Last year, when Rooney came through town for a gig at the Granada Theater, we learned that the Los Angeles-based band actually had some close ties to Dallas. Drummer Ned Brower, an SMU alum,considered the late Carter Albrecht a mentor of his and was so struck by Albrecht's death that he wrote (and sang) the title track to last year's Wild One EP in honor of his life
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Tomorrow night, when the band returns to the Granada, it does so in support of its new full-length, the June-released Eureka, its first self-released effort. Still, fans can expect the band--or at least Brower--to feel a strong connection with the room. And, after warm-up sets from Dallas' own Disco Curtis and Austin's Quiet Company, well, they probably should.
As such, it should be a pretty fun, pop-filled show on Greenville tomorrow night. And you can see it for free, thanks to the folks over at the Granada, who've passed along three pairs of tickets. Want one of the pairs? Be one of the first three people to shoot me an email right now with the words "Shoo Shoo Shakin'" in the subject line, and they're yours. Good luck!
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