2 Chainz @ South Side Ballroom

Posted by    |    March 13th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Last week at South By Southwest, Def Jam Records celebrated its 30th anniversary at Stubbs BBQ. 2 Chainz was among the performers there, which also included Pusha T and YG. Tonight, 2 Chainz is performing again for everyone in Dallas who missed out on the SXSW action. He’ll be at South Side Ballroom with August Alsina opening for him at 8:00. Don’t miss it!


Lorde @ Gilley’s South Side Ballroom

Posted by    |    March 3rd, 2014 at 4:59 pm


Photo Credit – @lordemusic on Twitter

At the age of sixteen, Lorde blessed us with her debut EP, The Love Club. That was 2012, and since then, she’s released her debut album, Pure HeroinLorde’s music is dance-inducing, a little dark, and definitely fresh. I’ve never seen her live, but judging by the live recordings I’ve watched repeatedly on YouTube, she puts on a pretty great show. If you’re one of the lucky people who snatched up tickets to tonight’s sold out show at Gilley’s South Side Ballroom, I deeply envy you. I would ask you to post as many photos, videos, and updates to Twitter and Instagram as possible during the performance, but the jealousy may overwhelm me, and I wouldn’t want you to miss out on the magic on stage. Check in to Gilley’s on Facebook, let all your friends post their jealous comments, take one photo to capture the memory, and then just put your phone away and take it all in.

The Pixies @ Gilley’s South Side Ballroom

Posted by    |    March 3rd, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Photo Credit – Iris Hughey, Dallas Observer

Last Friday, Pixies performed at Gilley’s South Side Ballroom. If you  missed it like I did, check out this playlist of the full Pixies set list from Friday (with the exception of Silver Snail, which is not on Spotify but was played between Nimrod’s Son and Ed Is Dead). I’m sad to have missed the show, but at least this playlist includes co-founder Kim Deal, who left the band in June of last year. “No Kim, No Deal” is a new motto for die-hard fans of the band’s former bassist and backing vocalist. On the bright side, she’s still the sole continual member of The Breeders, formed in 1990, whose song Off You was just featured in Spike Jonze’s spectacular Oscar-winning movie Her.  I’m hoping The Breeders come to South Dallas soon!

Have Two Left Feet?? Check out Gilley’s Dance Seminar, Saturday, Jan. 11th!

Posted by    |    January 9th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

For those that will hover over a drink at the bar or will strike up a contrived conversation just to avoid having to self-consciously set foot on the dance floor, Gilley’s has just the ticket!  This Saturday, January 11th, Gilley’s is hosting a Dance Seminar in the South Side Music Hall that is open to all ages and dance ability!  What a great opportunity for the dance-challenged to overcome their fear or for the more confident to brush up on their dance moves.  So, dust off those boots and dancing shoes and join the fun!

Here is an example of the seminar’s many offerings:

12:30-1:00 Mixer Dance (Waltz & Swing)

1:00-2:00 Swing, Cha Cha, 3 Step

2:00-3:00 Spin Class, Progressive Double 2 Step, Salsa

3:00-4:00 Pot Luck Party! Every person brings something to share. There are outlets to plug in your crock pot.

4:00-5:30 Progressive Double Two Step, Waltz, Two Step

5:30-6:00 Practice and Dancing

6:00-6:30 Line Dance

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes offered during all sessions

Don’t forget to bring something yummy in your crock pot for the afternoon Pot Luck Party!!

When:  Sat. Jan. 11th,   Doors open @ 12 noon

 Where:  Gilley’s South Side Music Hall

1135 S. Lamar St.

Tickets: $17 Advanced / $19 Day of Seminar



CVRCHES Brings Synthopop to Gilley’s South Side Ballroom, Saturday, Nov. 23rd. BASECAMP is Opening Act!

Posted by    |    November 21st, 2013 at 10:00 am

c5db3e3f1914182f5d4a5b5741b5a4d3One of this year’s biggest buzz bands will be lighting up the South Side Ballroom stage this Saturday!  CHVRCHES (pronounced “churches”), is a Scottish synthopop trio whose unique electronic sound has been described as “a hurricane of kinetic pop energy”.  The band’s first studio album, The Bones of What You Believe, debuted in September and was immediately heralded by many as one of 2013’s best albums. The band won Best Developing Non-U.S. Act at SXSW earlier this year and made their U.S. TV debut in July on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performed two songs from their album last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Mother We Share and Lies, their soon to be released new single.  Not only does CVRCHES master the bass-heavy electronic dance music, but infuses strong, meaningful lyrics, sung hypnotically by lead vocalist, Lauren Mayberry.  CVRCHES’ light show is equally enticing described as “pure eye candy.  A swirling, pulsating mix of colors that is perfectly in time with the constantly shifting tempos.”

As if CVRCHES isn’t enough, BASECAMP is the opening act!  This Nashville-based trio’s recently released EP, Emmanuel, is reaping critical acclaim for its unique artistry of marrying haunting R&B vocals with meaningful lyrics and electronic stage production.  With this as BASECAMP’s Dallas debut, be one of the first to see what many are saying is the next groundbreaking style in music!

Gilley’s South Side Ballroom, Saturday, November 23rd

Doors open:  7 pm

Show:  8 pm

Tickets:  $23.50 in advance, $26.50 day of show

Standing Room Only, Show for all Ages.

Jessie Ware at South Side Music Hall 10.17.13

Posted by    |    October 7th, 2013 at 7:51 pm


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 at South Side Music Hall 10.5.13

Posted by    |    October 2nd, 2013 at 8:13 pm

DDawesDawes will be coming through Dallas this weekend in support of their latest album Stories Don’t EndDawes 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.

So if you’re in the mood for a laid back Saturday night with some good down to earth music, come out to South Side Music Hall this Saturday and enjoy new music from Dawes with songs such as From a Window Seat and Just Beneath the Surface.




Imagine Dragons Play South Side Ballroom this Friday AND Saturday

Posted by    |    September 27th, 2013 at 7:12 pm


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.


The National and Tame Impala at South Side Ballroom 10.12.13

Posted by    |    September 20th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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.


Untapped Festival: Indie Music and Beer at Gilley’s

Posted by    |    September 5th, 2013 at 7:10 pm


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.”


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