It's not often I post about music shows in Dallas, and it's not because Dallas does not have great acts coming through, it's just that I'm not the source to go to for music. If you write about music in the Dallas/Forth Worth area, thank you for keeping us up-to-date on all the local shows. There is nothing worse than going to a bands website and finding out they were in town 2 days ago.
And so, 2 bands I've been excited about now for a while are coming to Dallas in June. If you haven't heard of Santigold or Passion Pit, I suggest you stop reading this and go download their albums. Both are upbeat, funky artists, and their shows are sure to promise the same.
Passion Pit will play at the Granada on June 2.
Doors open at 7pm/show begins at 8pm.
"Boston’s Passion Pit is the brainchild of Michael Angelakos. A songwriter’s songwriter drawing from a variety of influences, from the classic pop of Randy Newman to the synth work of Giorgio Moroder. Playing as a five piece live, Passion Pit has already blown away audiences opening up for Death Cab For Cutie, Girl Talk, These New Puritans and more. Also winning the WFNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll as the Best New Local Act of 2008, Passion Pit hopes to bring their soulful dance explosion to your town."
Santigold will preform at House of Blues on June 18th with Trouble Andrew and Amanda Blank.
Tickets are $15-$35. Doors open at 7pm/show begins at 8pm.
Below is one of my favorite reviews because it's exactly what was going through my head last year - Brownstein just puts it much more elegantly:
"I kept reading about her and I completely wrote her off before I'd heard a single note. She just seemed part of something I wasn't going to like. Meaning, she was going to borrow from people in an obvious way and that it'd just come across as kind of soulless. I finally heard one of her songs, and I finally thought I need to check her out. What surprised me about the songs I was attracted to is that they did borrow from familiar bands. It reminded me a little bit of Le Tigre. They had this pop sound. But I found them infectious and I couldn't help but continue to listen to them. And they were so different from the really dark emo, boy music I'd fallen in love with this year. So it just came as a relief. It was like a breath of fresh air. I thought, 'I don't have to lie in bed and hug my Bon Iver record anymore.'" -- Carrie Brownstein | This Year In Music From All Songs Considered