Odds & Ends
This week's Deep Friday (eight clubs for eight clams!) features not-long-for-this-town popsters Mur at the Gypsy Tea Room, playing with the Mermaid Purse and Monsters and Dust. Mur front man Max Hartman reports that the band may be joined onstage by the excellent, genre-busting string quartet Neo Camerata. If you haven't caught Mur before, now's the time: They're going (to California) fast!
This Saturday, the beloved Centro-matic and the Deathray Davies hold court at the Gypsy for what is sure to be a knockout live show. That same night, 102.1's annual Edgefest at Smirnoff Music Centre is sure to be, well, a live show. Headliners include Blue October and Evanescence, but we hope inspiration comes via local acts, including Edge darlings The Vanished, half-pint power-punkers Minority and newcomers Stara Zagora, whose single "Our Own Device" recently KO'd such heavyweights as the Beastie Boys and A Perfect Circle to retire undefeated in the station's "Cock Fight" competition. Not bad for a band named after a Bulgarian town.
Also on Saturday night, the Burden Brothers shoot their video for their latest single, "Shadow," directed by Kris Hardy and Kris Yoemans of Tactic Productions (who have previously worked on videos for the Deathray Davies, Baboon and Centro-matic). The band will need extras to play crowd members, but the film location is yet to be announced. Check www.burdenbrothersmusic.com for the latest details.
Something I Just Made Up...
Track 7, "Jump," samples several songs whose names feature that word. Below you will find photos of those bands: What are the bands' names, and which of their songs features the word "jump"? I know, it's a gimme. But hey--we just wanna spread the free love. Come by the Dallas Observer office, 2130 Commerce St., with the answer and pick up a CD.
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