"You're the man now, dog." (Brent Stewart)
By the looks of Noah Bailey's excellent piece in this week's paper, David Berman of the Silver Jews had a hell of a time growing up around the DFW region. So much so that, as Noah points out, Berman even wrote a little essay called "The Summer Before The Night Ecstasy Became Illegal In The State Of Texas" that details his up-and-down time as a teen in the area. It's quite the read.
The fact that he wrote the essay--and did so quite well--kinda sheds some light into the often very storytelling nature of Bermans' song lyrics, which will be on full display this weekend at Hailey's in Denton as Berman brings the Jews to North Texas on tour for the first time. Should be an interesting show--especially if Berman gets into storytelling mode on stage between songs.
So we're quite fortunate then that Spune Productions has been kind enough to pass along three pairs of tickets for us to give away to the Saturday night gig. The first three people to email me with the phrase "Lookout Mountain" in the subject line get the tickets. Starting...now.
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