DSR Is Riding High 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, 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. Check out our previous Buzz Rankings here.
Between Untapped, Homegrown and a handful of other big ticket events set to go down, it's looking like it's gonna be a busy weekend here North Texas.
And not to be overlooked in all this craziness is the Dirty South Rydaz reunion show at Trees tomorrow night.
The comeback show comes on the heels of a handful of newly-released tracks and a brand new music video that we premiered earlier this week. Once the biggest thing in Dallas hip-hop, this weekend's show should be pretty packed — enough, anyway, to earn DSR its second-ever trip to the top of our weekly local music power rankings.
And, naturally, those other big weekend events were big players in the rest of this week's rankings, too. Playing main support at Saturday's Homegrown Festival, for instance, helped earn the Old 97's the No. 2 spot. And other Homegrown acts — Sealion, Bobby Patterson, Oil Boom and The Orbans — each did rather well, too.
Similarly, Untapped performers Doug Burr and Telegraph Canyon each managed to crack this week's Top 30 as well.
Meanwhile, after holding down the top spot in each of the past two weeks, Leon Bridges dropped down to No. 3, although his addition the Austin City Limits lineup and opening turn at this weekend's Lord Huron show at South Side Ballroom are not to be discounted in the slightest. Bridges, it seems, just keeps on buzzing.
Elsewhere: Sad Cops, Black Swan, Brandon Fxrd, Reagan James and Azalea Project were featured in a piece about impressive high school musicians; Power Trip rocked a DIY space; Dove Hunter and Jetta in the Ghost Tree released new albums; Madison King and Rhett Miller released a new video; and Drakulas and Radioactivity debuted new singles.
(Also receiving votes this week: Street Arabs, Bummer Vacation, The Azalea Project, Toy Gun, TEAM*, Chucho, SuperSonic Lips, Vandoliers, Black Swan, The Birds of Night, Brandon Fxrd, Sam Lao, Reagan James, Zane Williams, Tony Ferraro, iill, Lord Byron, Pearl Earl, Hagfish, Kaela Sinclair, Zhora, The Orange, The House Harkonnen, Lily Taylor, The Demigs, Jonathan Tyler, Gollay, Cashmir, Bang Angels.)