It's hard to beat a warm spring night at The Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff. The sun beginning its descent toward the horizon, artistic director Jeff Liles tossing around a football out front and maybe even a band playing some impromptu songs on the front patio. Just about the only thing missing is a barbecue. Well, that's exactly what happened last Friday as the Deathray Davies warmed up for their show with Chomsky and Sealion, and the folks at GlobeTrek Productions were there to get all of it on film for the latest installment of our busking series.
The Deathrays have been around now for a decade and a half, and they make for pretty excellent busking candidates. Stripping down their sound to an acoustic and an electric guitar and a kick drum, singer John Dulfilho's fuzzed-out portable mic somehow seems like the perfect tool to start up a spur-of-the-moment concert on the sidewalk.
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The setup makes the two songs they perform, "They Stuck Me in a Box in the Ground Part 4" and "The Medication's Gone," which have rather happy themes, sound especially jaunty. It's a loose, fun performance, the first song of which is actually done in the back parking lot near load-in, before they transfer out to the front entrance.
So pull up a chair and join in the fun.
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