The Dig

Photo: Cal Quinn

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.

BJ Stricker and the Kings

Last Friday BJ Stricker and the King’s released, "Stone", the second single off their highly anticipated debut EP Roam. Their new single shows off the band's versatility and Stricker's strong songwriting ability. "Stone is about dreams, making it through a difficult past to realize those dreams, and coming to a conclusion that you're not taking no for an answer", Stricker tells Crate Diggers. " I personally feel like I have a purpose and it's time to get moving on those dreams. Reach for the unknown and don't look back, keep pushing yourself, do what you were made to do."

BJ Stricker and The Kings are releasing their debut EP Roam on Friday, Dec. 8. The band will celebrate the release of their EP that evening at Deep Ellum Art Co. at 9 p.m. with special performances by Ryan Berg and Hand Drawn Records' Silas Nello.

Beach Slang

Last Wednesday night, the punk rock band Beach Slang put on an incredible performance to an intimate crowd on Thanksgiving Eve at the Curtain Club in Deep Ellum.  Check out some photos from the show below and full review of the performance here.

Photos: Austin James


2017 Dallas Observer Music Awards

On Saturday, December 2nd sample the sounds of over 50 local bands in Deep Ellum, TX. The nominees of the 29th annual DOMA's will be playing at Club Dada Indoor & Outdoor Stage, The Door, Green Room, Off the Record, Prophet Bar, Reno’s Chop Shop, Three Links and Trees! This is a great opportunity to check out some of the best local talent Dallas has to offer all on one night.  To see the full lineup of performers click here.

Upcoming Shows

Here is a list of some of our favorite artists playing in the DFW area this week:

Monday, Nov. 27 - JHENÉ AIKO @ House of Blues Dallas
Wednesday, Nov. 29 - Alex Lahey @ Club Dada
Saturday, Dec. 2 - Dead Flowers @ Main at South Side
Saturday, Dec. 2 - Dallas Observer Music Awards
Saturday, Dec. 2 - Nicole Atkins @ The Rustic