One Last Blowout At The Annex House.
Much as we kind of hate casually tossing the oft-misused term “scene” around, anyone trying to prove just how strong the local music landscape is becoming need look no further than the many stellar all-local lineups happening all over town tonight alone. There's something for everyone — from honky-tonkers to hip-hoppers, roots-rockers to house-partiers. If you've haven't paid much attention to Dallas music in the past, tonight's a great time to start.
The Final Annex House Show (9 p.m.)
The residents of the Annex House (1207 Annex Avenue) have thrown some pretty epic house shows over the years. They're finally moving out, though, and have decided to have one last hurrah. Pretty good excuse to make this last one count, no? The lineup includes Spookeasy, Darstar, Rocketarm, Sealion, and Colab. (BYOB)
A.Dd+ at Dada
Aside from the headlinders — a.k.a. the clear number one hip-hop group in town — GalleryCat, The Mohicans, Quez will also perform on this all-local bill. In fact, this bill's so choice, it feels like it was tailor-made just for us. Either that or the promoters were inspired by a Playlister P set late one night.
Clothes Encounters Pop-Up Shop
Remember that temporary clothes shop at 4444 Abbott Avenue that we mentioned yesterday? Today's the last day it'll be around for several months.
Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday with The Sun .45's at La Grange
Grant Jones and The Pistol Grip Lassos may be the technical headliners of this mostly local country-tinged bill, but the Fort Worth supergroup The Sun .45's have assembled to play a very special Johnny Cash tribute set in celebration of what would have been his 80th birthday. Personal favorites Convoy and the Cattlemen and Austin's These Mad Dogs of Glory are also playing.
Have Gun Will Travel at City Tavern
This Florida outfit toe the line between indie-pop and roots-rock just about as well as anybody. Think Wilco-meets-Death Cab.
Reptar at Prophet Bar
Exuberant afro-flavored electro-pop specifically engineered to ensure the maximum amount of dancing.
Blackstone Rangers, The Diamond Age and Moon at Double Wide
A grimy, oddball collection of heavily electronic offerings fill out yet another all-local bill. And, if you head out to Double Wide, you're bound to run into a local band member or two — y'know what with it being the Cheers of the local scene and all.