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.
According to her website “The one word that best describes Liz is…..POWERHOUSE!” and that’s not just empty promotional hype, this lady has earned that description. A Dallas native, Liz Mikel has been sharing her acting and singing talent on the stage for more than 20 years and has established herself as a prominent fixture in the local theater scene, but her performance accomplishments aren’t confined to just Dallas. She has appeared on Broadway and in numerous movies and television shows, one of her most notable roles being Corrina Williams in the hit TV show Friday Night Lights. Her talent for entertaining, whether she is acting or singing, has earned her numerous awards as well as the love and respect of both local and international theater communities.
Monday, August 12th you’ll have a chance to experience live why Liz has earned the title of Powerhouse as she pays tribute to the music of Motown at South Side on Lamar’s Underground. Liz will belt out Motown classics with a voice that has been described as ”an immense, joyful force” (via) giving you even more reason to love the music of Motown and its influence on American culture.
The show starts at 7:30 and is FREE which means seating is on first come first served basis
In support of their debut full length album entitled 40, August & J will be stopping by the Jack Daniel’s Saloon for a live performance this Saturday, August 3rd. The Denton based duo is coming off a ten-year break from working with one another, a re-initiation prompted by J’s desire to write songs again. While writing and playing his new material J kept hearing August’s voice singing the lyrics. So J called August up one day to see if he wanted to start making music together again and soon after that they started writing and recording songs.
The resulting album combines both catchy melodies that get stuck in your head with powerful guitar riffs and a touch of southern sensibility. August & J’s video for their newest single “The Moon” has already reached 1,500,000 views on You Tube and is now playing on MTV, VH1 and CMT.
It’s been more than ten years since Bradley Nowell died of a drug overdose in 1996, causing a halt in Sublimes musical career. Fast-forward to 2009 in which Rome Ramirez is recruited to be the new lead singer thus creating Sublime with Rome. Rome has got the voice; it’s enough like Bradley’s that it fits the music but at the same time there’s enough difference to where he doesn’t sound like a rip-off.
Some people might be upset that Sublime with Rome doesn’t sound like original Sublime, but they shouldn’t let that keep them from checking out the band’s new incarnation because they’re good and definitely worth listening to. This Friday you’ll get a chance to see and hear what I’m talking about at South Side Ballroom as they play the album Sublime in its entirety, and an opportunity to hear that album live is one that no Sublime fan should miss.
If you’ve never heard of or listened to Dallas’ The Gets I would like to use part of their bio as an introductory description of them and their music. “Imagine gliding on the wind in a kaleidoscope sky with your own special parade of garden gnomes dancing, singing, and giggling behind you. While surfacing on the horizon is a unique sense of the unknown yet every inch of the universe combines well enough through this spectrum to restore confidence in each step you take closer to inner-self peace and happiness….and since you’re there, say hello to THE GETS!!”
While my experience listening to their music wasn’t quite as ethereal, the description does allow you to get a feel for their the rock/acoustic,indie,experimental sound. The Gets will be bringing their upbeat and eclectic sound the the Jack Daniel’s Saloon July 5th, giving you a fun addition to your 4th of July Weekend. Go here to check out some of their songs and other upcoming shows.
When: Friday July 5th, 8pm
Where: Jack Daniel’s Saloon
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