Monday, January 20, 2014

Featured Shows; Week of 1/19/14

Getting a little bit of a late start this week, as we celebrate the life and achievements of the greatest civil rights movement leader this country has ever seen. Celebrate that equality and freedom, and go check out some of the local music you all love so much! Here are this week's featured shows:

Monday 1/20
Progressive Hardcore Rock act Falling in Reverse will be at The House of Blues on Monday. Hailing from Las Vegas, this group has been together since 2006. More show info can be located here.

Tuesday 1/21
Local Herb Alpert tribute, A Taste of Herb is to play at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton on Tuesday. Blending the styles of Latin, Jazz, and Americana, A Taste of Herb pays homage to Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass. Full show info can be found here.

Wednesday 1/22
Left over Hippy-era music is going to be at HOB on Wednesday. Hot Tuna (featuring Jorma Kaukone and Jack Cassidy of Jefferson Airplane) with Leon Russel will be playing an acoustic set on the main stage. More show info is located here.

Thursday 1/23
Vince Lujan Project is at Sundown at Granada on Thursday for a Free set. Denton-based band creating a Texas sound by fusing Acoustic, Pop, Funk, Latin, and Soul. Full show details can be found here.

Friday 1/24
A night of Jazz with the Jazz Pot Quartet at the Freeman. Featuring Bernard Wright on Keys, Jamil Byrom on Drums, Tom Hardison on Bass, and Phillip Todd Brewer on Trumpet. Full show info can be found here.

Saturday 1/25
On Saturday, come on out and celebrate the music of Phish with A Live One at the Green Elephant. This is the triumphant return to Green Elephant after a previous show was snowed out (Ice day 2013). So make sure to come on by for this awesome show in a really laid back enviorment. Will be a great time! Show info located here.

Thanks for reading everybody! If you have any questions, concerns, desires to con tribute, advice on bands to cover; feel free to comment below or contact us through Facebook. We love to bring the Dallas/Ft. Worth Music to you, so we want to know what you like! Have a great week everybody, and keep on jammin'!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Featured Shows; Week of 1/12/14

Here are this week's featured shows:

Monday 1/13
Sundown's 2nd Anniversary takes place this week starting tonight with KAPOW at Reggae Mondays. Always free cover, and they have meal and drink deals! More show info here.

Tuesday 1/14
Local Funk/Rock group Kites and Boomerangs to play at the Embargo in Ft. Worth on Tuesday. Fresh off their 2013 Album Kaleidoscope, K&B puts on an excellent live show. More show info is located here.  

Wednesday 1/15
Sons of Sierra bring some Indie/Soul music to Lola's in Ft. Worth on Wednesday. They play with the Demigs and Head of Savage. More show info here.  

Thursday 1/16
Thursday is some Blues from Boston with Barrence Whitfield & The Savages at Three Links. These guys have toured pretty extensively in the US and Europe. More show info can be found here.

Friday 1/17
Stick Men on Friday at Granada Theater. Featuring Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin of King Crimson, Stickmen formed in 2007. More info on the show can be found here.  

Saturday 1/18
Curtain Club is celebrating their 16th Anniversary Friday and Saturday with a huge array of musical acts. You can check out the lineup below. Full lineup and event info here.

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 7:30pm CURTAIN CLUB 16 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
The Mild Green Bell Peppers
Daylight Industries
The Raven
The Circle
Vannah Red
No Regrets

James Duffer
He Goes By John
Ryan Ray
Cameron Taylor
Zoe Ann

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 7:30pm CURTAIN CLUB 16 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Sucker Punch
Manny The Martyr
Generation Wasted
The Bombs
The Neverending

David Florentino
Right On Red
Andy Henderson

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Featured Shows; Week of 1/5/14

Happy 2014 all you party people! This will be a great year for music, and we are glad to have ya'll around to share it with us. This week is a nice variety of music with some flare, from everything from Trippy Surfer tunes to Celtic Rock and Folk Jamgrass. So let's wet that music whistle of yours with this week's instalment of Live Music DFW's Featured Shows:

Sunday 1/5
Funk up the start of the week with 57 Sauce at Sundown at Granada. As always, free show, and this Ft. Worth-based band started out of Spoonfed Tribe's Jerome "57" Bristow and Troy "Shonuff Sauce" Williams' side-project collaboration. Show info can be located here.

Monday 1/6
New Wave Rock Dr. Rob Job is at the Embargo in Ft. Worth on Monday. Show info here.

Tuesday 1/7
Cate LeBon, will be playing with Kevin Morby at Three Links on Tuesday. Known for her dark lyrics, and perfroming in English as well as Welsh, Cate Le Bon has been performing since 2007. Full event info is located here.

