Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Live music events in Dallas-Fort Worth, January 12-14
If you're into indie music, get thee to the Granada on Saturday.
The weekend is coming up fast. Quick! Drop whatever you are doing and catch some of the best live shows Dallas has to offer.
Reverend Horton Heat — “Lie Detector”
Reverend Horton Heat makes a stop in his hometown smack in the middle of a mini Texas tour. While making his way through big Texas cities like Austin, Houston, San Antonio, (ahem) Lubbock, the Rev will play “country-fed punkabilly” tunes at the House of Blues. Austin-based Americana/Texas country outfit Reckless Kelly, who recently received a Grammy nomination for their album, Good Luck & True Love, in the Best Recording Package category, will warm up the crowd.
Centro-Matic — “Iso-Residue”
Or, make your way to Dan’s Silver Leaf for a night of live music and drinking. Centro-matic, a band happens to be one of our picks for best artists in 2011, will headline the show as they play tunes from their most recent release, Candidate Waltz. This performance will be the last for the band for a while, so we recommend staying all night. Indie folk rockers Telegraph Canyon and hometown indie rock band Spooky Folk open.
Multi-platinum hip hop/rap collective Wu-Tang Clan returns to Dallas at the House of Blues on Friday night. Although they claim that the original line-up will be present and performing at the show, we doubt it. Method Man was scarcely onstage when the group was here back in December of 2010, and RZA didn’t even bother to show up -- apparently he had a prior engagement. With or without certain key members of Wu-Tang Clan, their show is guaranteed to bring the house down.
- Club Dada
2720 Elm St.
- Age limit: 18+ $8 - $10
Join Luke Wade and No Civilians as the soulful pop band celebrates the release of their new live album, Live and Acoustic, at Club Dada. Friday night’s show will be the second of three in several days, and Club Dada in Deep Ellum is your bet bet to sit back, drink, and enjoy some of the best live music in town. Proceeds from the sale of the album will go to help pay for the recording of their next studio album. Good Shive Low opens, and they will play tracks from their new record, Melophobaphobia. Kirk Thurmond also opens.
Mon Julien ‘— “Darkest Hour”
The only show that you should be at on Saturday is at the Granada Theater, where the Local Edge hosts a showcase of some the most exceptional local bands in the area. Burning Hotels, who topped everyone’s best of lists for 2011, will perform their sex wave sounds. Indie rock outfit Air Review also plays. One of the most buzzed-about new local bands, Mon Julien, performs for the first time. With members hailing from the bands Black Tie Dynasty, Tripping Daisy, Midlake, and Polyphonic Spree, we'll report back if they live up to the hype.
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