What's with all the holiday-themed shows this week? Is it just that people can't wait for St. Patrick's Day, and need a reason to party? I have no idea, but two shows stick out: one is celebrating the rarely loved Leap Day and the other can't wait for October for Halloween.
Most people don't really go nuts over Leap Day. (Except for those who were born on February 29, then it's probably really special.) So, I was kind of surprised to see people were going the route of throwing special shows to celebrate the day. A flyer I just saw called upon music fans to help the bands "ring in the leap year." Really? Well, if you dig the whole "leap" thing, then you can go nuts 6 p.m. tonight, February 29, over at Rock Steady. A Heartwell Ending headlines.
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Then, this weekend it's Halloween in March up in Denton. I love zombies, so anytime I can celebrate horror stuff outside of October 31 makes me pretty happy. But, I'm going to be honest here, I have no idea what this show has to do with Halloween. Everyone just keeps sending me messages with the killer lineup. So, anyone who knows what makes the Springtime Halloween Celebration at Denton's Strawberry Fields a Halloween-y event, please tell me. With The Uptown Bums, Sarah Jaffe, Florene and The Frenz on the bill (along with 10+ others), I'd go even without the potential to discuss zombie flicks. It all starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1. -- Chelsea Ide