Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, October 6-8
The show of the weekend is Portugal. The Man and Air Review at the Granada.
The annual Red River Rivalry football game – the storied tradition between the University of Texas and Oklahoma University at the Cotton Bowl – it is a big deal for hardcore college football fans. Regardless of who comes out as the victor (though we secretly cheer for the Longhorns to stay true to Texas), live music will always be in the winner's circle.
Last week, local music wunderkind Sarah Jaffe released her newest musical endeavor, The Way Sound Leaves A Room. The album includes a few covers and some demos of new tracks that will hopefully be re-recorded for her next full-length record to be released sometime in 2012. Jaffe returns to her old stomping grounds at Dan's Silver Leaf in Denton to perform her new material, and some of her old, in the town she calls home. The show will be without her backing band, but there will be a screening of the DVD of her sold-out live performance at Wyly Theatre, which comes with the purchase of her new record. Expect the show to sell out or to be packed full.
The end of the workweek is here and the best place to kick back, relax, and grab a drink while enjoying the nice fall weather is at Lee Harvey's where Dallas alt-country band Boys Named Sue provides the tunes for the evening. These guys sure do know how to get the down-home country party started. With hilariously catchy songs like "Light Beers Away" and "Whiskey Talkin," you'll get down and boogie with the Boys.
Though young musician Ruby Jane has made her home in Austin, we still like to think that she is one of our own since she was born in Dallas. This prodigy has been studying the art of the the fiddle since she was 2 years old, but it is her songwriting ability that has audiences captivated. At the age of 16, she has received numerous accolades for her talent, and she will be bringing her show to Dan's Silver Leaf in Denton on Friday evening. We recently saw her at Austin City Limits and highly suggest that you check her out.
If you are looking for a show to catch this Saturday night, Dallas is the city to be in for live music.
Bethan Promo Video
At Oak Cliff's Kessler Theater, local music will take over the venue as indie-pop outfit The Orbans perform new tracks from their recently released full-length record, When We Were Wild. It will be a night of new music as Analog Rebellion and Bethan also play fresh songs from their forthcoming albums. Make sure you get there in time to see each act perform; all the music is worth catching.
Air Review — “America’s Son”
Although Air Review was scheduled to perform tracks from their new EP, America's Son, at the Kessler Theater on Saturday night, they made a good call when Portland indie rockers Portugal. The Man asked them to open for their highly-anticipated show at the Granada Theater. This is a big deal for Air Review: This concert will be the most talked about come Monday. Tickets are still available but are going fast.