Maybe this is just the shot in the arm -- or kick in the prog-metal balls -- Deep Ellum needs: On October 6, Fair to Midland's scheduled to perform at the Crowdus Street Music Festival, otherwise known as the Texas-OU after-party. Guess it's not new news necessarily; FtM's appearance has been known for a few weeks, at least, so thanks to the band's publicist for the breaking-news release last night. But we do have ticket info, which is nice. If you're going. And you should. If that's what you're into. Ain't no Coachella, but still. Speaking of, look out below. --Robert Wilonsky
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