - Metacritic.

Sucker Punch Directed By: Zach Snyder Starring: Abbie Cornish, Emily Browning and Vanessa Hudgens Rated: PG-13 When: Friday Where: Wide Release She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls — the outspoken Rocket, the street-smart Blondie, the fiercely loyal Amber and the reluctant Sweet Pea — to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue, Madam Gorski and the High Roller. Cost: Varies Win Win Directed By: Tom McCarthy Starring: Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer and Melanie Lynskey Rated: R When: Friday

Where: The Magnolia 3699 McKinney Ave. Dallas 75204 Tom McCarthy (The Visitor, The Station Agent) once again explores the depths and nuances of human relationships in his new film about the allegiances and bonds between unlikely characters. Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete (Alex Shaffer) through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. - Cost: $8

Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny Directed By: Richard Trank Narrated By: Ben Kingsley Rated: NR When: 5:50 p.m. Friday — March 31 Where: Texas Theater 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. Dallas 75208

Waking With Destiny highlights Churchill’s years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. As historian John Lukacs explains, Churchill may not have won the War in 1940, but without him, the War most certainly would have been lost. - Cost: $8

Events Beer & Bones When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Museum of Nature and Science 1318 S. 2nd Ave. Dallas 75210 Cost: $8 for members $12 for non-members Drinks, Dinos and a DJ will be on hand for one night to enjoy at the museum Contact: 214-428-5555

PUB & GRUB THURSDAY Mavericks Bar and Grill 601 E. Main St. Arlington, TX 76011

(817) 715-6287

Little O’s Grill 4650 Little Road Arlington, TX 76017 (817) 561-0000

Caves Lounge (817) 460-5510 900 W Division St Arlington, TX 76012


Lunch everyday Lunch everyday 7 meals for $7 7 meals for $7 $1 Domestic Bottles $3 Domestic Drafts $4.50 Bombs $4 Jack, Jim, and Cuervo Mavs @7:30PM FSSW Delta Alpha Omega UTA Discounts UTA Discounts FREE WIFI FREE WIFI

$1.50 domestic drafts $2.50 premium drafts $4 Jäger Bombs

DEVO When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: The Palladium Ballroom 1135 S. Lamar Road Dallas 75215 Cost: $45 ‘80s Art rockers and New Wavers DEVO give a very rare performance at the downtown Dallas venue. This is one of the best shows happening this year and a can’t miss for music lovers who worship the beats of these pioneers of early electronic music. Contact: thepalladiumballrom. com

A calendar of area food & drink specials for March 24-30






Lunch everyday 7 meals for $7 $3 Well Drinks $3 Domestic Drafts Mavs @ 8PM FSSW Stars @ 7PM TX21

Lunch everyday 7 meals for $7 $2.75 Import Bottles Well Drinks Domestic Drafts Mavs @ 9:30PM KTXA

Lunch everyday 7 meals for $7 $2.25 Drafts $4.50 32oz. Drafts $4 Jager Shots 50¢ Wings

Lunch everyday 7 meals for $7 $2.50 Domestic & Import Bottles $1.50 Well Drinks Stars @ 9PM FSSW

Lunch everyday 7 meals for $7 $1 Domestic Drafts Mavs @ 9:30PM FSSW UTA Discounts FREE WIFI

Happy Hour (3-8) $2 domestics $2.50 Wells 1/2 Price Appetizers (8-Close) $3 You Call its

Working Women’s Wednesday (5-7) $1 Margaritas $1 Domestics $2 Appetizers

75¢ well drinks start at 9:30pm $1.50 wells 11pm to close DJ Bilal spins @ 10pm

$2.50 KickassCANS

College Night (9-close) Girls Night Out (8-Close) Live music on the patio check Open from 12-10pm $2 Drafts & $3 Bombers $2 Cosmos & Margaritas. for band schedule. serving lunch and Open 11:30-2am dinner March 24 Rental Rockers serving lunch and & Tim Urban in concert. March 25 LC Rocks in concert. dinner. KARAOKE NIGHT

Descender, Record Hop and Oil Boom When: Friday Where: Lola’s Saloon 2736 W. Sixth St. Fort Worth 76107 Cost: $7 A couple of great indie bands at a great indie bar in a flourishing indie area. Indie overload for some, paradise for others. Contact: 817-877-0666


$3 Stella Artois $3 Bombshell Blondes

$2.00 Domestic Drafts

$2.00 Osbakkens

$2.75 TALL domestic drafts

Any double martini $6.50

$5.00 double Long Division Iced Tea

$3.00 Jägers & Rumpels

$3.75 TALL premium drafts

$4.00 PremiumCANS $3.00 Monopolowa vodka


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