My SXSW 2011 !!!       

(listed below, by day, in order of appearance - Wed. 3/16 thru Sun. 3/20. Highlights in BOLD) 

Beatles Complete on Ukelele - Amber Digby - The Gourds

The Mastersons - Dry The River - John Grant with Midlake - The Civil Wars Hacienda - Hot Club of Cowtown - Bill Kirchen - Wanda Jackson          Dave Alvin - Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison - Emmylou Harris

Eli "Paperboy" Reed - The Autumn Defense - Susan Cowsill The Hobarts (Jon Dee Graham, Freedy Johnson, Susan Cowsill) - The Belle BrigadeNorth Mississippi All Stars - Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra Ryan Bingham - Robert Earl Keen - Lucinda Williams - The Fleshtones

Dan Dyer - Stone River Boys - Jon Dee Graham - Jungle Rockers         White Denim - Menomena - Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors (Mojo-oke!)     Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears w/ Special Guests: The Relatives    Dennis Coffey (of Motown's Funk Brothers) - The Black Angels

Jo's House Band - Brothers Lazaroff - Darden Smith - Nels Cline

Bands I did NOT see/Things I DIDN'T do (but WOULD/SHOULD have):                                           Cornell Hurd - Bright Eyes - Joe Ely - Syd Straw - Kanyae West - Yoko Ono


You can't SHARE THE MAGIC & THE MUSIC if you don't GO !

 


THIS WEEK !!!

at the

AllGood Cafe

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Thurs. March 24 - AMANDA SHIRES

               

From her days with the Thrift Store Cowboys to playing with the Texas Playboys to sitting in with the likes of Billy Joe Shaver, Gary P Nunn and even Devotchka, to appearing along side Gwyneth Paltrow in the Hit Movie, Country Strong ... "Pearl" has long been an AllGood FAVE !

 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ Tickets: $10 At the door.

 
 

REDNECK HAPPY HOUR !!! $2 LONE STAR LONGNECKS ALL DAY LONG !!!

Friday, March 25 - 

 STONE RIVER BOYS

               

The Texas-based quintet features the talents of two well-traveled roots music practitioners — guitarist Dave Gonzalez, formerly a driving force in the Hacienda Brothers and the Paladins, and vocalist Mike Barfield, “The Tyrant of Texas Funk” and onetime leader of the Hollisters. Together, Barfield and Gonzalez have fashioned a gutsy crossbreed of country and R&B they’ve labeled “country funk.” Don't miss MY FAVORITE BAND IN THE LAND !!!

 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 7 - 9PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.

 

Friday, March 25 - Another AWESOME AllGood Cafe SONG-SWAP !!!                

KRISTY KRUGER - DANIEL BOWMAN - KALEO KAUALOKU

 

Is this TOO MUCH TALENT for ONE STAGE ??? Daniel Bowman of The Fox and The Bird, and Kaleo Kaualoko, frontman for Spooky Folk, join the always lovely and engaging songbird Kristy Kruger for another one of the AllGood Cafe's highly popular Song-Swaps.

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.

 
 
 

Thurs. March 31 - MADISON KING & RYAN THOMAS BECKER

               

We first heard these two sing together during one of our famous Song-Swaps and thought we were hearing the reincarnation of Gram and Emmylou or George and Tammy !!! Do not miss what could be the genesis of one of music's legendary partnerships.

 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.



Friday, April 1 - The Art & Songs of TOM RUSSELL

               

Coinciding with the Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival, the AllGood Cafe is proud to present a True Legend of American Songwriting and accomplished Artist as well. TOM RUSSELL has recorded 25 albums and his songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, Iris Dement, KD Laing, and many other great artists. TOM RUSSELL  was born in Los Angeles in 1953 and now makes his home on a 2.68 acre "badland farm" on the border of El Paso and Juarez. TOM RUSSELL is also an established painter represented by Yard Dog Folk Art in Austin and Rainbow Man in Santa Fe. A selection of his artwork and prints will be on display, and FOR SALE, at the AllGood Cafe on this ONE DAY ONLY.

