Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, February 17-19
Great show: Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights and Grace Potter at HOB. Lots more within.
There is a weekend full of local music just waiting for you to take part in. Don't be shy, it won't bite.
Dirty guitar licks and pure unadulterated rock will fill Lochrann’s Irish Pub & Eatery in Frisco as The Red 100s make it their goal to “pick up the pieces where Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath left off.” The band’s high-energy performance oozing with raw energy takes note from rock and roll greats like Jimi Hendrix, The Stooges and even Oak Cliff’s own Stevie Ray Vaughan. Los Angeles electro/new wave outfit Soviet also performs. (Think the soundtrack right out of a John Hughes teen flick, and you have an idea of the kind of sound Soviet lays down.)
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Are you ready to rock? Local heroes Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights bring their southern fried, whiskey drenched rock 'n' roll to the House of Blues. JTNL is one of the most electrifying bands to come out of the Big D, so be prepared to have a booty-shaking good time as the boys get you in the mood. Vermont based five piece Grace Potter & The Nocturnals also play. With a female lead singer – a rarity in the boys' world of rock 'n' roll – Grace Potter brings the swagger of music greats, like Tina Turner mixed with Mick Jagger. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals have big riffs and an even bigger voice, so much so that earlier this week the band was announced to play at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. Their funky grooves fueled with sexy guitar licks will get your ass shaking.
Cheyenne Schweitzer may be a normal guy by day, but by night he is known as Sir Silky. Those who catch a rare glimpse of Sir Silky perform his music – a cross between the Scissor Sisters and Prince – are often dumbfounded and delighted by his catchy hooks and funky beats. This Friday night at LaGrange in Deep Ellum, one of Sir Silky’s pop-infused performances will take place. Sir Silky is Dallas’ own pop star incarnate and is not to be missed. Fellow Dallas band Binary Sunrise also performs. Oklahoma City psychedelic rockers The Electric Primadonnas headline.
A southern gothic balladeer and one of the DFW’s most underrated musicians, Warren Jackson Hearne performs dark and haunting music at the Moon Bar in Fort Worth. His voice, along with his simple guitar work, sound similar to Johnny Cash – always a good thing, in our book. Alt-country singer/songwriter Collin Herring adds to an evening of slightly melancholy music with his tunes of heartache and loneliness – a staple in the country music genre.
122 Mulberry Street
- Age limit: All ages $5 - $7
In Denton at Hailey’s, a nearly all-Denton show features Sundress, Spooky Folk, Retro Run, Western Skies, and Fort Worth band The Hannah Barbarians. There is a little bit of folk – Spooky Folk, Western Skies – and a little something else, as Sundress and The Hannah Barbarians provide their psychedelic grooves. Retro Run brings the alternative/garage rock sound. Saturday night will also serve as Retro Run’s CD release.