Larry g(EE) Played His Cards Right This Week.
Each week, we take a survey of the local music scene and try to determine which acts in town are really putting in work and seeing it pay off. Which bands have the most intriguing shows coming up? Which bands are getting the most press around town? Which bands have accomplished the most notable feats of late? Based off these criteria, three of our music writers submit a list to be weighted and compiled into a master list revealed each week in this here space. We like to think it's fairly revealing.
Thanks to a strong-to-quite-strong performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this past Monday night, Larry g(EE) and Co. find themselves atop our buzz rankings list for the first time ever this week. Deservedly so: Larry and his plus-sized band performed the songs “Yo Mamma,” and “Camera Phone” during their national television debut, and sounded great while doing so
Then, the very next night, the seven-time buzz rankings champion Sarah Jaffe continued North Texas' late-night television dominance with a Kimmel performance of her own. Jaffe's performance even warranted its very own watching party at Sundown at Granada.
Long story short: Jimmy Kimmel loves Dallas.
And, hey, he should. Things are good right now.
Jaffe's guitarist, Robert Gomez, will be performing selections of his own recently-released concept album Severance Songs tomorrow night at Dan's Silverleaf. Rap duo (and four-time buzz rankings toppers) A.Dd+ announced their long anticipated DiveHiFlyLo mixtape would be released in January. Orbans frontman Peter Black released word that physical copies of volumes one and two of his Heads Many Hands project would be available by February of next year.
Yes, there are good days indeed.
Well, unless you're Wee-Beasties frontman Richard Haskins. His band doesn't have any new releases or big shows to speak, but his name showed up in the papers nonetheless. Earlier this week, Haskins gave a full confession to police officers after attempting to rob a Denton bank.
Though he didn't make off with any cash, he still sits in Denton County Jail on $25,000 for his efforts just the same.
Crime doesn't pay, kids. Unless you're looking for some buzz.
(Also receiving votes this week: Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights, Ynfynyt Scroll, Pageantry, Hanna Barbarians, Neo-Safari, Bethan, Burning Hotels, Oil Boom, Mary Walker, Unconscious Collective, The Blurries, Chambers, Hope Trust, The Will Callers, The Beaten Sea, J. Rhodes, Daniel Hart, Hudson Moore, Bobby Sessions, Atomic Tanlines, The O's, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, New Science Projects, Tunk, Missile, Doug Funnie, Fungi Girls, AiR Deejay, Centro-Matic, Rodney Parker and 50 Peso Reward, Sir Name and the Janes, Denim Wonder.)