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Conspiracy theory: If you've flipped through our Night & Day section this week, you've already seen a jumbo-sized item about Saturday's Art Conspiracy show at the historic Texas Theater--artists create works in only 24 hours, bands play, proceeds go to charity. Interesting stuff, sure. But music fans should take an extra hard look at this one for two reasons. First, the band lineup is tops for the metroplex: The Happy Bullets, Pleasant Grove, Salim Nourallah, the Theater Fire and I Love Math are a dream lineup already, even without awesome, unique local art scattered around the walls during the event. PG concerts have become particularly rare ever since singer-guitarist Bret Egner moved to Austin, and Fort Worth's Theater Fire are playing their best concerts in recent memory, so don't be a sap--check this one out.
Oh, and that second reason: The show has recently been changed to BYOB, so before you drive into Oak Cliff, pick up a few wine bottles or a box of Bud (sorry, no hard liquor) and art it up, y'all.
At any rate, to make ends meet, Chaffin has to throw concerts like Saturday's Texasgigs.com and Spune Productions Fa-La-La-La-La Musical Extravaganza at the Cavern. This makes us glad that we're cheap bastards--if we'd donated money through her site, she might not have organized a show with awesome country-appreciative bands like Spitfire Tumbleweeds and Thrift Store Cowboys. Thanks to concerts like this, we're not donating a damn thing next year, Chaffin. Hope you manage to feed your kids anyway.
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