We already mentioned that Dallas native and Secret Machine Brandon Curtis produced the new record from BLK JKS, an act that hopes to bring South African rock 'n' roll to the international forefront. (We'll have a review of that band's performance at Mohawk's Patio last night up shortly...)
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But here's another note worth passing along: At Stubb's on Wednesday night, one-time Dallas native Shara Worden, aka My Brightest Diamond, played guitar and sang with Colin Meloy and the rest of the Decemberists. She's on the new Decemberists disc, too--and since the band performed most of the new disc on Wednesday night, Worden was there. Not sure if it's a permanent thing, though...