Posts Tagged ‘Club Dada’

Weekend Plan of Action (January 25-26)

Posted by    |    January 25th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Here are some plans for the planless.

happy friday


Cat Power at South Side Music Hall cat power south side music hall

Where: 1335 South Lamar St. Dallas, TX 75215

When: Friday, January 25 @ 9 PM 

Tickets$30 Advance, $35 Doors


Power’s soulful, eccentric music has held a prominent spot in the music industry since the 1990s. Known for her compelling and oftentimes erratic shows, a Power performance is not one to miss.


Ty Segall at Club Dada 1.26.13

Posted by    |    January 16th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

When: Saturday, January 26 ty segall

Where: Club Dada

Tickets: $10-13 

Listening to Ty Segall is like listening to a collage of all the great rockers. The Laguna Beach native has evolved from the White Stripes-esque raw, garage band rock as the lead singer of the Epsilons to a sweeter, softer rock (late Beatles-esque) in his more recent solo albums. 2012 was a year for making several “Best Of” lists, getting great press, and performing on Fallon and Conan (a surefire mark of success in my book). Now Segall continues to take on the lo-fi music world by touring in support of his newest album, Twins, available on Drag City.

Don’t miss his upcoming show at Club Dada on Saturday, January 26 and download the Twins digital promo on Drag City.

{photo by Annabel Mehran}

Foxygen at Club DADA

Posted by    |    January 10th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

One of my favorite descriptions of Foxygen that I have recently come across describes them as “evoking electric Bob Dylan at his most relaxed and Lou Reed at his least scary” (via) and I feel their video for their new song San Francisco encapsulates this description the best.


Literature Lessons with Former Rilo Kiley Guitarist, Blake Sennett of The Elected

Posted by    |    February 6th, 2012 at 9:17 am

Wearing a yellow Bob Marley tee paired with seersucker shorts, Blake Sennett casually walks through Club Dada, hours before he will perform to a hipster crowd that looks as if they rolled around in Buffalo Exchange moments before arriving at the venue.

As we sit down for his interview, the lead singer of The Elected band fumbles through the Facebook application on his iPhone, frustrated with social media.

“I have my own personal Facebook, and then I have ‘The Elected’ Facebook, and the label put me on as an ‘administrator’ which, I know that gives me access to things, but how do I post to something if I’m an admin?” questions the former Rilo Kiley guitarist.

As I show him a strategic method to technologically morph from Blake Sennett the man into The Elected the band, we discuss our California origins, and joke about the stronghold technology has over our lives.

I ask him if I’m allowed to say that I was – am – a big Rilo Kiley fan. “Yeah, aw thanks,” he responds, a hint of longing resounding in his vocal chords, “Yeah, I liked Rilo Kiley too. I think we all loved Rilo Kiley,” he says, poking around on his touch screen phone before clarifying, “I mean; not everybody, I just mean, people in the band.” (more…)

Deer Tick at Club Dada

Posted by    |    October 27th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Whoever said indie alt-rock kids don’t like sports clearly never visited Deep Ellum during the World Series. (Someone has said that, right?)

Monday night, while you were sitting at a bar, your cohorts were at Club Dada, standing at a bar, watching our Rangers kick some Cardinals ass; following the epic win with some pretty epic music, while you probably just stumbled home, in silence.

Rhode Island band Deer Tick’s music combines various genres to produce a full-fledged, salt-of-the-earth rock & roll sound that filled Dada’s packed house.

What was said to me before I attended the concert: “You know what a deer tick is, don’t you?” I mean, other than a tick that resides on a deer, I guess I haven’t given much thought to it. I was wrong. “They kill pets,” is the response I received. Anyway…

What you missed: Lead singer John McCauley opening a bottled Budweiser with his teeth, or the definition of manly; really good parking spots.

Wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, McCauley addressed the audience. “Oh yeah, our [expletive] album came out today, what the [same expletive],” he said, referring to the band’s fourth effort, Divine Providence.

McCauley spoke in the same raspy twang as his singing voice, and drank beer like water. The band opened with gritty call-and-response tune “The Bump,” and McCauley promptly declared Texans to be some of his favorite people, aside from porn stars. Glad he clarified. (more…)

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Deer Tick at Club Dada

Posted by    |    October 26th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Deer Tick @ Club Dada 10.24.11


YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Blitzen Trapper and Dawes at Club Dada

Posted by    |    October 24th, 2011 at 10:57 am

 Blitzen Trapper & Dawes @ Club Dada 10.13.11


Interview With Astronautalis, and Words That Begin With the Letter ‘D’

Posted by    |    September 13th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I am following Astronautalis around the state of Texas. The St. Paul resident via Seattle by way of Dallas post-Jacksonville indie rapper, née Andy Bothwell, has played multiple shows within miles of my whereabouts over the past few days, and I’ve been getting to know him during the two hour-long catharsis sessions that are his concerts.

If you’re a fan, you already know about his nomad-meets-drifter ways; but if you’re not (yet), well, it’s imperative for you to understand where he comes from in order to envision where he’s going.

Tonight he is performing at Club Dada in Deep Ellum, just after having wrapped a stint at SXSW. A nine-time veteran of the Austin music festival; this year’s showcase marked the first time he was able to perform with a live band, as opposed to the talents of his laptop.

His hair disheveled, Astronautalis works the Dada stage, moving his legs so quickly he appears to be running in place – arms outstretched, like an extra in a zombie movie – as he belts out “The Wondersmith and His Sons [Pomegranate, 2008].” As the song ends, Astronautalis stares at the ground, as if to hold the end of a scene. His eyes still fixated on the floor, he breaks into a wide smile, and Andy looks up, graciously thanking his audience for their applause.

“Let’s do some freestyling, shall we?” Bothwell refers to his signature act, calling upon the audience to suggest random nouns that he will incorporate into a rhyme scheme.

Sweating from a combination of an energizing performance and the Texas heat, he channels Usher, gradually removing his clothing: the suspenders go, then the white button down, all the way to his white undershirt. When he speaks, his vocal fry is tattered and alluring. “They’re pretty awesome, right?” He says of his band, “I’m never going back to the laptop.” (more…)

YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: The Burning Hotels

Posted by    |    August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 am

YouPlusDallas covers the Burning Hotels at Club Dada 8.25.11


YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Air Review

Posted by    |    August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 am

YouPlusDallas covers Air Review at Club Dada 8.25.11.