Concert Reviews

Edie Brickell: "I Worked The Booth At The Granada Theater. I Was In That Booth All By Myself and Daydreamed When I Wasn't Working."

Edie Brickell might not live in Dallas anymore, but she still thinks very fondly of her roots here. Her latest project is The Gaddabouts, a supergroup featuring session musician legends like drummer Steve Gadd and bassist Pino Palladino, and they released the double-disc set Look Out Now! last week. Brickell shared with us her musical firsts and what she's doing now.

What was the first show you remember seeing? The first show was The Police and XTC at McFarlin Auditorium. I think it was 1982.

Anything stick out about the gig, other than the fact that it was XTC actually playing live? I know! And I loved them. I had never heard them before. I was crazy about them. I bought all their records. Loved Black Sea. They really became my favorite band there for about a year. I remember sitting on the steps of McFarlin Auditorium and them taking off in the tour bus. Me and my friends were that close to rock stars. They put on a hell of a show. You had the sense that you would never see them in such a small venue ever again.

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Eric Grubbs is a Dallas-based writer who has published two books, Post: A Look at the Influence of Post-Hardcore 1985-2007 and When We Were the Kids. His writing has been featured in Punk Planet, Popdose, Fort Worth Weekly, The Dentonite and LA Weekly. He supports Manchester City and will never root for Manchester United.
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