Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, February 4-6
What does one wear to a Gothic Tribal Space Odyssey?
And so it goes, another weekend draws upon us and the fine folks of North Texas take in a show or three. There are plenty of benefits to choose from, because musicians like to help each other out. Consider turning your night out into good karma ... or just put on your Barbarella costume and have a good time. Just get out of the house.
2709 Elm St.
- Age limit: 18+ Free
The friendly battle to represent North Texas at 2010 Edgefest continues at Trees tonight as Mark welcomes four Denton bands to Deep Ellum (and not to beat them up, so far as I can tell). Check out the diversity of New Science Projects, Writer, Daniel Folmer, and Dust Congress -- a bill that runs the gamut between experimental punk blues and dark Americana. Should make for a very interesting show. (Just don't mix liquors while mixing genres like this, you'll get a tummy ache.) Denton comes to the rescue of their sons of hard rock, Fair to Midland, as the Boiler Room hosts a benefit show to help the band recover from a nasty van crash suffered on the road. FTM will be joined by friends Trebuchet, Pale Horse, and Nothing More. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds go to Fair to Midland.
Fair to Midland crash footage
Fort Worth infiltrates Deep Ellum tonight, and will likely leave behind a trail of drum particles and space costumes as the 2010 Gothic Tribal Space Odyssey serves as a sort of miscreant percussion festival. I highly suggest adding earplugs to your costume (wear something gothic, tribal, and/or spacey) and bring a camera! If you're in the mood for something less gothic but just as fun, head over to House of Blues for G. Love & Special Sauce or to Hello Lover's CD Release party with the Crash that Took Me at Doublewide. Or you can head up to Rubber Gloves to see Dallas' Orange Peel Sunshine with RTB2 and Cocky Americans.
- Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
409 E. Sycamore St.
- Age limit: 17+ $5
If I were to go one place tonight, it would be Brooklyn's to see Bobby Sparks tear it up. If I were going to two shows tonight, it would be Brooklyn's and the Moon for Goodwin, Backsliders, and Oso Closo. You can also catch Pegasus' own "Lightning Fingers" (that's Todd M., of the Crazy Ivans) at their CD release show at Reno's Chop Shop or head to Denton for a concert benefiting UNT sophomore Jacob Green who had to recently undergo extensive brain surgery. Friends like Cartright, Young and Brave, and Dust Congress will be on hand to raise funds to curb his overwhelming medical expenses.