OK, so yesterday it was almost exclusively about Fort Worth. I wasn’t able to make it out to AllGood, but I hope everyone in Dallas was there. Heck, who needs Fort Worth when you have Fishing For Comets and Chris Holt? Tonight, the choices are more plentiful within Dallas city limits. I give you three good choices for shows; go see at least one.
• Opening Bell Coffee is one of my absolute favorite hangouts in this city. I love it so much that I’m holding a musical showcase there on December 29th. I’ll announce more details on Monday, I promise. In the meantime, you can go there tonight to see Sarah Jaffe, Smile Smile, and Casey Shock with Christmas Belles. It’s an impressive lineup; almost as impressive as the lineup I’m planning. Just kidding. Sort of.
• Maren Morris is holding her CD Release Party for All That It Takes tonight at Club Dada. She goes on at 9:30, and will be followed by one of my new favorites, Somebody’s Darling. Jevette follows, and the lovely and talented Anna Proctor will close the evening. I am not familiar with the music of Jevette, but I can tell you that Anna is worth sticking around for until the bar closes down.
• Tonight at Sons of Hermann Hall, The Hundred Inevitables will be playing an all too rare show. I hear a lot of people compare them to Big Star, and I’m not totally sure I agree with the comparison. Here’s what I will say: if you like power-pop music that knows how to rock, you will fall in love with Hundred Inevitables. Everyone’s favorite instrumental band, Shibboleth, opens up the show.
And not a single show in Fort Worth among the bunch. Hey, it works for me.