Kessler Theatre booking agent Jeff Liles, whom DC9 readers likely remember for his Echoes and Reverberations columns, has been busy Tweeting today about upcoming shows at the restored Oak Cliff theater.
So far, the venue's ReverbNation site has just three dates confirmed: a release party for Josh Alan Friedman's autobiographical novel Black Cracker March 20; The Cliff, Bona Fide Blues and Sole Poets May 6; and Deadman on May 14. Twitter-announced shows include Chris Holt, Salim Nourallah, Nicholas Altobelli and Rahim Quazi Friday, March 26; Brent Best, Pat McKanna, Spyche and Plumbrella Saturday, March 27; and Iris Leu, Suzanna Choffel and Jill Allison Bryan Saturday, April 3. And "coming soon," he promises, are Darktown Strutters, Happy Bullets, Nervous Curtains, True Widow and more. And judging by the progress made since the groundbreaking last summer, the theater won't be quite as minimal a setting as it has been in the series of performance videos Liles filmed during the remodel.
In other show-announcement news, Deep Ellum punk club July Alley is declaring Thursday to be Ladies Night, beginning with a free show by all-girl punk band The Loosies February 25.
And last but not least, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band makes their way back to Frisco for a May 22 concert at Pizza Hut Park. Tickets ($44.50 to $126 plus fees) go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, February 22, through TicketMaster.
After the jump, more show announcements.
Saturday, February 20 -- Lumberjack VI with The Heelers, Dove Hunter, PVC Street Gang, Delmore Pilcrow, Gun Gun, Pinebox Serenade, Kody Jackson, Dave Coulter
Thursday, April 1 -- Saboteur, Florene, My Empty Phantom, Kashioboy
The Granada Theater
Thursday, April 15 -- Junior Brown
Friday, May 7 -- Centro-matic
Saturday, May 8 -- Charlie Robison
Friday, June 4 -- Andy McKee
House of Blues
Tuesday, March 16 -- Air Review, The Boxer Rebellion
Wednesday, March 17 -- Reckless Kelly (rescheduled from February 11)
Saturday, April 3 -- Julia Nunes
Thursday, April 8 -- David Garrett
Sunday, April 11 -- Emily Osment
Monday, April 19 -- Puddle of Mudd
Wednesday, April 21 -- Lotus
Wednesday, May 5 -- Gipsy Kings
Saturday, June 19 -- Mingo Fishtrap
Saturday, March 20 -- Josh Alan Friedman Black Cracker book release
Friday, March 26 -- Chris Holt, Salim Nourallah, Nicholas Altobelli and Rahim Quazi
Saturday, March 27 -- Brent Best, Pat McKanna, Spyche and Plumbrella
Saturday, April 3 -- Iris Leu, Suzanna Choffel and Jill Allison Bryan
Thursday, May 6 -- The Cliff, Bona Fide Blues and Sole Poets
Friday, May 14 -- Deadman
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Lola's Sixth, Fort Worth
Saturday, February 27 -- The Better Death, The Underground Railroad, Hentai Improvising Orchestra
Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
Sunday, May 2 -- Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Saturday, April 24 -- Slightly Stoopid
Thursday, April 29 -- Coheed & Cambria, Circa Survive
Thursday, May 20 -- Angels and Airwaves, Say Anything
Pizza Hut Park, Frisco
Saturday, May 22 -- Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band