Watch Tennis Hold Court Tonight At Dada.
Even with the spectacle that is sure to incur as The Polyphonic Spree and their hoards of fans try to cram themselves into the limited confines of Lola's Saloon in Fort Worth, there are still plenty of worthy sights and sounds in Dallas tonight for those weary of making the Cowtown trek. A Brit-pop icon performs tonight at the Granada and up-and-coming indie-pop duo holds things down at Dada. Oh, and Yelp gives its users yet another incentive to check out the Prophet Bar's weekly Wednesday night jams.
Wednesday Night Jam at Prophet Bar
RC & The Gritz — better known as Erykah Badu's backing band — hold a jam session every Wednesday night at the Prophet Bar. Because this week is also Yelp's Passport to Deep Ellum, folks that check into the bar tonight on their Yelp app and tell the bartenders about it will receive 20 percent off their tabs.
Nick Lowe at Granada Theater
Send-ups of artists like David Bowie and The Jackson 5 on his '78 debut album Jesus of Cool would have earned Brit-pop icon Nick Lowe an entire career's worth of indie-cred. Add in songs penned like “(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding?” and credits on Elvis Costello's first five albums, and it's easy to see how this 63-year-old performer has found audiences many decades his junior.
24-Hour Video Race screenings at The Angelika
Entrants of the 24-Hour Video Race wrote, filmed and edited five-minute short films in an allotted 24-hour period, focusing on a “going green” theme while using a closet, a fortune cookie and the line “I don't know, what do you think?” somewhere in the dialog. A handful of said entrants will be screened tonight.
Tennis at Dada
After graduating college a few years ago, the husband/wife indie-pop duo Tennis spent seven months in a boat sailing up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Their first release after settling back down was a breezy beach-pop full-length that capitalized heavily on the lo-fi elements that help them sound both retro and extremely current all at once. Despite enlisting Black Keys' Patrick Carney to help with the follow-up record they released this February, the duo still sounds as beachy as ever.
Polyphonic Spree at Lola's Saloon
Earlier this year, we kind of wondered how a band the size of The Polyphonic Spree was going to fit on stage the size of the one in Sons of Hermann Hall, a venue much smaller than those they typically perform in. The answer, as it turned out, involved frontman Tim DeLaughter spending much of his time commanding his band from the floor amongst his throngs of fans. Then, a couple of months later they repeated the undersized venue gimmick at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton. Tonight, they complete the trifecta at Lola's Saloon in Fort Worth, perhaps the smallest of the three venues.