Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, January 20-22
It's the calm before the storm.
Are you ready, Dallas? For the first time in NFL history, the Super Bowl is coming DFW, and things are about to get little crazy. Catch some local music this weekend before the streets and bars are crowded with rabid football fans.
At Lochrann’s Irish Pub in Frisco, The Beaten Sea plays their alt-country/folk tunes. The Dallas band’s heartfelt songs echo an era when the front porch was the best stage. Americana/folk outfit The Fox and the Bird also plays. Both bands take part in the Dallas Family Band – a community of musicians from Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth (despite the name) who get together to create some damn good music.
Folk seems to be the theme of Thursday evening, as Denton’s – and maybe the DFW area’s – most prominent folk musician Doug Burr plays tunes from his highly acclaimed record O Ye Devastator at Lola’s Saloon in Fort Worth. Burr’s label mate and friend Glen Farris will also grace the stage with quiet folk melodies. Farris has traveled the United States trying to find his place, and while doing so, he's had many experiences that are reflected in his stripped-down music. Dallas musician Danny Balis also performs his haunting version of roots country music.
Calhoun and The O’s are at it again, this time at The Moon Bar in Fort Worth. These guys have been gigging together more and more as of recent and we never get tired of it. The O’s happen to have a new record out. Between The Two is the folk duo’s sophomore album and must be heard live to fully appreciate it. Calhoun fans, the band is currently working on their next album, which should be released sometime this year, but you can catch some of their new tunes that are on the record at the show. Indie folk musician Taylor Craig Mills will also be laying down some fresh music. You may recognize Mills as the bassist, and for a short time the front man, of VOIGT.
- AllGood Cafe
2934 Main Street
Down in Deep Ellum at AllGood Café, singer/songwriter Nicholas Altobelli will enchant and entertain as you fill your belly with AllGood Café’s delicious home style cooking. His yet-to-be-released album, Radio Waves + Telephone Wire, is full of all things that make folk wonderful. A little guitar mixed with a dash of harmonica goes a long way, especially if the Father of Folk, Bob Dylan, influences you. Fellow Dallas singer/songwriters Kristy Kruger and Raymond Weyandt will be on hand to swap stories and songs. Be ready for an intimate night.
Denton music darling Sarah Jaffe plays what looks like her last show in Fort Worth for quite a while. She has taken the local music scene by storm and impressed nearly everyone with her most recent musical offering, Suburban Nature. Fellow Denton band Bosque Brown brings their minimalist, gospel-influenced melodies and unmistakable sound. All girl kiddie rockers We’re Not Dudes – whose ages range from 8 to 13 years old – opens the show at Lola's with their brand of rock and roll. These girls may be young, but they rock hard.
- Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio
411 East Sycamore Street
- Age limit: 17+ Free - $5
Denton's Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio plays host to the CD release show for the buzzed-about Denton band The New Science Projects. Their debut album, Bikini Salute, has taken three years to complete, but is coming at a great time for local music. Also performing at RGRS in support of The New Science Projects are Dilmore Pilcrow, Two Knights, Dust Congress, and Real Live Tigers. If you can’t catch the CD Release in Denton on Saturday night, make your way to Good Records in Dallas on Sunday for their Dallas release show.