Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Concerts in Dallas-Fort Worth worth your watch: February 16-18
Do a little dance ...
It's time to party gras the weekend before Mardi Gras. Here are your best live shows:
Make sure you have your dancing shoes laced up on Thursday night, because Dallas folktronic outfit Ishi, along with Alabama electro-dance duo BoomBox, will make you groove all night long at Trees in Deep Ellum. Though Ishi is a little behind schedule for the release of its sophomore album, the band will definitely play a few new tracks for your audial pleasure.
The Polyphonic Spree — “Bullseye”
Just down the street at Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas’ own The Polyphonic Spree will fill the historic venue with their pop-infused choral symphonic melodies. Fellow Dallas band New Fumes will be on hand to help get the crowd warmed up. The Polyphonic Spree is a 21-member band fronted by the one and only Tim DeLaughter, and they're currently on their You + Me tour. Just last week, the band managed to fit into the offices of Paste Magazine in Chicago for a mini-concert. On Thursday night, fans will get an intimate show too.
2736 West Sixth Street
Fort Worth, TX
- Age limit: All ages $10 - $18
Local is the way to go on Friday, as three bands from Dallas-Fort Worth entertain crowds at Lola’s in Fort Worth: Air Review, Telegraph Canyon, and Brenna Manzare & Proper Husbands. Both Air Review and Telegraph Canyon have already established themselves in the local music scene; Brenna Manzare & Proper Husbands is working on making its name known. Members of the band hail from other local groups like Oso Closo and The Rocket Summer.
A double dose of country music is coming your way on Saturday night.
Fresh off their appearances at the Grammys last weekend, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry tour through Dallas-Fort Worth. Last weekend, Lady Antebellum won its sixth gramophone for Best Country Album, We Own The Night. This weekend, they play the American Airlines Center. Thompson Square and Darius Rucker, former frontman of Hootie and the Blowfish turned country star, open.
The Band Perry — “If I Die Young”
Although The Band Perry did not walk away with a Grammy this year, the young country music trio plays to a sold out crowd at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. The honky tonk will be full to the brim with fans who will do more than raise the band’s spirits over the loss of Best New Artist.