Sunday, April 12, 2009

MySpace Playlist: 4/12/09

I'm shining a spotlight on this weekend's shows, with one particular show getting the largest serving of spotlight.

  1. "Wire to the Walls", RTB2
    I have become outright obsessed with this song as of late, listening to it repeatedly. And their latest track, "When Hammer Hits Stone", is pretty friggin' awesome too. Thanks to Hunter Hauk for sharing that song on the Nightlife blog. If you are in Denton this Saturday, and you are at any other show than RTB2's show at Rubber Gloves (along with Record Hop and Timeline Post), then you are a freak. And I don't mean the good kind of freak.

  2. "Down that Dusty Road", Nicholas Altobelli
    Damn, Mr. Hauk has been getting all the breaks lately. He's breaking new stuff by RTB2, Kristy Kruger, St. Vincent, even Deathray Davies! Oh, and this track too. Since Mr. Altobelli sent me an advanced copy of his Dog Years EP, that helps make me a little less jealous. Come on, Hunter, don't you want to let me have a few chances to break new music? Anyways, you can catch Mr. Altobelli this Saturday at the Hydrant Cafe in Denton.

  3. "Pictures Collected", Salim Nourallah
    I'm not sure how much I'm at liberty to discuss the Salim Nourallah show occuring this Saturday night. Here's what I will say: it will truly be an intimate performance with one of Dallas' finest singer-songwriter treasures. I'm sure he'll be playing this gem off his latest effort, Constellation.

  4. "86 Me", THe BAcksliders
    After years of raving about this band, it appears they're about to get a major break of sorts. THe BAcksliders will be hosting their upcoming CD Release Party for Thank You at House of Blues on May 16th. And no, I'm not talking about the Pontiac Garage. I'm talking about the big main room. In the meantime, you can catch them at the relatively smaller Sons of Hermann Hall this Saturday. The show benefits the non-profit charity SoupMobile.

  5. "Target for Tonight", Johnny Lloyd Rollins
    Most of the good shows are happening on Saturday, but the Johnny Lloyd Rollins show is the one bright spot for Friday night in Dallas. You can see him and Ellen Cherry at the Mosaic location of Opening Bell Coffee.

  6. "Five Minutes", Binary Sunrise

  7. "Come Closer", Shiny Around the Edges
    Of course, the big deal show of the weekend is Good Records' 9 Year Anniversary Showcase. I'm not even going to bother listing all the cool bands playing. For that, just go to the Good Records website. These are just two of the many great bands playing the show.

  8. "The Sparrow Spooked the Crow", Dove Hunter

  9. "Shar Shaped Octagons", The Crash That Took Me
    These are two more bands playing the Good Records show, but you can also catch both in Fort Worth the night before. They will be opening for Starlight Mints at Longhorn Saloon, along with Burning Hotels, who will not be at the Good Records Show. Starlight Mints, however, will be at the Good Records show.

  10. "On & On", Erykah Badu
    And yes, she will be playing with The Cannaboids at the Good Records show. Damn, I can't wait for this show.

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