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.
Paul Cauthen’s Latest EP Have Mercy Drops This Week
The East Texas native, Paul Cauthen, will release his new EP Have Mercy on June 22nd. Have Mercy follows up his 2016 solo debut My Gospel. Cauthen has already released three singles from the seven-track record. His rockabilly style and powerful vocals are still front and center on the latest single “Lil Son”. Produced by Beau Bedford, Have Mercy was recorded right here in Dallas at Modern Electric Sound Recorders Studio. The EP will not only be available on music streaming services, but it can also be purchased on vinyl this Friday.
Don’t forget to give “Lil Son” a listen, and you can catch Paul Cauthen perform at the Loud and Heavy Festival in Fort Worth on August 18th.
The Unlikely Candidates Will Be Back In Texas
You can’t talk about local DFW music without mentioning The Unlikely Candidates, who have been playing the DFW circuit for 10 years now. The beloved Fort Worth-based alternative band will be back at Club Dada on June 28th.
In January, they released their latest single “Oh My Dear Lord”, which has a memorable chorus and an electric beat that has helped place it on the Top 50 Songs on Alternative Radio. As the year continued, their musical talent didn't go unnoticed. In March, they co-wrote and are featured on Dirty Heads’ song “Celebrate”. Now, they have embarked on a summer tour in support of their Deluxe EP, Danger To Myself.
Known for their energetic performances, The Unlikely Candidates show on June 28th should not be missed. Don’t forget to check out the video for “Oh My Dear Lord” below.
Helena Deland Is Part Of This Month's Modern Music Series
Fortress Presents, the production and event company responsible for Fortress Festival, is bringing The Modern Music Series to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. The Modern Music Series will take place throughout the summer, and on June 21st Helena Deland will be the first to perform at the event. From Montreal, Helena Deland describes herself as “sincere pop”. Her influences such as Parisian 60’s pop and indie folk can be heard in her latest singles “There Are a Thousand” and “Perfect Weather For a Crime”.
Tickets for this month’s Modern Music Series can be purchased online now. Helena Deland’s single “There Are a Thousand” can be listened to below.
Pale Waves Announce A North American Tour That Includes Dallas
Considered one of the most exciting bands of 2018, Pale Waves have released a North American headlining tour, and on October 27th they will perform at Trees. The pop band is currently apart of numerous festival lineups such as Lollapalooza and Outside Lands. Pale Waves’ 80s revivalist sound joined with juxtaposing goth aesthetics is showcased in the new music video for their latest single “Kiss”. The films stark black, and white filter and trippy jump cuts bring a dark vibe to the dance-friendly alternative pop track.
Check out the music video below, and tickets for Pale Waves October 27th show at Trees are available for purchase now.
Here is a list of some of our favorite artists playing in the DFW area this week:
Monday June 18 - Hop Along @ Club Dada
Tuesday June 19 - Jade Bird @ Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Thursday June 21 - Hockey Dad @ Three Links
Thursday June 21 - Blue Apollo and St. Yuma @ Cinderblock
Friday June 22 - Charley Crockett @ The Statler Ballroom
Saturday June 23 - Cold Cave @ Trees
Saturday June 23 - Dan Layus @ Gas Monkey Live
Saturday June 23 - Middle Kids @ Club Dada
Saturday June 23 - Eagles @ AT&T Stadium