Welcome to "The Dig" our weekly rundown of our favorite things happening in music right now and a look ahead at what we are excited for this week.
Record Store Day
One of the biggest music related holidays is fast approach, I am talking of course about Record Store Day. Many local Dallas record shops will be having sales on vinyl and stereo equipment, live bands and DJ's, free beer and of course a ton of special release vinyl (view the full list here). Good Records will have live music going from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. with the headliner Acid Carousel. Spinster Records will have a lineup on DJ's, free beer from Four Corners Brewery and also will be raffling off Audio Engine A 2+ Speakers! Josey Records will have live music, DJs, food, and drinks along with exclusive RSD releases and special limited edition vinyl, including the newest Josey release featuring songs from bands playing instore!
We're excited to present the full performance schedule for the 2018 Fortress Festival. The best part? No overlapping set times! You can watch every minute of every set without having to choose between your two favorite bands or stress out about dividing your time between stages. Fortress Fest is also introducing a new layout this year that will be housed entirely within the spacious lawn adjacent to Will Rogers Coliseum, making it easier to get around the festival. Take it all in.
Last Saturday night at Valley Queen, a hot new folksy rock band out of L.A. played at the Rustic. Valley Queen’s hypnotic female vocals are reminiscent of bands like Big Thief and Florence and the Machine. Be sure to check them out next time they are in Dallas.
Photos: Austin James
Here is a list of some of our favorite artists playing in the DFW area this week:
Monday, Apr. 16 - The Texas Gentlemen w/ Special Guests @ Andy's Bar
Wednesday, Apr. 18 - The Revivalists @ House of Blues Dallas
Wednesday, Apr. 18 - TWINS @ The Nines
Thursday, Apr. 19 - Northern National @ Deep Ellum Art Company
Friday, Apr. 20 - Charley Crockett @ Majestic Theatre
Friday, Apr. 20 - Acid Carousel @ Transit Bike Co.
Saturday, Apr. 21 - J. Roddy Watson and the Business @ Trees
Saturday, Apr. 21 - Houndmouth @ Granada Theater