Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, November 17-20
Morrissey plays SMU; Chromeo returns.
Before the family makes their way down to your place for Thanksgiving Break, take some time to savor your freedom. Go see some live music this weekend before you won't be allowed to.
Morrissey — “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris”
The word hipster is defined as trendy young adults who dress in ironic fashions and listen to obscure indie music, but few stop to think who really put indie “hipster” music on the map. Thursday at McFarlin Memorial Auditorium at SMU, British musician Morrissey – the original hipster and innovator of indie music – performs tunes spanning his incredible career. The former vocalist for ‘80s indie band The Smiths will also perform a few new tracks that he debuted in June on BBC Radio 2. Perhaps he will talk a little about the 600-page autobiography is set to be published sometime in December.
The O’s — “In Numbers We Survive”
It has been a few months since Calhoun has returned from their first overseas tour in the UK, but the boys sure do love to play in their hometown of Fort Worth, and this is their last show this year. Joining them at Lola’s Saloon will be close friends The O’s, who will perform tracks from their newest album, Between The Two, which coincidentally took the #2 spot on the UK Americana charts.
Last month, cowpunk rockers Holy Moly released their fourth album, Grasshopper Cowpunk, and we couldn’t get enough of the band. Lucky for us, the band will bring the party to the Double Wide on Saturday for a special CD release celebration just for Dallas. The band’s lead singer, Joe Rose, is a bit of a mustache enthusiast – he wrote a track on the new record called “The Mustache Song” in tribute to his amazing ‘stache – and suggests that concertgoers show off their mustaches in support of Movember. Convoy and the Cattlemen open.
Chromeo — “Night By Night”
Before electro-funk duo Chromeo was scheduled to perform at Austin City Limits in September, the band was also slated to perform in Dallas. Unfortunately, tragedy struck the band’s close friend DJ Medhi, and they had to cancel their Dallas performance to attend his funeral. On Sunday, Chromeo will make good on their word and return to Dallas to take the stage at the House of Blues in support of the duo’s newest album, Business Casual. Get ready to show off some “Fancy Footwork” as the band gives you some “Bonafied Lovin’” with their catchy electro-funk beats.