Dallas alt-pop band The Crash That Took Me doesn't have much in common with Memphis country-rocking act Lucero, but both have albums that will get the full listening-party treatment at Deep Ellum dive bars tonight.
Adair's Saloon will play Lucero's 1372 Overton Park, which was released today, at 8 p.m. tonight. Later, less than a mile over on Commerce, the Double Wide will be the host of a Beauner Jamz set that will include an 11 p.m. listen to Chlorine Colored Eyes, The Crash That Took Me's follow-up to Orchestrated Kaleidescopes. The new album is due out November 10 on Idol Records--and Beauner Jamz, by the way, is the name of TCTTM guitarist Beau Wagner's DJ night.
Oddly enough, this won't be the last time the two acts square off locally--although, next time, it will be a lot trickier to manage both in the same night: The Crash That Took Me's official CD release show will take place on November 7 at Sons of Hermann Hall
with Telegraph Canyon and Stereo Is A Lie. Meanwhile, the saloon-friendly Lucero plays that same night at the Longhorn Saloon in Fort Worth, followed the next day with a set at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.
Update: Just heard from the folks at Spune Productions. At one time, Telegraph Canyon was asked to play the show, but, turns out, the band will actually be in Portland, Oregon, that night as part of its west coast tour.