The most ridiculous television show ever created was Cop Rock. Police officers--the people who bust up beer parties, respond to noise complaints and enforce drug prohibition--co-opting the music of youthful rebellion is inherently laughable. But lawyers rocking? Slightly absurd, but it makes a lot more sense than cops. Arguing a case is something of a performance, and anyone who's seen Carlito's Way knows lawyers can have seedy personal lives that rival those of debauched rock stars. I'm not suggesting the attorney/musicians taking part in the Dallas Bar Association's Law Jam 2 are scumbags--they're probably good folks, considering they're raising funds to help low-income Dallas residents with civil legal assistance. But at least they're not cops. Law Jam 2 is 5 p.m. Saturday at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave. Tickets are $25. Visit dbalawjam.org for more info.
Sat., Aug. 8, 5 p.m., 2009