Last week, on April 20 to be exact, The Grapevine reopened its main bar for the first time in over a year. The quirky Uptown dive, which was completely closed for a part of 2020 has taken careful steps in welcoming both employees and ...
Very few positive things have come out of the past 12 months. Some hard lessons have been learned. Perhaps a few new hygiene habits could help us all stay healthier in the long run, which is certainly not a bad thing. However, there was one sparkly item highlight on the...
In April 2019, the doors for Beauty Bar’s Knox-Henderson location were closed for good, but the revered dance spot found new life two weeks later as it hosted a soft opening at their current home in Deep Ellum. But alas, a future for the Main Street location is no longer...
At the beginning of 2020, artists and entertainers planned their gigging calendar for the year. We know what happened next. The pandemic-sized cancellations and venue shutdowns left artists who rely solely on performing for income wondering where their next meal would come from. In the early stages of COVID, Federal...
Dealing with drunk people has always been an unpleasant part of the job for those in the service industry. Trying to get drunk people to wear a mask is a near impossible mask, local venue workers say. In part, that makes sense. People at bars need their mouths uncovered. The...
Remember when you could park on Elm St. and most of the audience at a show were the other bands?
Last night had that vibe. With rumors of even stricter guidelines being put in place, a couple of dozen friends gathered at Three Links to give rock and roll one more shot. Social distancing? Less folks than a Costco line when the toilet paper gets restocked, and about the same amount of jostling. A rainstorm of Biblical proportions washed the streets clear for whatever comes next.
Highlife was headlining, with support from Calculated Chaos and Periods. Photos by Mike Brooks