Just got sent this cool link from Gerard Dirkx, former (and future) leader of The Telefones.
Seems the band's upcoming reunion gig that I blogged about a couple of times a while back has since turned into a pretty major event. Now, a total of nine bands will play The Lakewood Theater on October 9th. And, judging by new information Dirkx sent me, the concert is now a tribute to one of Dallas' first new music venues: The Hot Klub.
Starting at 8 p.m., will be The Big Guns, followed by Bag O' Wire, Fallen Idols, The Barry Kooda Combo, The Devices, The Telefones, Assassins, Superman's Girlfriend and Quad Pi. That's a heavy load of Dallas' musical history from the '70s and '80s. And, of course, most of those acts hit the stage at The Hot Klub a time or two back in the day.
As for other updates: Well, the event is still going to be hosted by semi-legendary local radio personality/author George Gimarc. The only sad note is that early rumors that the recently reunited Nervebreakers were also going to appear on the bill turned out to be false.
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In any case, this is sure to be a great evening of groundbreaking Dallas music. Ring your kids and give them a musical education.