Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, September 2-5
And if you still want to jam on Labor Day, we've got an idea for that, too.
Indie is on the rise in a big way in Dallas on Thursday, with a must-listen show at the Granada. Austin band Balmorhea (pronounced bal-more-ay, even though it looks like it should rhyme with an unsightly word that ends in -rhea) will be headlining the show with their classical folk tunes that consist of a violin, an upright bass, and a cello, with some singing thrown in the mix. Their haunting sound proves that sometimes that less is more. Dentonite Doug Burr and Texas duo Bosque Brown open.
For your wild card Thursday night, we give you the Rodeo Clown Dropouts at the Bone. This rockabilly trio will definitely get your boots tapping to the beat. Heck, they might even get you to grab your honey and give her a whirl on the dance floor. Jam to a few of their tunes here.
122 Mulberry Street
- Age limit: All ages $6 - $8
On Friday, head north on 35 to Denton and swing by Hailey’s for some hard-rocking music. Denton’s own punk rockers the Wee-Beasties and masked metal gods-in-the-making Shaolin Death Squad will showing you how rock is done. Power Violence also performs. Make sure to bring some earplugs; you'll need them.
- The Prophet Bar
2548 Elm Street
- Age limit: All ages $8 - $10
The place to be in Big D on Friday night has to be Prophet Bar, where six bands – four of which are local – are prepared to get you moving. Dallas band Words In Windows will kick off the show along with indie outfit Companion. Denton music man Andrew Tinker will follow with his effervescent pop tunes and Dallas favorite Dovetail will warm up the crowd for Denver headliner Chain Gang of 1974, who are on a nationwide tour.
Dove Hunter playing at the Kessler Theater in Dallas
Dallas band Dove Hunter is headed north to the Little D to bring their indie/folk tunes to Hailey’s. After the previous night of rocktitude, Hailey’s could use a little calming down. New Jersey band Amandla will also be sharing their ambient and sometimes-Pink Floydian music as well. Here’s a little trivia for you: The singer and principle songwriter for Amandla is also drummer for Ween. Share that tasty tidbit of information with your friends before the show. No need to bring earplugs this time around.
Feeling like Saturday night should be more of a relaxing evening in Dallas? Check out Lalagray (pronounced lah-luh-gray) as they perform at LaGrange for their CD release party. Grab a drink and listen to her quirky indie-tunes, which at times can turn into a haunting lullaby. Take note Dallasites, her star will soon be on the rise.
Enjoy a lazy Labor Day weekend Sunday listening to some jazz. The Expo Park Jazz Festival will be in full swing on Sunday at Amsterdam Bar. Performers include national and local jazz musicians like Quoman Fowler, Paul Slavens, Barrie Lee Hall Jr. and the Duke Ellington Small Band, as well as the Charlie Young Sextet, who will be celebrating the release of their new album. If you can’t make it on Sunday, they'll also be gigging on Monday. The festival runs 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday and Monday.