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That’s a Whole Lotta Show — Quad Release Tomorrow

15 Jan

By Melissa Crowe

The quadruple (yes, that’s three-syllables for “four”) release show at J&J’s tomorrow night started out simple enough: Two friends supporting each other’s new albums at their favorite place for free shows. After promoting the event for a while — “Dude, we’re having a double release show!” — Travis Oliver of Younger Sons added another friend to the bill and then another!

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Review: Daniel Folmer – Dead End

16 Oct

Daniel Folmer’s latest album, Dead End, produced with Gutterth Records, maintains the artist’s lo-fi ballads that we can’t stay away from.

The album’s official release party is this Saturday at J&J’s Pizza on the Square, but you can stream tracks from right here! He’ll be playing with Dust Congress, Glen Farris, and Sabra Laval.

As expected from previous albums, Folmer takes control of nearly every sound: voice, guitar, bass, piano, synthesizer. The diversity of his talent is impressive throughout his discography and this album is no exception.

The title track, “Dead End” starts off with a dreary, melancholy cadence and plinking piano notes reminiscent of an empty Western bar. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Something about this album starts a little apathetic — but go figure, it’s called Dead End — and sometimes we all need a little apathy. Continue reading

Announcing the first DayBowBow presents show

12 May

Thursday, May 21st we’re presenting Parata, St. Philistine and Western Giants at J&J’s Pizza in Denton. The show is of course Free, and we would appreciate it if you guys came out for what I guarantee to be a good evening.

Oh, and if you find me there, I’ll most likely buy you a beer.

Debut: Western Giants album artwork

28 Apr

Western Giants started as a semester project for front man Kennon Talley, and eventually evolved into a full band content on exploring the early foundation Talley laid. While they’re currently at work on mixing their EP, which is due to be released May 28th, Kennon was nice enough to let me have a look at the album artwork, and I decided to share it with ya’ll. You can hear a few tracks over at their myspace, that sound like a weird amalgamation of  Sun Kil Moon‘s darker tracks & “Brass Buttons” era Gram Parsons.

Western Giants play May 21st at J&J’s Pizza, and starts a tour with This Old House on May 28th with a show at The Lounge on Elm Street.

Rundown: 4/13 to 4/19

13 Apr

Sorry this is late, I had kind of a busy day so something had to wait, and this was it. Anyway, it’s going to be a hell of a week in the metroplex, shows galore, and honestly you have no excuse for not going out at least a couple of times this week.

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Rundown: 3/25 to 3/29

24 Mar

Well kids its been an pretty damn great month so far in the DFW area what with NX35, diy X diy, SXSFLESH, and SXSW spill over all happening in the last two weeks. This week really isn’t much of a drop off, check it out under the cut. Continue reading

Rundown: Dallas 3/19 to 3/22

18 Mar

This is going to be short.

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