Rockers vs. Mods, Big Folkin' Festival and This Weekend's Shows

This weekend marks the sixth year of Rockers vs. Mods, "a tribute to the 1960's British rivalry between the Mods & Rockers," according to the event's website. It happens over three days at different locations (so you can ride your motorcycle or scooter, duh) and will feature performances from several local acts, including the following.

On Friday at Bryan Street Tavern, The Gorehounds will perform. On Saturday at The Foundry, it's Sleezy Mancini, The Black Dotz, Missile, and The Boom Boom Box.

Carrie Rodriguez, Michael Henry Tillman
Friday, March 30, at The Kessler Theater

Sips and Sounds, the name of the event Carrie Rodriguez and Michael Henry Tillman are playing tonight at the Kessler, will feature a sampling of booze and food from a handful of Oak Cliff restaurants. Violinist and singer Rodriguez will provide a country and rock soundtrack for the event.

Green River Ordinance
Friday, March 30, at House of Blues

Tonight at House of Blues, Fort Worth pop-rock act Green River Ordinance will release Under Fire, their first record in three years.

Hormones, Binary Sunrise, George Quartz, Romp Almighty
Friday, March 30, at Dada

This is a pretty interesting bill, featuring Binary Sunrise, a band that once played in the area two or three times a week, and George Quartz, who is more or less a performance artist. Binary has slowed down with the shows, which leads one to believe that they'll have new material to perform.

Better Than Something
Friday through Monday at Texas Theatre

This film about troubled punk rock genius Jay Reatard will be playing all weekend at Texas Theatre.

Big Folkin' Festival
Saturday, March 31, at The Prophet Bar

Good lord what a name. The folks at BFF hope to dispel the myth that folk music is only for hippies at campsites. Local acts Telegraph Canyon, The O's, Whiskey Folk Ramblers and about 20 more bands will perform, and, according to the event's press release, "hippie influence [will be] minimized and all drum circles will be squarely eliminated."

Doobie Brothers
Saturday, March 31, at The Hilton Anatole Hotel

Unfortunately, this is billed as a private event benefiting Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County. But if I know my Doobie Brothers fans (I do not), you guys can finagle yourselves into just about anything.

John Gold, Salim Nourallah
Saturday, March 31, at Lola's Saloon

Not sure who John Gold is. The music on his site is sunny and poppy, which is nice. There is an interesting off comment from the self-written bio on his page, which mentions he had a song written for him by Harry Nilsson. Sounds made up, but who knows. Go for Salim, stay for John Gold.

Vanessa Williams
Saturday, March 31, at Fair Park Music Hall

I used to have a crush on Vanessa Williams as a kid. That is all.

...and that's it from us. Have a great weekend and we'll see you back here on Monday.

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