Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, September 9-12
Sarah Jaffe comes home, backed by Denton band Seryn.
Enjoy the last remaining nights of summer, kids, because autumn is headed our way. If it's not raining on Thursday, take a stroll around Victory Park for some great jazz. The event is free and lasts from 6-8 p.m.
Is 2 p.m. too early in the day for a super intimate show with national indie/pop act Tegan and Sara? Probably not. They're performing at Good Records in Dallas during the day – but get there early, as space is limited. The girls open Friday night for Paramore at the Superpages.com Center.
The Beaten Sea — Hard Way
City Tavern has the best bill of the night with Dallas indie-folk outfit The Fox and the Bird, gothic folk rockers The Beaten Sea – with singer Ashley Myrick, who is fresh off her debut under the name Lalagray – and Houston country/folk band listenlisten. All the bands on the bill complement each other well, and what better place to play than right in downtown Dallas at City Tavern? Kick off those work shoes and get ready to drink and relax with some great bands at a great venue.
Come one, come all to local music darling Sarah Jaffe’s big “homecoming show” at the Granada Theater. Jaffe – former Dan’s Silver Leaf bartender-turned-local music goddess – is back in the Dallas area from her national tour in support of her debut record Suburban Nature and is ready to give her favorite local fans a show to remember. Fellow Denton folk band Seryn opens.
Smile Smile — “Truth on Tape”
Up north a bit in Denton, indie musicians Smile Smile will be headlining at Hailey’s. The Dallas band is currently on a very short break from their months-long national tour. If you haven’t heard this dynamic duo perform, you are missing out on something special. Their recent album Truth on Tape is full of tracks both musicians wrote about their not-so-pretty breakup with each other – which is a little awkward but makes for some great music. Fellow Dallas hipsters Titanmoon will also be performing.
Sunday – wild card!
Last week I had the pleasure to see a band that has some serious potential: Bravo Max. The band consists of the usual guitar, bass, and drums, plus a mandolin, clarinet, and accordion. The band may be in their infancy, but give them a bit to get it all together and they will blow your mind with the sheer talent each member harbors. Bravo Max will play at Lakewood Bar & Grill. Check out their merch table, where they sell an awesome bumper sticker that says “Wanna Join My Mandolin Club?”