Big K.R.I.T., Gomez, Katie Herzig and the Rest of Your Weekend
Friday, February 24, at Dada
A.Dd+ just finished with a Texas tour, supporting headliners like Chingo Bling and Paul Wall. But now that they're back in town, they'll be taking over Dada tonight. It's a good way to start a solid weekend of hip-hop in Deep Ellum.
JT Habersaat, Mike Wiebe, Billy Milano, Mack Lindsay
Friday, February 24, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
It's rare to see a comedy show at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, and even rarer to see one with local punk legend Mike Wiebe. The former Riverboat Gamblers frontman is apparently now a comedian.
Kwentin Kadane, Rocketarm, Darstar, Sealion, Colab
Friday, February 24, at Annex House
It's the end of an era. The original Annex Housers moved on long ago, which is why shows at the house venue have been so sparse over the last year or so. This show, however, is officially the end. And the lineup is actually pretty good.
Saturday, February 25, at Palladium Ballroom
British indie-pop group Gomez has gone from being hip and new since the release of their debut Bring It On in 1998, to being at times mundane veterans of the game. They're making yet another push here in the States, but I can't imagine their crowd at Palladium to be even half-full.
The Demigs, Darstar, How's My Driving
Saturday, February 25, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
If your fortune reads that you'll end up at a good show tomorrow night, chances are you'll be drawn by this tarot card show poster to Rubber Gloves, where The Demigs, Darstar and How's My Driving are playing.
Katie Herzig, Sandra McCracken, Jessie Frye
Saturday, February 25, at Dada
Katie Herzig and Sandra McCracken represent a new crop of up-and-coming singer-songwriters out of Nashville. Herzig's approach is more a whimsical indie-pop, while McCracken's is more somber Americana.
The Hope Trust, End Times Spasm Band, The Tontons
Saturday, February 25, at Double Wide
Speaking of somber Americana, Denton's The Hope Trust are making a rare Dallas appearance at Double Wide. Should make for a good show, as their 2011 album Light Can't Escape was a solid effort.
Saturday, February 25, at Billy Bob's Texas
The thrill is gone but the concertgoers keep coming.
...and that's it from us. Have a great weekend and we'll see you back here on Monday.