We already told you about a bunch of shows tonight (The Party, Will Johnson, Shearwater in Fort Worth, Shearwater in Dallas, and Boris), Saturday (Doug Burr, Lymbyc Systym/Her Space Holiday/Florene and maybe the show of the year) and Sunday (Stone Temple Pilots/Black Francis). Here's the best of the rest...
Dove Hunter, History at Our Disposal 9 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton We wrote about Dove Hunter's big CD release party at The Double Wide last week, and the show hardly disappointed. Hell, the place was packed. Tonight's Denton CD release show might not be as jammed, but should still be a darn good tootin' time.
Ella Minnow, The Black and White Years, RTB2 10 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at Hailey's in Denton For the record: You're gonna a bunch of Denton and Fort Worth shows in this week's Good Friday. This show makes it because it features two of our favorite Denton acts, the blues rockin' RTB2 and the indie rockin' Ella Minnow.
Denton Pop Fest 8 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at J&J's Pizza in Denton Florene and Matthew and the Arrogant Sea are two of Denton's most-buzzed about acts at the moment, and for good reason. The former's an experimental electronic act just out-there enough to capture your imagination and MATAS can put on a great little show (when the band doesn't get too into its own jamming vibe). A few other bands make up this bill, but when I ran into Matthew at last week's SEED benefit, he told me there might be a surprise special guess. Given his history, who knows if he's lying? Luckily the bill's decent enough to take a chance and see.
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Fuck Yeah Fest 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at 1919 Hemphill in Ft. Worth OK, this is an incredibly impressive line-up to be snagged by a house show. Well, at least the headliners: Matt & Kim are an incredibly fun female-male duo, who put together cheesy little electronic, bubble gum pop ditties; The Death Set, despite the moniker, isn't actually all that different from Matt & Kim at bare bones. It's electronic-based lo-fi pop is surely less polished than Matt & Kim's, but no less entertaining. Expect a lot o' sweaty dancing at this one.
Airline, The Felons, Blowing Trees 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at The Cavern We kinda gave Blowing Trees a tough time a few weeks back when they sent us their CD. Not that they didn't deserve it--we stand by our word--but tonight that band finds itself paired with perhaps Dallas' two least offensive pop-rock outfits. You could do worse than this show, for sure.
And that's your weekend, folks. See you around. --Pete Freedman