Granada Theater Fire
This morning, while doing our semi-regular GooTube search for locally related postings, we found a brand-new Theater Fire song, which the band performed at the Granada Theater on Friday night. It's the rare homemade, shot-by-an-audience-member video that's actually both watchable and listenable. The clip's credited to "justinlloyd2," who's posted another unreleased song from the same show here. Who's Justin Lloyd? Turns out -- and thanks to our boy Sammy for this info -- he's a member of local "Indie/Rock/Experimental" act Hardin Sweaty and The Ready To Go. Now there's a name you won't soon forget, even if you try real hard.
Incidentally, we also owe Mr. Machkovech a debt of gratitude: At the end of last week, he posted an item about a documentary being made by a 27-year-old oil-and-gas industry data entry worker from Hurst named Jessica Peters. The subject: the late Elliott Smith, who did indeed spend some of his formative years in Dallas. Here's a link to the doc-in-progress' site. But, even better, here's a link to the Theater Fire's instrumental rendition of Smith's Either/Or heartbreaker "Say Yes," which the band recorded for Peters' Future Butterflies doc. And, yeah, you can actually download the song so you can play it over and over and over again. Really, Sam. Good on ya. We owe you one. Well, that and 60 bucks. --Robert Wilonsky
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