Morrissey to Play SMU Campus; Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli and Mos Def to DJ Prophet Bar

Got a couple of interesting and pertinent show announcement notes to pass along today, outside of our usual Wednesday sharing.

The biggest of them is, indeed, quite big: Two years after playing Dallas' Palladium Ballroom, Morrissey is returning to town for a gig at Southern Methodist University's much-smaller McFarlin Auditorium on Thursday, November 17. The show comes as part of just a handful of dates the former Smiths leader will play in the states; the bulk of his tour, as should perhaps be expected, will find Moz performing south of the border. Prices for the show have not yet been announced, but don't expect access to this fairly intimate affair to come cheaply when tickets go on sale on Friday, September 9, via Ticketmaster.

If cheap's what you're looking for, this is a far better option: The folks at The Double Wide are taking a cue from the record-selling industry with an upcoming show, asking potential attendees to simply pay what they want -- as much or as little -- in order to gain access to a show. The show in question here is a Pale Horse, Roomsounds and Tweed EQ gig taking place at the Deep Ellum venue on Saturday, September 10. Get your tickets here; depending on how much you pay, it could be a great take. Plus, both Pale Horse and Tweed EQ are offering free download to the folks who buy tickets to the show in advance, so there's that.

Lastly, while hanging out at the Prophet Bar last night for what is still the best weekly event in town -- the hip-hop, R&B, jazz and funk fusion jam session helmed by Erykah Badu musical director R.C. Williams -- Williams hipped us to a pretty cool deal happening at the event next week.

According to Williams, he's already confirmed his event as the official after-party for the Wednesday, September 7, show at the House of Blues from the semi-legendary hip-hop crew Black Star (Talib Kweli and Mos Def).

Meaning? Both Kweli and Mos Def -- and, Williams promises, their close friend Erykah Badu -- will be stopping by the jam session to DJ and possibly even perform after their House of Blues show is done. Cover charge for the jam session usually runs $10. So, y'know, now you know.

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Pete Freedman
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