Kacey Musgraves Teams With Leon Bridges On New Christmas Album, And Untapped Reveals Its Headliners.
Now that cooler temperatures are in sight, the fall festivals have started rolling out their lineups.
The latest of these is Untapped‘s fifth Dallas show, which will span three stages in Fair Park on Saturday, November 12. When it does, headliners will include TV On The Radio, Gogol Bordello, Kaleo, Bishop Briggs, Adia Victoria and Bassh, with some additional local bands to be announced once the Ninkasi Last Band Standing series wraps up in a couple weeks. To that end, you might want to check the bands battling it out in those weekly shows for a hint as to what other names might be getting added here soon. Tickets will be available here.
You can also bet there’ll be plenty of local beer flowing at The Rustic‘s just-announced Texas-OU Weekend blowout. On October 7, the Uptown joint is hosting a full day’s lineup of free performances from headliners Black Joe Lewis, Margo Price, Whiskey Shivers, Rise & Shine and several others TBA. While entry will be free, special VIP tickets, which include free food and access to a private bar, can be snagged here.
Also no stranger to big shows is Miranda Lambert. The recent recipient of Academy of Country Music‘s inaugural Merle Haggard Spirit Award has just been put on vocal rest, causing her to cancel the final three Texas shows of her current tour. In the meantime, you can still hear Lambert sing away via the new video for “Vice,” the first single off her new album set to release later this year.
Meanwhile, her fellow East Texas country star Kacey Musgraves is releasing an album later this year, too — and a Christmas album at that. A Very Kacey Christmas is set to include eight classic covers and four originals, one of which was co-written by Leon Bridges. The Quebe Sisters and Willie Nelson are also set to appear. Enjoy the teaser below ahead of its October 28 release.
Next up, a couple more videos featuring a few more badass ladies.
Lower Dens is back with a follow-up single to last year’s To Die in L.A. album, which comes with a Cody Critcheloe-directed, VHS-flavored clip. Says LD frontwoman Jana Hunter via a press release: “Initially, I wrote ‘Real Thing’ with my friend, musician Arthur Bates. Arthur and I have had a very long, intense, chaotic and very close friendship. He’s also been a major influence on me personally and artistically. I love him. When we’re together, the air is full of intense melancholy, reckless abandon, and a very goofy kind of dark humor. Somehow in our years of knowing each other we’d never written a real song together. We got together specifically for that purpose, in Houston, the town where we met, and wrote this song in about an hour. The lyrics were inspired by an advice column in an old copy of Oui magazine I found in Arthur’s apartment. The woman writing in to the column seemed genuinely torn between her love for her husband and her desire to fuck around. I find that kind of selfishness entirely relatable, the kind of thing all of us know about ourselves and find nearly impossible to admit.”
Then, over the weekend, Sarah Jaffe opened a couple shows for Cyndi Lauper, including the September 11 one at Houston’s Revention Music Center. Not just the warm-up act, Jaffe also joined Lauper onstage for the encore performance of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” which you can catch some fan-shot footage of below.
Finally, yet another kickass female performer — Demi Lovato — told CBS Sunday Morning she’s so grateful of the time she spent at Los Angeles’ CAST Centers in 2011 while recovering from bullemia and depression-related issues that she’s bought into the facility as one of its new part owners.
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