Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Concerts in Dallas-Fort Worth worth your watch: February 9-11
The Lemonheads! Kelly Clarkson!
Valentine’s weekend is here! Say “I love you” by taking your honey out for some live music.
Lemonheads — “Mrs. Robinson”
It has been 26 years since Beantown alt-rockers The Lemonheads formed, and they're making their way to the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum while on their American tour. Famous for their cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs.Robinson” (which you may remember from Wayne’s World 2) the band will play their breakout record, It’s A Shame About Ray, in its entirety. Dallas band Soviet and singer/songwriter Meredith Sheldon open.
Local record label Spune and radio station KXT 91.7 FM have joined forces to bring avant-rocker Thurston Moore -- better known for his work with Sonic Youth -- to the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff. Moore will perform tracks from his fourth album and most recent musical release, Demolished Thoughts, which was produced by Beck; plus other tunes. Singer/songwriter Christina Carter opens.
Kelly Clarkson — “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You”)
“Miss Independent” herself, Kelly Clarkson, plays the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie in support of her fifth studio album, Stronger. The first-season American Idol winner has made quite a musical career for herself, winning multiple awards including several Grammys.The show promises to be a welcome homecoming for the Texas native who graduated from Burleson High School and still calls the Lone Star State home.
An all-Texas affair takes place at the Granada Theater on Saturday Night as Austin indietronica outfit Octopus Project, Dallas electronica band Mystery Skulls, and Houston indie pop ensemble Wild Moccasins take the stage. Things are going to get eclectic and a little experimental, so be ready to open up your mind and enjoy the show. It's also the launch party for a new website called Central Track.
KXT 91.7 FM is at it again, but this time the radio station is putting on a show at the Kessler Theater with Austin-based musician Bob Schneider, who will be playing two shows Saturday night. Schneider's set will likely include tracks from his newest record, A New Day, which was released on Dallas-based Kirkland Records.