Wednesday 1/8
Blackland River Devils and Smokestack Relics bring a night of Folk/Bluegrass/Jams to Lola's in Ft. Worth. As quoted on their Facebook page, "Winners of the 2010 Fort Worth Weekly Award, Folk catagory, The Blackland River Devils is the culination of backgrounds in Thrashmetal, Jamband, Classic Rock turned to old time string tunes and the like. Goes great with outdoors events, drinking, dancing, making merry!" Show info is here.

Thursday 1/9
The Mother Hips brings that San Fran Psychedelic Folk Rock to Denton on Thursday at Dan's Silverleaf. Celebrating 20 years together, and 8 albums, the Mother Hips are a talented and well seasoned act. Show info can be found here.

Friday 1/10 The annual Waka Winter Classic happens Friday at Trees. Local Bands compete for a spot at the summer music festival Wakarusa, that takes place annually in Arkansas the first week of June. Here are some of this year's contenders, including Gravity Feed, The Bodarks, and The Groovebumps. Take a look, show info is here.

Saturday 1/11
Dallas-based Celtic Rock band, The Killdares plays Saturday at The Kessler in Oakcliff. Appearing on the scene 10 years ago, The Killdares have gone from local pub performers to national touring acts, sharing the stage with some of music's biggest performers. Show info can be located here.  

Thanks everybody for reading! Here is to another week of great music here in DFW and I hope everybody goes out to get a little bit of that. Have an excellent week and keep jammin' my friends.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Featured Shows; Week of 12/22/13

Hello all my music going friends, it is time for another instalment of Live Music DFW's Featured Shows.

Monday 12/23
Starting this holiday week off right with Big Gus & Swampadelic, and The Funky Knuckles at The Freeman Cajun Cafe in Deep Ellum. These guys always have the best in Jazz, Blues, and Soul Music. In addition to never charging a cover, they are a full service kitchen and bar as well. Additional show info can be located here.

Tuesday 12/24
MustardSeed plays The Absinthe Lounge on Tuesday with Christmas Eve Jazz. More show info can be located here.

Wednesday 12/25
Seeing as everything is closed on Christmas, I declare it Live Music DFW's "Make Your Own Music" Day! For all of you musicians who will be getting new instruments, make your own music. For you album collectors adding to their collection, make your own muisc. For all you show-goers, make your own music! And we want to see/hear/expereince it! Please take photos, videos, what-have-you, and send them in to us here at Live Music DFW to get this tradition going!

Thursday 12/26
A tasty after Xmas jam being offered up by Forgotten Space and A Live One at the Granada Theather on Thursday. Bringing together the music of The Grateful Dead and Phish, this is the third time these two bands have come together to play a Granada show. This is one you don't want to miss. More show info located here.

Friday 12/27
Folk/Bluegrass sounds with Shinyribs & Parker Millsap on Friday at the Kessler. Kessler is an intimate venue located in Oak Cliff's Art's District, best known as the "best sounding venue in Dallas". More show info here.

Saturday 12/28
Rock your face at Three Links Saturday with Mind Spiders & OBN III's. Additional show info is located here.

I hope everybody's Christmas goes well, and get's amped about the New Year next week. Have a wonderful holiday and keep jammin' my friends!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Featured Shows; Week of 12/8/13

Hooray, and welcome to December! 'Tis the time of year to spend time with families, give gifts, and catch some live music! Go and spread cheer to others, and yourself by expereincing all that DFW has to offer in the way of live music. So take a look, and maybe take a chance on some new music this week. Here are our featured shows for 12/8:

Sunday 12/8
Sunday marks a night of Heavy Metal/Rock music with Gypsyhawk, The Phuss, and HONEY. The show is at Three Links in Deep Ellum, and more show info can be found here.

Monday 12/9
We're going to get a little "Red" in Fort Worth on Tuesday. Country Rock group, Reverend Red plays at The Grotto on Monday. Show info located here.

Tuesday 12/10
Jon Oliva plays Trees on Tuesday. Most famous for playing with Transiberian Orchestra, Jon Oliva bring's his newest project to the Dallas. More info here.  

Wednesday 12/11
Southern Rock and Free jams with The Texas Gentlemen at Sundown at Granada Wednesday night. While I could not locate a video of the band in particular, The Texas Gentlemen feature members of band Dovetail, whose video is below. More show info can be found here.

Thursday 12/12
Americana/Blues/Bluegrass on Thursday with The Wood Brothers. Playing at the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum, The Wood Brothers hail from Boulder CO, and have 7 albums out, including 2 on the famed Blue Note record label, and collaborating with musician/producer John Medeski. More show info can be located here.

