Gig Alert: Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Dove Hunter and Airline at Refactory 1

Tonight, a few blocks south of I-30, in a warehouse at 1800 Lear St., a couple heavy hitters of the local indie and roots rock scene will take to the stage at an event called Refactory 1 that aims to bring together creative types in the area music, fashion and visual arts scenes.

All in all, a pretty ambitious deal, which promoters Chelsea Callahan (who books the Double Wide) and A&R rep Jack Steven (who you may recognize from this M2S2 appearance) hope to turn into a somewhat regular (quarterly, I think?) event.

Tonight's event features Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Dove Hunter and Airline, three local bands with strong draws on their own, as well as paintings from Luke Harnden, photos from Brandon Uhr and clothes from vintage fashion designer Tara to the T. Plus, the folks from Yes Go Productions will be filming the whole darn thing, so it should be a pretty good time, making an already crowded night (The Thermals at The Loft; Ponytail, True Widow and Fight Bite at the Cavern) an even more crowded affair.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the bands start at 9 o'clock. And it's $15 to get in--although, if you head to The Double Wide or Good Records and pick up the flier (see above right) and bring it with you to the door, that'll be reduced to a much more wallet-friendly $10 cover charge.

(Oddly enough, this isn't the only music event happening at the 1800 Lear St. warehouse this week: On Saturday night, local music blog We Shot JR is hosting a showcase with performances from DC9 favorites Damaged Good$ and galleryCat, as well as a few others.)

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Pete Freedman
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