Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, April 28-May 1
Is it May already?
It is a night of entrancing folk melodies at Lochrann’s Irish Pub in Frisco with Seryn. They will have copies of their newly released album, This Is Where We Are, on white 180 gram vinyl. Once you hear the Denton band’s heavenly harmonies, you'll want to get yourself a CD (or vinyl) and play it on repeat.
At the Double Wide in Deep Ellum, THe BAcksliders perform in celebration of the Dallas release of their new album, THe BAcksliders From Dallas, Texas. Admission is $10, but it gets you a free copy of their new CD. The band is recording their performance that night for a special live album. Your whistles, whoops, and hollers might even make it onto the live album!
Down at Lee Harvey’s in Dallas, Boys Named Sue brings some boot scootin’ tunes that are guaranteed to get your shoes tapping. With songs like “Honky Tonk If Yer Horny,” “Whiskey Talkin’” and “Light Beers Away,” you're in for a good time. You won’t leave without a smile on your face, whether it is alcohol induced or not. Get there a little early and enjoy some of Lee Harvey’s delicious food outside in the picnic area.
- LaGrange (Closed)
2704 Elm Street
Are you ready for some cowpunk? The Marfalites – who walk the line between punk rocking and boot scootin’ – lay down their unique high-energy tunes at LaGrange in Deep Ellum. Also performing is Tweed EQ, a more electro-blues influenced outfit whose lead singer has a tendency to sound like Jack White. Even though Tweed EQ had their album release party the previous night for their new LP, Second Tour, they will have some copies at the show that you can purchase for your listening pleasure. Austin based band These Mad Dogs of Glory also shares the stage.
It has been a while since Warren Jackson Hearne made his way down to Dallas from his home so far away (OK, it's in Denton). The southern gothic balladeer will be onstage at the Double Wide along with The Growlers, a California band whose music is a little hard to label. Their sound is beachy but also trippy and psychedelic; it's a weird but interesting combination.
Although the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival started on Friday, the best day of the festival is always Sunday, especially because Grammy award winning polka band Brave Combo performs. Spend the day listening to music, perusing the art tents, munching on festival foods, and enjoying all that Denton has to offer. Spend the night watching Brave Combo perform – a perfect way to end the weekend.