Tis' time for another weekly installment of my Featured Shows. This week we've got some doozies; and when I say doozies, I mean some crazy-awesome jammage in our own DFW backyard! There is always tons of great live music in Dallas/Fort Worth, and you can find all the info with us, Live Music DFW. We strive to be your one stop music shop for all things Live Music in DFW. I appologize for the lack of content in last week's post, as I scrambled to make the Sunday deadline. This week's addition will have a lot more content! Please subscribe, like our fb page, watch our vids on youtube, follow us on twitter and instagram; we are taking over the interwebs! So, here are my picks for Featured Shows 6/23/13:
Off to Levitt Pavillion in Arlington for another great FREE Live Performance.
This time it is Denton-based instrumental-fusion Snarky Puppy to start out the week.This award-winning group has garnished
a reputation for putting on a live performance unparalleled in energy, virtuosity, and musicianship. The fusion of a
knowledge & respect for musical tradition, and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most
critical, as well as carefree audiences.
With over 25 players in regular rotation, Snarky Puppy puts on quite a show. The core of the group,
which remains consistent, features Grammy Award-winners Robert “Sput” Searight on drums (God’s Property, Snoop Dogg)
and Shaun Martin on keys (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu), as well as young organ prodigy Cory Henry
(Kenny Garrett, Kim Burell) and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato (Marcus Miller, Q-Tip, George Duke). Show info can be found here.
Twin Shadow plays at the Granada theater. They have been described as "steeped in 1980s new wave building from streaks of haunting synth textures and having sophisticated melodies, R&B intimacy, and poetic lyrics, mixed with hazily new wave-tinged pop"
Info is here.
Tuesday we are up to Denton for local act Boombachs playing at Dan's Siverleaf. I'd describe their sound as Jazz-infused Hip-Hop.
Self-described as "A band whose foundation is centered around hip-hop a la The Roots, A Tribe called Quest, changes the game by
shamelessly cross-pollinating jazz, progressive/post rock, and funk." Their result below.
Members include:Adonias "AD" Wondwessen, P. Manzell Bledsoe, Marcus Wheat, Matt Westmoreland, Connor Veteto, Eric Daino,
William Huebner, Stephen Simpson. All eight members of The BoomBachs reside in Denton, TX. Info on the show can be found here.
We get some local flavor with Mikal Cronin and Shannon & the Clams at Club Dada in Deep Ellum.
Channeling early rock
rhythms, 1960s groups, and garage psych bands, with a dose of
R&B, surf, and punk all thrown in, too. Shannon and the Clams are described as sounding like "a brawling Etta James
backed up by the 13th Floor Elevators singing Shangri-Las tunes...").
Info is here.
On Thursday we make our way down to Deep Ellum for a killer show at the Prophet Bar. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds,
a Soul/Funk/R&B act from New York will be gracing us with their presence. Started as a band among family and friends, The Dirty
Birds have been touring since 2008, putting out two albums. 2012 was their breakout year opening and playing with some huge
names including Gov't Mule, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Trombone Shorty, the Rebirth Brass Band, and a three week
run with Allen Stone that culminated in an Austin City Limits late night set. I will be having an interview with these guys, so
all my music-going friends out there can have an inside look...more info to come.
The band consists of Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow), Jackson Kincheloe, Bram Kincheloe, Sasha Brown, Ryan Snow, Phil Rodriguez
Brian Graham, and Josh Myers. Show info can be found here.
Friday, The Freeman in Deep Ellum will have a female night of Jazz/Swing with Stefanie Pepping & Gumbo Ce Soir The Blondelles @ the Freeman
Shows at the Freeman are always free, but donations for the musicians is strongly encouraged.
Info on the show can be found here.
Saturday is a Tribute Band Saturday, as there will be three great tributes playing in DFW.
Forgotten Space, the resident Grateful Dead Tribute has a much anticipated return to Club Dada. These guys are the real deal!
Le Cure, a Cure Tribute will be at Sundown for a late night FREE show.
And for our Denton friends, we've got Petty Theft, the local Tom Petty Tribute will be at Dan's Silverleaf.
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