Friday, December 10, 2010
Weekend Plans: 12/10/10
Normally, this is the time of week where I list all the best local shows happening on Friday and Saturday. There is often an accidental omission of a show or two on my part, but it is not my intention to deliberately leave out good shows. Well, normally that's the case. Today, however, I break that rule. Today, I feel there's only one Friday show worth mentioning. And yes, I'm more than a little biased. The Ghost of Blind Lemon showcase at Green Elephant is the one show you need to attend tonight. I can honestly say that I feel I've gotten the three best live acts in Dallas under one roof: The Black & Blues, Pale Horse, and THe BAcksliders. If you want to know more of my thoughts on these acts, click here for my very detailed opinion on each band.
Here's a few other things you should know about tonight's show. The show starts at 10:00 with The Black & Blues, and trust me, you need to get there early enough to catch their entire set. At 11:00, Pale Horse will be doing an acoustic set. And at midnight, THe BAcksliders will be playing their final show of 2010. There are no additional dates mentioned on the website, and Chris Bonner posted a Facebook message stating this would be their last show until March. So if you don't want to go into severe BAcksliders withdrawal, you would be wise to come to tonight's show.
Okay, okay, I'll mention one more Friday show. Emmeline is playing at Mokah, along with Arielle Page and Stephanie Walker. It's an early show, and you should be done in time to make it over to Green Elephant for Black & Blues. Emmeline has even declared my showcase as the official afterparty for the Mokah show, so listen to what she said.
Now, for some Saturday shows:
Rahim Quazi & The Supernaturals (LaGrange)
This is a brunch show, but if you're not too partied out after my showcase, this is sure to be a lot of fun. He'll likely perform a mix of Rahim classics plus tracks from his upcoming CD. As for the performance itself, the one constant in his set is variety. Mr. Quazi is constantly changing songs in the live format, and it's always interesting to see what new twists he brings to his songs.
Binary Sunrise/Emotion & The Cosmos/GalleryCat (City Tavern)
Mo Brown may be best known for her background vocals with Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights, but she gets her rightful opportunity for center stage with Emotion & The Cosmos. Her track "Neptune's Rising" is a rocking, soulful, and insightful jam that while it may not showcase her vocals as much, it's a quite captivating and intelligent track. Binary Sunrise and Gallery Cat round out this bill that is likely going to have the audience moving and shaking what their mother gave them.
Camille Cortinas/Salim Nourallah/Jay Gummer (Opening Bell Coffee)
GoBL readers should certainly be familiar with the names of Mrs. Cortinas and Mr. Nourallah. You may not know, however, that tonight's show is a fundraiser for the Samaritan Inn, Collin County's largest homeless shelter. So if you like to give and receive, then tonight you can give to this worthy cause and your eardrums will receive a lovely treat.