35 Denton and Spillover Announce Their Final Lineups and Leon Bridges Drops A New Single.
For the second straight day, the whole Dallas-Fort Worth region is almost completely shut down — all thanks to a small amount of sleet.
Of course, we're not really ones to talk, as we're currently type this from the bunker (read: bedroom) that we've refused to leave since Sunday afternoon.
We're far from the only ones affected by #ThunderSleet2015, though. Over at DFW International Airport last night, travelers found themselves stranded when several flights were cancelled. Among them? One Erykah Badu, who was trying to get out to Los Angeles. And why not? We hear the weather is currently beautiful out there. Anyway, CBS 11's Steve Pickett was reporting live from the scene, which attracted the attention of the known live broadcast crasher, who gave her mom a shout out.
Here's that clip again, in case you missed it.
Yes, winter cancellations are real. Here's another example of this phenomenon: Karaoke Carmen — who recently ended her 12-year run at East Dallas dive The Goat and relocated her Sunday night residency to Adair's — was set to start up a second Deep Ellum weekly tonight at Sons of Hermann Hall. Alas, that's now been postponed to next Tuesday, March 3. Per Carmen, when she does make her first Sons appearance, it'll run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and be funded entirely based on donations. Meaning? Tip money talks — er, sings, as it were — and she'll (perhaps) ease up a tad on her famously entertaining autocratic tendencies.
Speaking of karaoke: That's also the theme of Pearl Earl's new video for “Karaoke Superstar,” which the Denton indie rockers released last Wednesday. Check it out.
Sticking in Denton, the city's flagship fest, 35 Denton, officially released its full lineup and schedule, including daytime programming earlier today, which you can leisurely peruse here or watch fly by in the video below.
Likewise, Dallas' own SXSW spillover fest — called Spillover Fest, naturally — also released its full lineup. Among the most notable names included in this final announce are the local or locally-tied Mystery Skulls, Young Ejecta and Son of Stan. Tickets are currently available here.
Of course, if you're a fast enough cyclist, you can always get into Dallas' most interesting fest for free. Parade of Flesh and Transit Bicycle Company announced they'll be teaming up for a bike race on March 7, where riders can win tickets to the fest and gear from Spillover performers, among other things. Proceeds — collected in the form entry fees — will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank. Find more info on that here.
Keeping on the festival trip, the Dallas Music District Festival has now confirmed 19 acts that'll be appearing at its inaugural event this May 16-17. Somebody's Darling, Leopold & His Fiction, Jessie Frye, Un Chien, Dome Dwellers and LEV are some of the most recent adds to the lineup, the rest of which can be found here.
Moving on: Dallas continues to keep blazing past peak venue at full speed with the announcement of new Downtown venue Thee Theater, which is set to open in March. We don't know much about the place of yet, other than it'll be located at 2208 Main St, just on the other side of Central Expressway from Deep Ellum and that early bookings include beatmakers Gents & Jawns on Friday, March 13, and Riff Raff on Tuesday, March 24. Tickets to those shows are available here.
In new music news, a third Leon Bridges MP3 has finally surfaced, once again making its premiere via Gorilla vs Bear. The Jessie Ware-approved “Lisa Sawyer” is another Sam Cooke-esque soul ballad that'll appear on Bridges' debut LP for Columbia later this summer. Check it out.
Even silkier is the sensual new slow jam from 20-year-old Dallas-based newcomer Danny Cainco, “In My Bed.” You can stream it below. Just a heads up, though: You might want to go ahead and pop a prophylactic on in advance. A video for the song is set to drop tomorrow, too.
Meanwhile, newlywed Denton musicians Petra Kelly and Matt Shasteen used their snow day lockdown as an excuse to record a new cover tune. Somehow, the pair managed to take '70s Finnish duo Armmi ja Danny's cheeseball disco anthem — and 2006 Internet meme — “I Wanna Love You Tender” and flip it on its folky head.
Also? In conjunction with his Spillover announce, Mystery Skulls also released a video for his track “Magic” — y'know, one of the two songs from his 2014 LP that features Nile Rodgers and Brandy. Here's that very expensive-looking one.
Another local expat with that dropped a new video this week includes Lower Dens, whose “To Die in L.A.” clip also serves as a preview to the band's Escape From Evil LP that'll come out on March 31. In the meantime, you can watch it below.
Similarly, The Birds of Night's new Matt Ryan-directed, Double Wide-shot clip for “Dark” is a welcome preview of the band's upcoming self-titled LP, which earns its release on April 21. Check it out.
The last new clip of the week comes from A.Dd+'s Slim Gravy, whose spontaneous bit of stoner rap, “Coming Down,” also features T r e Z and Acid Jesus. Puff, puff and press play below.
Finally, let's end this week's notes with some quick hits: Former KDGE radio personality Mark Schectman, will count down his favorite music videos all TRL-style at a March 5 event at Three Links where Larry g(EE) will also premiere a new music video; Kixpo will present an album release show for Mga-Czar and Tunk's new effort this Friday, February 27, at Texas Theatre; and Lupe Fiasco will perform a new song produced by Symbolyc One and his teenage son VohnBeatz on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, February 25.
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