 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ Tickets: $25 ADVANCE $25 At the door.

 
 
 

Saturday, April 2 -   An Evening of Modern Jazz-Rock Improvisation

            

YELLS AT EELS (8PM)

UNCONSCIOUS COLLECTIVE (10 PM)

 

Dennis Gonzalez is a legend of the New Jazz genre who leads one of the few free-, ethnic-, and improvisational-jazz groups in the North Texas region, the trio Yells At Eels, with his sons Aaron and StefanThe younger González musicians now bring new sounds to the band. Distinct elements of punk, metal, thrash, and grindcore unexpectedly merge with Dennis González’ lyricism. He has extended his trumpet through the use of guitar pedals. The combination is a surprisingly natural fit. Yells at Eels unite disparate musical elements with a passion, openness and care that can only be achieved among the closest of collaborators.

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.

 
 

REDNECK HAPPY HOUR !!! $2 LONE STAR LONGNECKS ALL DAY LONG !!!

Friday, April 8 - 

 DOLLAR BILL & DOLLARS TAXES

               

A True Dallas Treasure, know as the proud papa of Max (Johnson) and Michelle (Shocked), this Bluegrass-loving Mandolin-toting Folk-Grass Troubador always lights up the AllGood with his Eclectic Band and Good Time Music and Easy Ways and Charm.

 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 7 - 9PM ~ NO COVER !

 

Thurs. April 14 - BRENT BEST & CHIP ROBINSON

               

Alt-Country Pioneers BRENT BEST (Slobberbone, The Drams) and North Carolina ex-pat CHIP ROBINSON (The Backsliders) will swap songs, tell tales, spin yarn (???), answer questions, take requests and no doubt drain a few tall-boys. Do I hear a "Hell Yeah!" ?

 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ Tickets: $10 At the door.

 
 

REDNECK HAPPY HOUR !!! $2 LONE STAR LONGNECKS ALL DAY LONG !!!

Friday, April 15 - 

 GRASS VALLEY

               

A great new Country Music Voice has emerged in Dallas and her name is LAURA MANN. Grass Valley features the tall and spunky lass with local Music Scene veterans Tom Battles, Chuck Spurlock and Chuck Rose for one of the freshest new acts in town.

 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 7 - 9PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay-What-You-Can.


Friday, April 15 - 

 SAHARA SMITH

               

And speaking of "great new Country Music Voices", the 2010 release by Sahara Smith, produced under the auspices of none other than T-Bone Burnett, showed a fully-formed female singer-songwriter emerge on her very first effort! On many of the year's Top 10s.

 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW  9PM ~ Tickets: $10 At the door.

 
 

Saturday, April 16 - 

 NEW BOHEMIANS

KENNY WITHROW - JOHN BUSH - BRAD HOUSER - BRANDON ALY               

Deep Ellum's musical pioneers will convene to lay down some grooves and get you doing your best twirl and mambo. These guys are all so busy with their various projects - to get them together is a task and a chore. Get out your calendar NOW and circle this date.

 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW  9PM ~ Tickets: $10 At the door.

Thursday, April 21 - The ORIGINAL AllGood Cafe SONG-SWAP !!!                

LAURA HARRELL - CHAD STOCKSLAGER - DAVE LITTLE

 

with Special Guest: "The Maestro" DON CENTO

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.

 

and, DON'T FORGET ABOUT THIS ...

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT !!!

INVITE that Girl or Guy that you've been wanting to IMPRESS !

"Chez When" Half-Off WINE WEDNESDAYS !!! Every Wednesday Night - 1/2 OFF All Bottled Wine with Dinner Entree purchase

After a day of Deep Ellum Shopping - or Work, or School - enjoy a delightful Dinner at the AllGood Cafe and any Bottle Wine is HALF-OFF !!! That's right, purchase any Dinner Entree, such as our Steak & Frites, Salmon, Monster Shrimp, Rock n Roll Pork Chop, or our Award-winning Chicken-fried Steak or Chicken-fried Chicken ... doesn't matter, it's ALL GOOD. We have always had a small but very nice selection of wines in stock, and for "Chez When" Wine Wednesdays we will also feature specially selected Seasonal Varietals including some very tasty treats from our new neighbor Calais Winery on Commerce Street and their latest pride.

