As if we aren’t already inundated with local music blogs/sites, most of ‘em pretty decent informative and entertaining, others (well just two other) just copy-cat pousers, the Dallas Observer and QuickDFW just done launched some more.
Check out DC9 at Night for your Observer take and Nightlife for Quick’s coverage.
I had lunch with the wonderful Mike Schoder the other day and we brainstormed some about how to get more folks interested in attending shows and such. It’s kinda funny how we have a metromess here that, for the most part, couldn’t care less about live music, local music or anything other than when the next foo-foo bar is opening or closing, yet we have music bloggers coming out of our collective asses. Painful yes, but I like it too.
SaMach and I have discussed a team effort a time or two. Ya know, just all of us music folk contributing at a one-stop URL, but nothing ever really came out of it.
First time I heard the angelic voice that emanates out of the divine Miss Maren Morris, it was on a campground out in Glen Rose and I think she was about 11 years old. I was yards and yards away from the stage, but her voice carried throughout the 11 acres and I was mesmerized. Since that day, I’ve become pals with Maren’s parents and I’ve watched, in awe, as this lovely young girl grew up.
So I still get a tad taken aback when I see photos (such as the album cover above) reflecting how much the dear child has really grown. I saw a poster, with that pic above, posted over across from the Granada the other day and felt a real sense of pride for Miss Maren.
All that it Takes is set to drop on October 2nd. Meantime, you can take a listen at Lone Star Music or ITunes.
“Fragile” by Maren Morris
Since I’m back in Dallas and sort of homeless for awhile, I’ve parked my ass at Obzeet several times to enjoy the scenery and the free Wifi. Colin Boyd performs there a lot, like he’s performing like Friday, September 21st and it’s like free and like stuff. We like Colin Boyd. Very, very much.
Try the spinach dip. They top it off with freshly diced jalepenos. ‘Tis tasty.
“Juliet” by Colin Boyd
Photo by Chris Phelps
Ya know those twin gold buildings over on Central and Caruth? The ones that J.R. Ewing officed in? Well I was over at the south building the other day and coulda swore I saw Sarah Jaffe walking into one carrying some plastic bags.
“Lover Girl” by Sarah Jaffe
I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that the City of Dallas is, yet again, doing their best to rid Deep Ellum of everything still standing. There’s a lot to go into, and frankly I should be job hunting rather than blogging, so go over to get tons of information from Alison. She’s been covering this mess the entire time and is much more in the know that I.
My friend Steve-O over at Caravan of Dreams took home the prize for this year’s FW Weekly “Best Blog.” Most deservedly so if I say so myself, and I do.
For some reason, certainly not my non-stop Last Comic Standing blather, the boy-child has taken a real interest in the world of stand-up comedians. Since I still need to go guffaw at the feet of my precious Andrea Grimes, I might try to sneak the kid in to see her perform live too.
You really outta join us:
Tuesday, October 2nd – Addison Improv
Friday, October 19th – AllGood Cafe
Tommy Alverson’s Family Gathering is quickly approaching, and this year, I think I’ll dig out a tent and go. I’m also going to see if Kelly aka The Gobbler’s Knob, can get a pass for the weekend and hang out wit’ me.
This year’s line-up is gooder’n'ever with some FineLine faves such as Kevin Deal, Matt Martindale, Adam Carroll, Maren Morris, Terry Rasor, Brad Hines, Owen Temple, 1100 Springs, Davin James, Ed Burleson, Rusty Wier, Cornell Hurd, the Domino Kings (yay!), and tons and tons more, including the great Tommy Alverson hisownself.
Put a big fat red sharpie circle around October 4th through October 6th. Click here for all the info you need.
Below is a podcast I put together for last year’s Family Gathering, same playa’s just different dates and location. I ain’t got my recording equipment wit’ me, otherwise I’d put together one for this year…..oh hell, just listen and disregard my non-endearing blather.
Tommy Alverson Family Gathering Preview Podcast
Walt Wilkins – “Down the Track”
Davin James – “Magnolia”
Brad Hines – “Forever in His Debt”
Kevin Deal – “Lawless”
Johnny Bush – Dos Tacos
Miss Leslie & the Juke-Jointers – “Talk to Me Lonesome Heart”
Tommy Alverson – “Una Mas Cervesa”
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