Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, August 26-29
The best local show this weekend is probably Ishi, The Burning Hotels, and Shapes Stars Make at Lola's on Saturday.
Looking for something to do on a Thursday night? The Denton music scene has the cure for your “got nothing to do” ills. The city has two super local and super indie shows lined up just for you.
First, grab a drink at Dan’s Silverleaf, where Denton band Baruch the Scribe will be putting down some indie/folk melodies with a bit of an experimental twist. The band will also be sharing the stage with local favorite Jacob Metcalf, who you may know from his appearances with the Dallas Family Band. Make sure to wish Metcalf luck before he makes his way down to Guadalajara to go on a sort of personal journey.
Just a few blocks away from Dan’s is Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, where the infamous Teenage Cool Kids, another Denton band, will be laying down some indie beats. Fort Worth band Mind Spiders and St.Dad, who have traveled from Gainesville, Fla., also perform.
- Double Wide
3510 Commerce St.
Get your best jeans and your cowboy boots on and head over to the Double Wide, where a slew of bands will be there to entertain you while you kick back a beer – or 10. Dallas band Little Black Dress will be sharing the stage alongside Denton Americana/folk rock band David Shafter & The Gnomes. You have to be curious about a band with the word “gnome” in the name. Am I right? Either way. The show is going to be a great one to catch if you are in the Dallas area.
- Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
409 E. Sycamore St.
- Age limit: 17+ $5
Or for a spooky Friday, see Spooky Folk, The Angleus, Kingdom of Suicide Lovers, and Diamond Age in Denton. It's $5.
If you've got some serious pent up aggression, Dallas rockabilly/punk band Spector 45 and the guys from The Phuss have the music that will help get that anger out. F-bombs are welcome here; in fact, these guys have plenty to go around. (Read this story to explain why.) The show is at LaGrange in Deep Ellum, just across the street from Trees.
Fort Worthians, make a pit stop at Lola’s where Dallas’ own Ishi will be performing. The electro-folk outfit will be sharing the stage with The Burning Hotels – who won Rock Album of the Year from Fort Worth Weekly for their album Novels. (See our review of it here.) Shapes Stars Make also plays. Cover is between $10 and $15, but so worth the price.
Make your lazy Sunday a day to enjoy some great blues from two of the most famous guitar players in the genre: Buddy Guy and B.B. King. End your weekend listening to the iconic guitarists who are some of the last remaining living blues legends. The show is at the Allen Event Center and tickets are in the $50 to $85 range, but you never know if this is either musician's last time near the Dallas area. It's worth it.