Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, May 12-15
Album releases abound.
This weekend features music that is homegrown right here in Dallas-Fort Worth. It would be a downright shame if you didn’t catch at least one of the following great local shows.
Seryn live at Good Records
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will open their doors once again and fill its halls with the music of Denton folk band Seryn. We'll call it spellbinding; we'll call it enchanting, and it will be. Get there a little early so you can appreciate the fine art that The Modern holds. Tickets are only on sale online here.
Friday the 13th!
THe BAcksliders (again) celebrate the release of their new CD, this time in Denton at Dan's Silver Leaf. As with their Dallas CD release show, the band will give away the new album with the price of admission. Denton indie rock duo RTB2, who put out a lot of sound for just two people, will also rock the stage. Another Denton-based indie rockers with a little bit of a folk/country influence, The Demigs, will perform tracks from their most recent musical endeavor, Cities Can Wait.
Jessie Frye at her Fireworks Child EP release party
Denton singer/songwriter Jessie Frye will head to Dallas to perform in celebration of the release of her new album, Fireworks Child, at La Grange in Deep Ellum. Joining her are Dallas musician-turned-producer Salim Nourallah, fellow singer/songwriter Chris Holt, and Denton’s garage pop rockers Manned Missiles.
HomeGrown festival 2011 intro video
Didn’t catch the HomeGrown Music and Art Festival in Dallas at The Main Street Garden last year? Check it out this year. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., bands will fill your ears with great local music around while you feast your eyes on the sights of downtown and the artists selling their wares. The musical lineup includes The O’s, Ishi, Neon Indian, Astronautalis, Burning Hotels, and more. Tickets are available for pre-sale online for $15 here or $20 at the festival.
Later on Saturday, make your way down to the hippest part of Dallas, Oak Cliff. The Beaten Sea, who cook up a natural sound and are members of The Dallas Family Band, play at the Kessler. The Beaten Sea makes it their duty at each show to bring the listener a “unique American experience.” Oil Boom will also play, as they celebrate the Dallas release of their new album, Black Waxy, with a rock-and-roots filled performance. This band may only be a trio, but they know how to bring the sound. Dovetail opens.