Jessie Ware started her career in music in a really good place, collaborating with music producer SBTRKT on his song Nervous which led to an opportunity to work with singer Sampha. Together they wrote and recorded Valentine, a song lovely in its sweetness and simplicity. With these two songs and a number of other vocal collaborations with artists like Joker, Jessie generated a wave of hype that landed her a record deal with PMR Records. Soon after Jessie put out her debut album Devotion.
Devotion is worth listening to several hundred times. On it Jessie blends R&B style vocals with synth infused beats to create songs about love and its trials. The songs are at times soulful and dramatic and other times bright and playful, but always mesmerizing. Now on tour, Jessie Ware will be making a stop at South Side Music Hall next Thursday,so don’t miss this chance to see her live and be captivated by her unique sound.
Dawes will be coming through Dallas this weekend in support of their latest album Stories Don’t End. Dawes has an easy going, acoustic-based roots rock sound that is often compared to artists like Neil Young and the Eagles, influences that you can hear in their newest single Most People.
This weekend is going to be a good weekend. How do I know? Because not only is the Texas State Fair Kicking off today but incase you didn’t see it on SouthSideDallas.com, tonight is the first of two shows Imagine Dragons will be playing at South Side Ballroom. That’s right Imagine Dragons are playing not one but TWO shows in Dallas this weekend. I think this band’s entry into the popular music scene could be described as explosive to say the least. With only a few synth-pop inspired EPs and one full length album, Night Visions, this band is ruling the radio with with their hit Radioactive. Catch their small shows now because next time they come back around they’ll probably be packing the American Airlines Center.
Calling all bike riders! This Saturday, September 28th, the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS (LSRFA) will be getting cyclists together and hitting the back roads of Dallas/Ft.Worth and the North Texas country side. For thirteen years LSRFA has been riding to raise money for organizations such as AIDS Services of Dallas, AIDS Outreach of Tarrant County and Resource Center of Dallas. These organizations offer services such as housing, hot meals, food pantries, HIV testing, counseling, and other basic needs for more than 20,000 clients with HIV/AIDS in North Texas.
LSRFA rides are known to be high energy good times with pit stops that offer refreshments, bike tech support, high-quality meals donated by area restaurants and even massages. Plus the LSFRA crew will be there to cheer you on and make sure you’re smiling. If you’re a little new to biking don’t worry whether or not the ride will kick your butt because at LSRFA you can choose how far you want to go, whether it be 10 miles or 100 miles as long as you’re having fun.
This October The National and Tame Impala will be sharing a stage at South Side Ballroom, and with both bands having new albums out fans will be getting night full of new material. While they both fall under the indie music category each band brings a different mood to their music. The National have a more love lorn tone to their sound and lyrics that you can hear on their newest single entitled Sea Of Love off their newest album Trouble Will Find Me.
While Tame Impala will keep the crowd moving with their “psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock” songs from their latest record Lonerism, making sure everyone leaves feeling good and groovy.
When it comes to having a good time beer and music is one of, if not the, best combinations to make that happen. If you agree with this statement then get yourself down to Gilley’s tomorrow for the annual Untapped Festival. See, the organizers of Untapped Festival saw that at both music and beer festivals there was always an imbalance, beer festivals rarely had good music and music festivals rarely had good beer. So they decided to give you both by bringing you some of the best up and coming artists both in music and in craft beer. At Untapped Festival you’ll get to enjoy a selection of over 200 different kinds of beer from 60 different breweries and hear music from 4 indie music acts from around the country. Artisans and food trucks will also be there hanging out with the brewers and musicians creating what the organizers like to call “vibrant village activity.”
It’s always important to support new and up and coming talent, especially in the world of art and theater. This Sunday at South Side 0n Lamar’sUnderground you’ll have a chance to hear some new voices in the theater community during the Young Playwright Series, hosted by Akin Babatunde. The evening will be celebrating the works of film actors Jordan Cooper and Jalen Fauntleroy, so come out for an opportunity to meet new Dallas talent and get a chance to see their contributions to our theater scene.