Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Concerts in Dallas-Fort Worth worth your watch: May 3-5
Our top pick: Sarah Jaffe at the Granada on Saturday.
Cinco de Mayo weekend is upon us, which means mandatory, gratuitous drinking of Mexican-inspired libations. Live music awaits your drunken stupor. You won’t regret going to see these shows – if you can remember anything after the weekend is over.
Death Cab for Cutie & The Magik*Magik Orchestra tour trailer
If you have connections with a student at Southern Methodist University, snag yourself a ticket to see Death Cab for Cutie at McFarlin Memorial Auditorium. The university seems to have no problem getting big names to come their way; a few years ago Conan O’Brien stopped by for a visit while on his “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on TV” tour, and they've hosted plenty of other impressive acts. The Magik*Magik Orchestra and Youth Lagoon will open. Tickets are still available.
Seryn - “We Will All Be Changed”
For the next few weeks, North Richland Hills will host a weekly concert celebrating the Sounds of Spring. On Friday, Denton folk outfit Seryn plays their sweet melodies at NRH20 Family Water Park. Admission and parking is free, and there will be free games and arts and crafts for younger music fans in attendance. Lately the band has been working on new songs for their forthcoming record, so expect to hear a few new tunes that may be included on the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album.
- Dan's Silverleaf
103 Industrial St.
- Age limit: All ages $8 - $12
Fellow Denton folkies Fox &The Bird will hold the fort down in the “little d” as the band fills Dan’s Silver Leaf with their vintage tunes. Helping to bring music to the masses will be Los Angeles circus rockers He’s My Brother She’s My Sister and old school country musicians The Kernal.
Denton indie darling Sarah Jaffe returns to the Granada Theater’s stage on Saturday night, much to the happiness of her dedicated and adoring fans. The singer/songwriter recently released her sophomore album, The Body Wins, receiving attention from MTV, Vogue, and The New York Times; she even got an iTunes feature. John Singer Sergeant and Zhora open.
Alison Krauss & Union Station head to the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie to perform their brand of Americana. Because the band hasn’t released an album in over a year, you can expect to hear tracks mostly from their last studio effort, Paper Planes, as well as a few oldies but goodies.
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