The Granada Theater's not the only venue around town celebrating an anniversary this week: On Saturday night in Deep Ellum, Trees will celebrate its own one-year anniversary. Tough to believe that it was just a year ago that the venue re-opened, but, hey, time flies.
And the venue will be celebrating the same way it opened, with a performance from the DOMAXXII-winning Fair to Midland. Opening up are Otep, Moving Atlas, The Phuss and American Mantra. But, see, here's the kicker: For all attendees 21 and up, this show's just $1 to attend. Minors will be charged $10.
On a more solemn note, our condolences go out to all of Ace McNeely's family and friends, who will be celebrating his life in a memorial concert featuring a handful of McNeely's closest friends at City Tavern on Saturday night. Ace played a big role in the Dallas music community--most notably as bassist for Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos, and as City Tavern's sound guy.
And now, on to some other noteworthy shows we mentioned this week.
On Friday, City Tavern will have local spaghetti western heroes Monco Poncho along with Sean Russell, and Eleven Hundred Springs will be at Lola's in crazy Fort Worth. And at Superpages.com Center, The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival will have Korn, Rob Zombie and Lamb Of God along with many more of those hard rock acts the kids love so much.
On Saturday, Airline will play their final show with the help of The Orbans at Double Wide, Spooky Folk, Writer, and Matthew Gray will be peforming at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, and Doug Burr will celebrate the release of O Ye Devastator on vinyl at Good Records with some help from Birds & Batteries.
On Sunday, La Grange will have The Charming Gardeners performing in Deep Ellum, and on Lower Greenville Ave., at The Cavern, Ricki Derek will be doing his Sinatra thing.
More of this weekend's shows after the jump.
Birds & Batteries, Roy Robertson, Spooky Folk
Friday, August 13, at Andy's Basement Bar & Grill
Subservient Experiment, which can be found in our blogroll, just turned two years old. And to celebrate, they're throwing this show at Andy's with the most popular San Francisco band in Dallas, Birds & Batteries.
Deadman, The Cartwrights, Hunter Hendrickson
Friday, August 13, at The Kessler Theatre
It's no secret that the folks over at The Kessler Theatre love Dallas Americana veterans Deadman. And While Deadman's been around for a while, blues wiz-kid Hunter Hendrickson is earning rave reviews despite just getting his start.
Jackson Browne, David Lindley
Friday, August 13, at Verizon Theatre
Jackson Browne might be an old guy, and his songs might have reached their peak in popularity decades ago, but that doesn't mean he can't still pull off moving performances. Timeless songs like "Against The Wind" and "These Days" will no doubt be pulled from the singer/songwriter's deep discography.
The Beaten Sea, The Uglysuit, Constant Seas, Ella Minnow
Saturday, August 14, at The Prophet Bar
This Beaten Sea have the ability to make their shows solemn and fun at the same time. It's a bit like going to church--only there's hipsters and beer there.
Geezer, Grey Skull, Secret Ghost Champion
Saturday, August 14, at The Aardvark
First there was Weener. Then Tweezer. Now we welcome the newest edition to a long line of local Weezer cover bands: Geezer.
Saturday, August 14, at Billy Bob's Texas
Impossible to go wrong by attending this show.
Record Hop, Matthew & The Arrogant Sea, Regina Chellew, Pinkish Black
Saturday, August 14, at The Kessler Theatre
Denton takes over Oak Cliff. Two of Denton's critical darlings of the last decade perform in Oak Cliff's newest venue. There is quite a contrast between Record Hop's hard rock and Matthew & The Arrogant Sea's more mellow indie sound, but whatever.
...and that's it from us. We hope you have a great weekend, and we'll see you back here on Monday. Oh, and feel free to post anything we might have missed in the comments.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.