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- "Undercover", Bridges & Blinking Lights
The band is keeping busy this week, playing first Friday night at the Kessler Theater (a venue so great I felt the need to add a direct link) with Nervous Curtains and Happy Bullets. The following night, they join Cocky Americans and Manned Missiles for a show at City Tavern.
- "I Love You", Spector 45
I would have liked to place this song in last week's playlist in order to promote the band's set at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival Saturday night. Unfortunately, this song somehow didn't fit in among the other tracks in the previous mellow themed playlist. Spector 45, not mellow? What a shocker. Although I heard several people complain about the sound quality at the Festival, I thought it was one of the best sets I've heard from the band as of yet.
- "Libertine", The Buck Pets
The band reunites at Trees this Saturday night, with The Boom Boom Box and Dead Beat Poetry opening.
- "Your Virgo", Lovie
I hope you've taken advantage of the free download of this tasty pop nugget from Lovie. Good stuff!
- "The Impossibility of Life in the Mind of the Dying", Les Americains
Several months ago, Robert Efurd from Les Americains sent me this track that has yet to be released on CD. Since the band plays Friday night at Prophet Bar with Austin band The Criminal Kind for their CD release show, now seemed a good time to share the track with my readers. Oh, The Roomsounds is also on the bill, and they're most definitely worth checking out.
- "Party Like You Mean It", Damaged Good$
What can I say, this song just seems to keep worming its way into the Lucky Thirteen. It's just cool like that.
- "Paper Bag", Katie Carroll
The first time I heard this track on The Local Edge, it instantly grabbed my attention. I even tweeted host Mark to find out the name of the artist. When I found that the Dallas Observer made this a free downloadable track (click here for the article and mp3), I downloaded it, listened to the song, then listened again, and again, and... well, you get the idea. I anxiously await both live shows and CDs from Ms. Carroll.
- "Austin's Birthday", The Burning Hotels
- "Chasing Corporate", Air Review
Both bands play Trees Friday night for a stellar night of music that also features Radiant and They Were Stars. By the way, is it Radiant or Radiant*? I can never remember.
- "Maybellene Don't", THe BAcksliders
The Bonners (plus Taylor Young on drums) don't play these parts near as frequently as I'd like, but this Friday the band headlines a nifty little show at City Tavern. Cricket Taylor and the Electromagentics and The Action Is open for the band.
- "Barrier Reef", Old 97's
- "Honky Tonk Angels (Don't Happen Overnight)", Eleven Hundred Springs
- "Bleeder", True Widow
Oh yes, music festival season is still going strong, with this weekend's big event being the MusInk Festival going on at Fair Park, starting Friday night and ending Sunday night. Go to the website for all the details on bands and world class tattoo artists, but I'll tell you know that the biggest local guns per night are Old 97's for Friday night, Eleven Hundred Springs for Saturday night, and True Widow for Sunday night.