Something of a programming note first: For the most part, we'll be taking the day off here at DC9 tomorrow
--but, if all goes to plan, we should have some fun Warped Tour slideshows up to share for your viewing pleasure. Lesson learned: Never assume things to go as planned. Sorry, folks. No slideshows.
And, 'cause we're off, we're doing our weekly Good Friday weekend show preview bit today. So, here goes...
And, if you're not just gonna be stuffing down some beer and barbecue all weekend, here's some more...
Tejas Brothers, Mount Righteous and more... 11:30 a.m. on Firday, July 4, at Lola's in Fort Worth A big, full-day affair featuring the adorable Mount Righteous (nominated for a DOMA as Best new Act), Tejas Brothers (nominated for a DOMA as Best Country/Roots), Ginny Mac, Doug Moreland, Clint Niosi, Quo, and April Geesbregt.
The Slack, Pet Hospital 9 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at the Barley House An interesting pairing of a band that's been doing its thing for a while now (The Slack) and a new band that's starting to really make some waves (Pet Hospital) on this pretty much Lion Dog Records-centric Fourth of July bill at the Barley House.
The American Fuse, Midnight Special, The Von Ehrics 10 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at The Double Wide Kinda a blast from the past at The Double Wide on Friday, with this line-up of scene vets. Plus, having a band with "American" in the name on the bill, sure does make this quite the Fourth of the July affair, doesn't it?
The Crash That Took Me, The Directory, Here I Arms 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, at The Double Wide The Crash That Took Me, which is up for a bunch of DOMAs--Best Band, Best Album, Best Song--is headlining this indie pop-rock filled night at the Double Wide. With The Directory (formerly The Push, I think...) and Here In Arms supporting, this is looking like a pretty decent bill that, well, kinda hits all points on the indie pop-rock spectrum.
Denton Covers Denton 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton As potential annoyingly self-congratulatory as this concept might seem, it's actually looking like it should be a good show. Denton, as we all know, has been at the receiving end of some pretty flattering words from the national music press of late, and this experiment, in which Brent Best, The Heelers, Ryan Thomas Becker, Deep Snapper and Starhead are re-interpretting their favorite Denton-spawned classic tunes, should make for an interesting listen.
...and now I'm off to see Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price at Wilie's Place in Carl's Corner for the evening. If there are any other show you wanna get the word out about, feel free to drop a comment. --Pete Freedman