Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, August 4-7
Come sweat with us.
We'll make you this promise: Of all the live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend, most are inside. And the ones that aren't involve tunes so good they're worth sweating to ... or they involve a parking lot pool. What says 110 degrees more than a bunch of sweaty people sharing a bath?
KXT In-Studio Performance — Telegraph Canyon
In Fort Worth at 8.0's, Telegraph Canyon and Whiskey Folk Ramblers play on Thursday night. Perhaps Telegraph Canyon will play a few new tunes from their forthcoming album, due to be released later this year. The concert will of course be held on 8.0's patio – which is outside in the heat. As WFR said on their band Facebook page about the event, “This will probably be our last show because of dying.” Just make sure you stay hydrated, guys.
Jonathan Tyler — “Young Love”
Two local music frontmen perform solo acts at Rockin’ Rodeo in Denton. Josh Weathers, the frontman of Josh Weathers and the True Endeavors, and Jonathan Tyler of Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, perform sans bands – a treat for those who enjoy their bands' music. Weathers has been wearing his solo pants for a while now, but it will be interesting to see what Tyler will bring to the stage.
Reverend Horton Heat — “Lie Detector”
Local music legend and lover of Deep Ellum, Reverend Horton Heat performs his psychobilly/rockabilly sound at the House of Blues in Dallas. The Rev has been making music for more than 25 years now, but that hasn’t slowed him down one bit. He is currently on tour for the next couple of months. Atlanta band Nashville Pussy opens.
Fresh off their performance from The Harbor in Rockwall, The King Bucks fill Adair’s Saloon in Dallas with some down-home honky tonk. Their fusion of traditional country, rockabilly, boogie, and a little soul will get you off your seats and onto the dance floor.
- The Moon Bar (Closed)
2911 West Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX
At Moon Bar in Fort Worth, four great bands share the stage: The Quaker City Night Hawks, beloved Dallas alt-country duo The O’s, Denton indie rock duo RTB2, and The Moonshiners. Shenanigans will ensue.
If you happen to be in Deep Ellum by way of LaGrange, rest your feet and wet your whistle while giving your ears sonic pleasure as you listen to pop/rock Dallas band North of Autumn. These guys have only been together for barely a year, but their music is wise beyond their years.
- Double Wide
3510 Commerce Street
- Age limit: 21+ $7
Looking for an escape from that hot, hot heat? The Double Wide in Exposition Park may be just the oasis you need. They're throwing their annual parking lot pool party, and this year they will be doing it Texican style. Tejas Brothers and Grant Jones & the Pistol Grip Lassos provide the tunes; all you need to bring is your swimsuit and beer money.