Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, February 25-27
An alarming amount of music is at your fingertips -- I suggest a B-12 shot to get through this weekend's lineup.
2709 Elm St.
Hailing from the unassuming music scene of Lawrence, Kansas, The Appleseed Cast brings their Low Level Owl project to Lola's -- nearly two hours of beautifully orchestrated songs off of two separately released volumes (and no breaks between songs). They promise to end the show by "bursting into the shimmering tears of honest men," which is likely, as honest men have enjoyed crying in saloons for hundreds of years. If you're not in the mood for public weeping, maybe hit up Akron/Family at the Granada; the progressive Indie trio has been smartly paired with Matthew and the Arrogant Sea (if you're into Animal Collective or The Dodos, you'll dig this line-up). The Local Edge's Thursday night at Trees will draw to a close this week (for the first round of the EdgeFest competition, any way) -- and it's free admission, ahem). Round Two of online voting will begin soon to decide which of the many worthy acts will open up the popular festival.
- Absinthe Lounge
1409 South Lamar Street
- Age limit: 21+ Free
Hop the party bus from Denton down to Absinthe Lounge where DJ's YeahDef and Sean P will be hosting a raucous night of hip=hop featuring Playdough, Fab Deuce, Vortexas, and Flotation. You can catch one of two intimate rock shows in Fort Worth either with KatsüK's solo show at the Grotto, or the dirty southern rock of Eaton Lake Tonics at Chat Room.
- Dan's Silverleaf
103 Industrial St.
- Age limit: All ages $3 - $5
Go to Denton. Dan's is hosting a day long festival celebrating the one year Blogiversary of DayBowBow dot net with an exhausting line-up and it cost three bucks to get in, natch. Make a day trip out of it, then rough up your night at Hailey's with Astronautalis, Dessa, and P.O.S. -- artists known for not taking themselves too seriously -- a charming and rare trait in rap artists, to be sure. OR you can spaz out with the Good Show crowd at Lola's for A Better Death, The Underground Railroad, and Hentai Improvising Orchestra. Take Sunday to go into a mild coma and reign in on that ringing in your ears.