Friday, February 1, 2008

Donate Some Clothes, See Some Shows

This weekend is a crazy weekend filled with too many good shows for me to let another day go by without writing. Yes, this weekend is filled with great bands and shows, and I’m going to get to the shows shortly. However, there’s one show in particular that deserves your attention.

Pikahsso from the rap super-group PPT is having a birthday party at Space. Yes, he wants you to bring gifts. No, they’re not for him. He is asking you to bring coats, shoes, gloves, hats, and other articles of clothing to donate to the homeless. So you know that coat that’s hanging in the back of your closet? You know the one I’m talking about. It’s the one you haven’t worn in years that’s just collecting dust. Bring that and any other used articles of clothing to Space. You’ll be giving to a good cause while celebrating the birthday of a good man. Oh, and did I mention that there will be live music? Money Waters, The Boondox, Original Soul, DDC & Epix, and Romio No E will be playing, along with the one and only PPT. I’m sure they’ll be busting out a lot of stuff from the upcoming Denglish album, an album that I’m hoping will put Dallas on the hip-hop map. If anyone can do it, it’s these three guys.

Okay, now onto your other options for this Friday:

Boys Named Sue (Allgood Café)
If it’s the first Friday of the month, you can count on Boys Named Sue playing the “redneck Happy Hour” at Allgood Café. But you knew that already, didn’t you? If somehow you’ve never made it out, change that. You’ll be glad you did.

Somebody’s Darling (Sue Ellen’s)
From Boys Named Sue to the club Sue Ellen’s… quite a transition. I don’t hear about Sue Ellen’s hosting live music very often, but they’re starting the month with one of my favorite new bands, Somebody’s Darling, and wrapping it up with another fave of mine, Fishing For Comets. Perhaps this could be the start of a cool trend here.

Budapest One, The cut*off, Zest of Yore, The Scene Girls (Lola’s)
I could go on and on about the cut*off, about how they’re one of the best bands in Dallas, how I can’t wait until their CD Packaged Up for Beginners come out, and so on. Instead, I want to focus on Budapest One. Keith Killoren and Chad Stockslager have been so busy with both The Drams and The King Bucks that their original band, Budapest One, almost never plays anymore. Budapest One did play a benefit show in December, and I believe that was their first show since 2006. For those who missed it, now is your chance to redeem yourself.

Hard Night’s Day and… (Club Dada)
Here’s the thing: Hard Night’s Day is the only band I’m certain that’s playing at Dada tonight. Some sources say that Flat People are playing tonight; other sources that it will be Fruitcake-Superbeing. Who knows, maybe both are on the bill? Either way, I recommend both bands, so either way you’re in for a treat.

I don’t have the time to discuss Saturday at the moment, so check in tomorrow for your options Saturday evening.

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