We have to say, The BAcksliders may be Dallas' most relentless self-promoters (they're also relentless proponents of awkward capitalization). Not only did they send us copies of their debut full-length and recently released pink vinyl 45; they sent them to every writer on staff -- even Matt Pulle. We soon discovered, however, that the band is best experienced live, because you can't hear Kim Pendleton's racy attire, and greasy garage-soul numbers like "If I Could Wait" just don't translate to CDs and MySpace players.
Fortunately you'll have a prime chance to see for yourself Saturday night, when the BAcksliders -- complete with a baby on board, no less -- bring their Southern-fried rock and roll to Sons of Hermann Hall for a show with Austin's excellent Brothers and Sisters (who we've mentioned before) and former Dallas mainstay Reed Easterwood, back in town from New Mexico for a rare solo gig. If you couldn't swing the $65 to see Jerry Lee Lewis tonight, consider this $10 bill a Killer alternative. --Noah W. Bailey
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