Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, October 21-24
Do it for us: Go see some live music this weekend. There are shows aplenty.
Are you in need of something to do other than going to the movies and seeing another lame Halloween flick this weekend? Local music in the Dallas-Fort Worth area may have just what you need to get some excitement back into your life.
Get your weekend started right with some seriously rocking riffs at Denton’s Boiler Room. Denton’s own rockers The Gypsy Bravado will be headlining a show that is guaranteed to get your weekend started off right. Think Wolfmother mixed with a little Led Zeppelin and you have The Gypsy Bravado. D. Anson Brody brings his acoustic sound and incredible talent – his melodies and his voice are similar to Ray Lamontagne. Leatherwood also performs.
- City Tavern
1402 Main Street
Wild card Thursday: City Tavern has four bands performing that could help you with your weekend: Dallas band Hoyotoho, NOVAAK, Darktown Strutters, and Museum Creatures. Get there early if you want to see every band or grab a bite before the kitchen closes.
Four great local bands are performing Friday evening at the Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard. That’s right, Carrollton went and started own festival, and the lineup is killer. Dallas band Dovetail goes on at 5 p.m., Burning Hotels hit the stage at 6 p.m., Polyphonic Spree takes over at 7:30 p.m., and the Old 97’s close the festival at 9:15 p.m. Get to the festival early if you want to taste some great food or check out art tents. Also, you can be one of the first to ride the DART Rail’s Green Line. Two of the three stations – the Trinity Mills Station and the Downtown Carrollton Station – will be open this weekend only for the festival.
Didn’t catch the first day of the Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard? Their music lineup on Saturday night rivals their lineup from the night before. Josh Weathers and the True Endeavors takes the stage at 6:20 p.m., followed by The Orbans at 7:30 p.m. Texas country hero Robert Earl Keen – fresh off his performance at Austin City Limits – closes the festival at 9 p.m.
In the world of non-festivals, head down to the historic Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff for Bosque Brown and Fox and the Bird, both local bands, who are sharing the stage with Colorado band Paper Bird. The show will be on the folky side, so be prepared to sit back, sip your drink of choice, and relax. You deserve it.
- Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Avenue
- Age limit: 17+ $15
These guys may not be local, but they are a buzzed about band that will soon be hard to hide from: The Thermals, hailing all the way form Portland, seem to be on the lips of every indie music aficionado. The band will be playing at the Granada Theater along with Staten Island band Cymbals Eat Guitars and Atlanta band The Coathangers. Going to the show will earn you major cool points from all your hipster friends. $15 at the door.
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