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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The second annual OMG Music Fest is coming to Dallas this Saturday at the South Side Music Hall and will be showcasing a variety of up an coming talent. This all day event will feature 14 different acts with a meet and greet opportunity with all the artists before the show with proceeds from the show benefitting the Brother’s In Strength charity.
Brother’s in Strength is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the overall health and wellness of children and their familes with a history of drug and alcohol abuse and violence. BIS is developing residential treatment centers in South Texas to house and provide treatment for children that have been abandoned and abused that are in the custody of Texas Child Protective Services.
Hosted by Macdemy and Lisa McQueen this event will be a great way to support the dreams and efforts of new talent as well as a support a good cause.
This Wednesday the Palladium is going to be lit up with energy and rhymes as they welcome Pittsburg’s own Mac Miller and his Space Migration tour featuring Chance the Raper and The Internet.
Mac Millers talent for rhyming has been generating buzz since 2007 when he released his first two solo albums The Jukebox and Highlife, this combined with the reputation he built within the Pittsburg freestyle/battle circuit landed him a record deal with Rostrum Records in 2010.
Since then his early local buzz and social media dominance have translated into sold out shows across the world and given Mac the title of the first independent artist since 1995 to debut atop the Billboard charts with his album “Blue Slide Park“, all happening with little to no radio play. Take a listen to Mac’s newest album Watching Movies with the Sound Offand check out the t teaser from his Macadelic tour if you can’t wait for Wednesday.
1st Place winner in Forest/Prairie, Youth category, Thomas Jay Shipp
View the stunning, national treasure through the eyes of young photographers at an annual photo contest started by the late Jeff West, former vice president at Matthews Southwest.
Winners from the Trinity River Photo Contest will be on display starting Thursday, June 23. School-age children were encouraged to get outside and enjoy the beautiful natural resources we have in Dallas while keeping them challenged during the summer months with an action-oriented project. Featured photographs from the contest will be on display at the Janette Kennedy Gallery in South Side on Lamar this month, encouraging students while capturing a region undergoing great change.
Exhibition dates: June 23 – July 9. Reception: June 27, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.
A nice bike ride is good for the soul, but when it helps raise funds for three Tarrant and Dallas County AIDS service organizations, well that’s even better. The Lone Star Ride is a grassroots, participant-produced one-day bicycle rally to raise funds for the cause. This year’s event is co-hosted by South Side on Lamar, NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel and Gilley’s Dallas.
The ride will take place on September 28, 2013, but bicycle enthusiasts are invited to a Lone Star Bike Ride Social this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Janette Kennedy Gallery. Get registration and volunteer information and meet local riders while you sip and snack on cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
After finally snagging a table to enjoy our free barbeque sandwiches and beer at last night’s opening of Full Circle Tavern, my friend and I both began to wonder, “Why aren’t there more restaurants over here?”
South Side’s new cool place to grab a beer or a sandwich (but like craft beer and gourmet sandwiches) is located in between the equally cool NYLO hotel and Gilley’s. Their aptly named grand opening, “Rollin’ with the Homies,” was jam packed with the friendly hipsters that tend to frequent the area along with Full Circle Tavern gals Jennifer Bonner and Lara Whittington. It was casual, music-filled, and completely welcoming.
This Friday, Dallas welcomes the Detroit indie duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. to the Loft at Gilley’s Dallas, and let’s give them a warm Texas welcome shall we? They deserve it for making some fun tracks that will fit perfectly with the summer time fun that’s on its way. Their new track If you didn’t see me (You weren’t on the dance floor) should definitely be on one if not all your your summer playlists this year. It’s a fun, breezy tune with a good beat and a little bit of sass that elicits images of nights spent workin’ up a sweat under rainbow lights.
The rest of the songs on their new EP, entitled Patterns, follow a similar sound with a couple that are a little slower and emotional but none that come off as too heavy for a warm nights spent dancing with friends