First of all, I must mention that today is the day that Trey Johnson's first solo CD, Mount Pelee, hits both stores and iTunes. Mr. Johnson is one Dallas' finest songwriters, and he has composed eleven great songs for this debut effort. Some of the tracks ("A Fire, Train and an Enemy", "Struggle to Find") feel like they could be outtakes from previous Sorta sessions, while others ("Old Reactions", "Unfavorable Way") are a departure from the sound of his previous band. Some things never change however, like Trey's trademark haunting voice and his ability to pen lyrics both intelligent and heartfelt. Do yourself a favor and pick up this CD. Thursday might be a good date to purchase it at Good Records, as Trey will be performing that evening at 7 pm.
The other piece of news is about this Friday's GOBL anniversary show at City Tavern. I believe I previously announced that tickets would be ten dollars, but that is incorrect. Cover will now be a mere five dollars to see Elkhart, The O's, Menkena, Iris Leu, The League of Fucking Decency, and Spencer Garland. That should make it easier on your pocketbook. But in case that's not easy enough on your pocketbook, I'm going to make things even easier on you. I am giving away a pair of tickets to this Friday's show.
Here's all you have to do to win: send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and name one act that played last year's event. Eight acts played; you only need to mention one. The first person to email me with the answer wins the tickets. Good luck!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Tara Fallon, who was the first to email the names of Kristina Morland, The Felons, and THe BAcksliders. She'll be going to this Friday's show free of charge. And in case you were curious, the other acts were American Werewolf Academy, Rahim Quazi, the cut*off, Rose County Fair, and Somebody's Darling.