Concert Reviews

KXT's Summer Cut at Gexa Suffered from the Same Problems as the Station Itself

KXT Summer Cut With Death Cab for Cutie, Iron & Wine, Hold Steady Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas Friday, August 15, 2014

At the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X boulevards sits the Dallas MLK Center, where on Friday, six days after Missouri teenager Michael Brown was killed, residents of Dallas gathered to hold a candlelight vigil. It was here that I found myself at 6 p.m. standing amongst a crowd in the shadow of a statue of Dr. King observing a moment of silence in the 100-degree heat.

Times are heavy in America, particularly in Missouri, but there in the heat and silence I realized we're closer to each other than we think. Around me stood people of varied race, all here to show support for each other, to show that while the division exists, we can come together. Unfortunately, a mile away at the Gexa Energy Pavilion, the division never felt stronger.

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Jaime-Paul Falcon