Wednesday, August 17, 2011 , Updated 12:21 p.m., August 17, 2011
UPDATED: Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, August 18-20
Your best bet is the show at Lola's Saturday night benefitting a local booking agent.
School is about to begin, and nights spent cramming for tests could be in your foreseeable future. Kick those back-to-school blues and enjoy the remaining days (or weeks) of summer with a packed weekend.
The O’s — “We’ll Go Walkin”
Down in Deep Ellum, the AllGood Café has the live music you need to get your weekend started. Dallas alt-country duo The O’s will take the stage and steal your heart with their genuine lyrics and multi-talented instrumentalism. Their sophomore album, Between The Two, has been out for a while now, but we just can’t get enough of this down-home duo. Opener Chris Johnson, of Telegraph Canyon, performs solo material.
Sarah Jaffe’s “Clementine”
Sarah Jaffe will make her way from Denton down to the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff to grace music lovers with her truthful tunes. Jaffe has gone electric, so don’t expect the show to be an all-acoustic set. Her new album, The Way Sound Leaves A Room, is due out on September 27, and she may play a few tracks (mostly covers) from the record. Denton singer/songwriter Bosque (pronounced Boss-kee) Brown opens.
If you are looking to get down and shake your booty, The Door in Deep Ellum has just what you need. Grammy Award winner Shaun Martin is bringing his go-go party back to Dallas, and it is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.
New Bohemians perform at AllGood Café in Deep Ellum on Saturday night. [UPDATE: Oak Cliff born and Dallas raised musician Edie Brickell won't be there, but it's still worth going to see her band.] Zydeco Blanco opens.
2736 W. Sixth St.
Fort Worth, TX
- Age limit: 18+ $15
In Fort Worth, Spune bands Telegraph Canyon and Seryn will take the stage together for a second night in a row. Instead of Dan’s Silver Leaf in Denton (where the bands performed the night before), Lola’s Saloon will be the venue of choice for a night of folk and Americana inspired tunes. The $15 cover goes to a charity in honor of Lance Yocom, of Spune Productions, who is very sick in an Arizona hospital right now.