Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, November 18-21
"Sorry I can't help you cook, mom -- I've got to go to a show."
You're stuck spending the holiday with family and friends you may or may not want to be around this pre-Thanksgiving weekend. Here's a thought: Go out and see some great local shows. The music will take your mind off those family members that you avoid until the holidays -- that is, until next Thursday.
2736 W. Sixth St.
Fort Worth, TX
- Age limit: All ages $5 - $7
Head over to Lola’s in Fort Worth to listen to hometown gypsy folk rockers Whiskey Folk Ramblers. Fellow Fort Worth native Collin Herring brings his blend of alt-country and indie influences, which some have said is redefining the alt-country genre. Austin rockers These Mad Dogs of Glory also perform.
If you are feeling daring, try your luck at Dan’s Silver Leaf in Denton. At the quaint little bar, you can watch The Wizard of Oz while a live band of local musicians plays the entirety Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon album. The Dark Side of Oz, as it is fittingly called, starts at 10 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
Tiger Darrow — “The Writer”
Oak Cliff born and Dallas raised musician Edie Brickell will be performing with guitarist Kenny Withrow and drummer Aaron Comess – of the Spin Doctors – under the moniker Heavy Make-up at the Kessler Theater. You may recognize Brickell's name from when she was part of New Bohemians with guitarist and Kessler music instructor Withrow, or from their hit song “What I Am.” She is also the wife of fellow folk artist Paul Simon of Simon & Garfunkel. Dallas music prodigy Tiger Darrow will open.
Fort Worth folk band Telegraph Canyon brings an ethereal and honest folk/alt-country inspired set to Lola’s in Fort Worth. If you haven’t had a chance to see this band yet, you must make your way to Fort Worth and witness them with your own eyes and ears. Telegraph Canyon’s latest musical endeavor The Tide and the Current has been hailed as album of the year by many publications around the DFW area – and even in the Netherlands. (Who knew we had so much in common?)
Meg & Dia, a Utah five-piece band founded by sisters Meg and Dia Frampton, makes a stop at Hailey’s in Denton on the southern leg of their nationwide tour. The band was dropped from Warner Bros. Records earlier this year but have independently released their new EP It’s Always Stormy in Tillamook earlier this month. New York City folk rock trio – who have opened for The Old 97's – perform, along with Spring Standards and Los Angeles singer/songwriter Joey Ryan.
- Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
409 E. Sycamore St.
- Age limit: 17+ Free
An all-local show featuring Denton musicians Daniel Folmer, Caleb Ian Campbell, Burnt Sienna Trio, and Spooky Folk goes down at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio in Denton. If you happen to be in the area, make it a priority to go to RGRS and hear some of the most promising local musicians around.
Sarah Jaffe - “Clementine”
Local music darling Sarah Jaffe marks a homecoming weekend, of sorts, with a show Sunday night at Dan’s Silver Leaf. The sometimes-bartender for Dan’s will be performing her beautiful melodies and honest lyrics along with Austin minimalist/dark wave band New Roman Times. (Think Joy Division.) Even though she has a show in Dallas at the Loft on Friday, we think you should go to the Sunday show since it will be even more intimate and hosted in the town Jaffe calls home.
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