There's a lot of stuff here, so let's just get straight to it:
Salim Nourallah & The Noise/The Slack/Solly/Flat People (Sons of Hermann Hall)
Marc Solomon has been keeping so busy with Zounds Sounds that he has not done many shows with his current band, Solly. Mr. Solomon breaks away from teaching the kiddos long enough to celebrate his upcoming CD. I haven't heard the new CD yet, but if it's anything like his previous effort, Get It Wrong, It's Alright, expect to hear lots of Cheap Trick influence with a slightly harder rock edge to it, and expect it to be fun. Also, expect this whole night to be a great show, as there are no weak links on this lineup.
Macon Greyson (Adair's)
Did you read my review of 20th Century Accidents yet? Just read the review and let that be the argument for seeing this show.
Tejas Brothers/100 Damned Guns/Boys Named Sue (The Cavern)
OK, pay close attention. There is no cover tonight at The Cavern. You heard me right. This should be of interest to all country fans out there.
Boys Named Sue/The King Bucks (Double-Wide)
Just in case one Boys Named Sue show isn't enough for you, run on down to Double-Wide to see the Boys again. Also, I notice this is the second show in a week that BNS has done with The King Bucks. Makes sense, as these bands go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Kristy Kruger/Dylan Sneed (Opening Bell Coffee)
I've never seen an artist who could pack OBC like Kristy, and tonight should be no exception. Kristy and Dylan will be doing a "song swap" where they play on each other's song. Also, Kristy is celebrating a birthday tonight so you might want to drop in and wish her a happy birthday.
Spitfire Tumbleweeds (Dallas Museum of Art)
When I think of the Dallas Museum of Art, I think of culture. And isn't Spitfire Tumbleweeds the first band that comes to mind when you think of culture? No, it isn't the first one for me either. If you've ever been to one of the late night events sponsored by the DMA, you know that they're less stuffy and more fun than a typical night at the museum. Also, Spitifire Tumbleweeds does not perform much anymore, so if you're a fan of the band, this will be a rare opportunity to see them play live.
Before you go to any of these shows, however, I would encourage you to vote in Quick magazine's Battle of the Bands. Remember, vote for whichever band you think is best, especially if you agree with me in supporting Lovie. So click here to vote, and then go out and have yourself a blast at one of these shows!