Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, January 21-23
Each week I face the great difficulty of deciding which shows to attend; now I share with you this pain of choice. Good news is, there is too much going on to pick just one per night.
Jazz Heads have many options tonight, the Dallas crowd will be over at Brooklyn Jazz Cafe with Keith Anderson, while the hippies (and others in the mood to dance) can be found at the Granada with Mingo Fishtrap (named famously after an elusive Denton intersection that, in my experience, can only be found if you are wildly lost). If you are in Fort Worth, catch the guitarists of 2Tone as they entrance the cerebral Kimbell audience with their classical stylings. Jazz not your bag? No worries. Jeff Whittington (KERA personality/producer) will be playing anything you want to hear -- wait, no, that's another radio personality -- Whittington will be playing anything he wants at All Good Cafe in Deep Ellum. If you forgot your password to go south of 635, head over to Dan's for Telegraph Canyon and Jacob Metcalf, where you will be certainly surrounded by incandescently happy music lovers sipping on Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Start your evening early tonight when Fort Worth kicks off a Gypsy Jazz tradition at the Django Reinhardt festival, then slink over to hear Shelley Carrol at Scat Lounge (really good idea for date night, hint hint). In Dallas, singer/songwriter Nicholas Altobelli will serenade those lounging about Opening Bell at Southside. If you are keen on sexy grooves, you'll want to check out Most at Prophet Bar (they're mad hot). Dallas staple rockers, The Slack celebrate their new album at Sons of Hermann Hall, while the Slow Burners give us a glimpse of what the Beatles might have sounded like if they spent more time in the Dirty South. Up yonder, Whiskey Folk Ramblers and Pine Box Serenade bust out the banjos for the bearded set.
122 Mulberry Street
- Age limit: 18+ $1
Holy Glory Days, Batman! Reverend Horton Heat's at the Granada! Check out that early-ish show then skip over to see whipper-snappers Nelo at Green Elephant and/or the Young and Brave -- wear sensible shoes for hoofing it. If you'd rather stay in one spot, the jazz heavy hitters will be at the South Dallas Cultural Center. Local country favorite Danny Balis will be at the Aardvark in Fort Worth. Or you can spend one hot dollar to see Shiny Around the Edges (worth every penny, and then some) in little d.
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