Friday 12/13
The Kessler always likes to shake things up with acts you won't see other places in DFW. This Friday, the Kesslers brings a night of Folk Rock with Dar Williams. Show info to be found here.

Saturday 12/14
Bring on that Blues Rock with Mojo Frankenstein and Lance Lopez at Oriley's in Dallas on Saturday. Lopez started playing professionally at age 14, and has performed with such greats as Johnnie Taylor, Lucky Peterson, Buddy Miles, among others. More show info can be located here.

This week is very much a week of Americana with Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, Southern Rock, Country and even Metal. If you have a show you'd like to be considered as one of our featured shows, please contact us via this blog or our facebook page. Thanks everybody for reading, and keep jammin' my friends!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Featured Shows; Week of 11/24/13

Is everybody out there ready for a week of family, food, and holiday shopping? Me neither! But there is a way to get through it with your sanity; that is to go out to some live music! So wheter you bring the family along, or just need to get away, take a look at what we have to offer in our featured shows for this week.

Monday 11/25
Let's start the week off with some Pop from across the pond with Charli XCX who will be at Club Dada on Monday. Putting out several big singles in 2008, multiple eps, and her major-label debut, Charli brings that Synthpop/Indietronica to North Texas. More show info located here.

Tuesday 11/26
Local Rock group Drug Animal & Blake Ward play a free show at Sundown at Granada. I unfortunately couldn't find video, but here is a widget off of their Soundcloud page. More show info here.

Wednesday 11/27
The original Psycho-billy trio Reverend Horton Heat to play a special Thanksgiving show (the day before) at Trees. Based out of Dallas, The Reverend Horton (Jim Heath) and his band brings a sound with a unique mixture of country, surf, punk, big band, swing, and rockabilly. More show info is located here.

Thursday 11/28
Dallas' own Funk/HipHop/Jazz group The Found to plat The Freeman on Thursday. While The actual day of Thanksgiving is kind of slim pickings as far as music goes, many bands and venues will be having special Thanksgiving events throughout the week. Show info here.

Friday 11/29
Funky Friday at the House of Blues Dallas as Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, with opener Dumpstaphunk. These are two nationally touring festival-circuit bvands, that will be playing a showtogether here in D-town. Make sure to get over there and shake that groove thing! Info located here.

Saturday 11/30
Granada fills with New Orleans Funk/Rock on Saturday as Cowboy Mouth comes through Dallas. Austin-based Nelo is to open . Show info here.

There you have it, another week of live shows! I'd like to take this time to thank each and every reader out there, I am thankful for every last one of you. As we celebrate our gratefulness as a country, let us remember what makes this country great; including, and especially the music. So what ever serves your fancy, always try to get out there and support local music, and keep jammin' my friends!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Featured Shows; Week of 11/17/13

There is plenty to do this week in Dallas Fort Worth. Lots of great musical acts, whether they are just passing through, or are a staple in the local music scene, we've got your show info here. so take a look, and let us know if you like what you find! Here are this week's featured shows!

Monday 11/18
Caravan of Thieves is at Dan's Silverleaf on Monday to bring their special brand of Gypsy-Swing to NorthTexas. The four-piece band, based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has put out 3 albums. More show info can be found here.

Tuesday 11/19
In Celebration of the HOB 20th Anniv. Talahassee FL's Mayday Parade showers the House of Blues in their Billboard charting Emo Rock. Show details can be found here.  

Wednesday 11/20
Let's start Hump-day off right with Blues guitarist Lance Lopez at Sundown at Granada. Sundown's music is always free, and is located next door to the Granada Theater. More show info here.

Thursday 11/21
Indie/Jam/Rock band Moon Taxi plays Trees on Thursday with Austin-based Quiet Company. Moon Taxi hails from Nashville, TN and is touring in promotion with their new album Mountains Beaches Cities. More show info located here.

Friday 11/22
Kites and Boomerangs CD release party is at the Live Oak in Ft. Worth Friday with Mix Magyk and Un Chien. It will be a night of Indie, Blues, Funk, Folk, Soul, and World music as Kites and Boomerangs releases their second full-legnth album. More show details can be located here.

Saturday 11/23
And on Saturday, Ed Kowalczyk, formally of the band Live, will be playing at The Kessler. Kowalczyk has collaborated with the likes of Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads, and Slash of Guns 'N Roses. The Kessler always gets the coolest, most obscure acts for it's patrons. More show info is located here.

That is it for another week of Featured Shows in DFW. Come back next week to see what the North Texas area has to offer in the ways of live, local music. If you enjoy us, please tell your friends and loved ones about us! Keep jammin' my friends.