Monday, January 6, 2014
10 best concerts swinging through DFW in January
If you're craving hip-hop, classic rock, indie or jazz, you're in luck.
Admittedly, January isn't the busiest month in terms of live music. But Dallas still boasts strong offerings to rock your world. If you're out on the town this month, make a point to check out one of these 10 shows.
North Texas hip-hop showcase (January 10) — 2013 was a strong year in local hip-hop, with new beats from some of Dallas’ most beloved and plenty of ear-pleasing newcomers to the scene. Granada Theater in Dallas will be a one-stop shop for these offerings on the 10th, hosting A.Dd+, -topic, AV The Great, Lord Byron and many more.
Rick Springfield (January 15-16) — Eighties rock and roll icon Rick Springfield begins a daring “stripped down” solo tour with two nights at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas mid-month. For this tour, Springfield chose intimate venues across America to play a mix of old and new tunes, as well as tell stories.
Tennis (January 16) — Darling husband and wife duo Tennis return to Deep Ellum's Club Dada with fresh indie sounds from their November 2013 EP Small Sound. The band is passing through with support from dream-pop four-piece Poor Moon.
Savoy (January 16) — For local electronic enthusiasts who didn’t get their fix at Lights All Night, the Brooklyn-based producers of Savoy come through Dallas' House of Blues to start the year off right — with lots of bass and lasers.
Leon Russell (January 22) — Southern blues-rock piano man Leon Russell headlines a gig at House of Blues near the end of the month. At 71 years old, Russell deserves credit for continuing to perform. His peers in rhythm & blues' Hot Tuna open the show.
Neko Case (January 23) — Eclectic singer/songwriter Neko Case hits Granada Theater on tour in support of her latest album, autobiographically entitled The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Catch her with San Francisco’s Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.
James McMurtry (January 25) — Fans of Texas blues will be stoked to hear about a unique and opportunity to catch an intimate show with native North Texan James McMurtry. He’ll play at Dan’s Silverleaf with fellow Texas blues guitarist Possessed By Paul James.
Sarah Jaffe (January 25) — DFW’s resident badass Sarah Jaffe had a busy 2013, with several tours and even a cameo on Eminem’s new album. She leads a strong all-female local lineup near the end of the month back on her home turf. You can see Jaffe, Sam Lao and Zhora at Granada Theater.