Concert Reviews

Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill, Where a Reality TV Star Hosts Metal, Honky-Tonk and Plenty More

This past Saturday night, the Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill in Dallas lived up to the name of the television series that features its owner: car repair reality show Fast 'N Loud. With full sets scheduled from Austin's Hank Senior-recalling, honky-tonk hero Wayne "The Train" Hancock (on the venue's indoor stage), and an outdoor, main-stage set by stoner-metal giants The Sword, the night was packed with myriad Texas flavors, sounds, sweat and vibrant energy. Honky-tonk and metal might seem like strange companions, but on this night, what seemed like a thousand people taking up the three main areas of the sprawling venue would disagree.

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Kelly Dearmore