Get Slain By The Slaughterhouse Four At Trees.
Obviously, the biggest event in the area these next few days is that little festival going on in Denton — one in which over 230 bands will be performing. Maybe you've heard of it? For those of us not looking forward to the hour drive to and from the Little d, not willing to shell out the cash for a wristband or just not wanting to brave what looks like will be inclement weather, there are still some decent music options in Dallas, though, including performances from a rap supergroup and a popular electro-pop duo.
Slaughterhouse at Trees
Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5'9″ initially joined forces with Joe Budden on his 2008 mixtape Halfway House on a track called “Slaughterhouse.” With the success of that song and their undeniable chemistry, the foursome decided to make the collaboration a more frequent thing, deciding to call their group Slaughterhouse, too.
Night one of the 35 Denton festival
Say what you will about the supercilious nature of Denton's music community the rest of the year, but for four days in the spring that community really does shine. Check out our list of recommended bands to catch at the festival tonight here.
Kevin Brown at Hyena's
Kevin Brown is about a generic a name as they come. More likely, you know him as Dot Com from NBC's 30 Rock.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Rio Room
In live settings, this Detroit-based electronic duo incorporates costume changes, instrument switching, and typically some pretty cool stage visuals into their sets as well to keep their live shows loads more entertaining than simply watching a DJ playing tracks off his laptop. This appearance, however, is just a DJ set. Oh well. Fun fact: Daniel Zott, the curly-haired half of the duo is also the frontman for the band in those freecreditreport.com commercials. True story.
Free wine tasting at Cork
Until recently, the bonarda was the most planted grape varietal in Argentina, but it seems here in the States that the malbec is a much more well-known wine. This evening at Cork, they're doing free bonarda tastings. And for white wine drinkers they're doing a pinot blanc as well.
Jenny Owen Youngs at Dada
For college, this New Jersey native attended the then little-known university SUNY-Purchase along with fellow classmates and future stars Regina Spektor, Adam Green, Kimya Dawson, and Langhorne Slim among others. Those New York anti-folk leanings shine through in her work, especially in her most popular track “Fuck Was I”.
Marni for H&M hits stores
Dallas has been selected as one of the select locations to carry the new line of Marni for H&M merch. Prices will range from $10 for small accessories to $200 for some outerwear items. Expect some lines at NorthPark Center, for sure.