Every WEDNESDAY NIGHT. Dinner served 5PM - 9PM.

 
 

and THIS, too !!!

 

AllGood Cafe is featured on the new Travel Channel program      

Bacon Paradise !!!

 

NEXT AIRING:  Thursday, March 24 at 5PM (cst)

 

Check local listings for exact times:

 

http://www.travelchannel.com/Schedule


in case you missed these when they first appeared, check out all these Nice Words: 

 

NY TIMES (May 2010) - Dallas Gets it's Groove Back

 

D MAGAZINE (Sept. 2010) - 20 Best Breakfasts in Dallas

D MAGAZINE (Sept. 2010) - Best Breakfast Side Dishes in Dallas

D MAGAZINE - Eat Out and Save: 59 Cheap Dallas Restaurant Deals

DALLAS OBSERVER (Sept. 2010) - Best Chicken Fried Steak - 2010

DALLAS OBSERVER (Sept. 2010) - Best Use of Cheese - 2010

AAA TEXAS JOURNEYS (Nov./Dec. 2010) - Legendary Roadfood




and THAT ain't ALL !!!



COMING SOON
 !!!

to the

Sons of Hermann Hall

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3414 Elm Street at Exposition ~ Dallas, Texas 75226

on the "Country Side of Deep Ellum"

 
 
 
 


Thursday, 

March 24

 - 

the RETURN of Sons of Hermann FAVES 

... 

SOUTHERN CULTURE on the SKIDS

 

Special Guests:  BOYS NAMED SUE


We're startin' this Shindig EARLY because it's a School Night, but that doesn't mean we're gonna raise any LESS Hell !!! Wooo-hooo, the SCOTS are comin' back to Town !!!

DOORS: 7PM  EARLY SHOW 8PM ~ $15 Advance  $15 at the Door.                       TICKETS ON SALE NOW @ www.frontgatetickets.com




Friday, April 8 - Pop-Rock Night at the Sons !!! 

The DAMNWELLS

 

SALIM NOURALLAH

 

HARPER BLYNN

 

Celebrating their upcoming March 15 release, "No One Listens To The Band Anymore", The Damnwells are a musical group revolving primarily around the songwriting efforts of Alex Dezen. Joining The Damnwells will be New York's Harper Blynn and our favorite local Pop-Star Salim Nourallah and the Constellations.

DOORS: 7PM   SHOW 9PM ~ $10 Advance  $10 at the Door.                       TICKETS ON SALE NOW @ www.frontgatetickets.com

 

Friday, 

April 15

 - 

An Evening with 

... 

JAMES McMURTRY

 

Solo. Acoustic. Maybe some Electric.


Join us for a Very Special SOLO Appearance by one of Texas' most prolific and poetic Songwriters in history, for his FIRST-EVER Solo-Acoustic and maybe Electric -  Performance at the 100 years old SONS of HERMANN HALL. !!!

DOORS: 7PM   SHOW 9PM ~ $18 Advance  $20 at the Door.                       TICKETS ON SALE NOW @ www.frontgatetickets.com

 
 
 
 
 
ADVANCE TICKETS to Shows
are available thru Front Gate Tickets, online at www.frontgatetickets.com
Tickets may be purchased locally at GOOD Records on Greenville Ave., and at Bill's Records, at Southside on Lamar.



"Enjoy every Sandwich."

- Warren Zevon on The Late Show with David Letterman  10/30/02

emmylou

Emmylou Harris at the Antone's, Thursday night, March 17, 2011. Read the review here: http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/greetings-from-south-by-1


 
Come on OUT !  ...  SEE & HEAR some GREAT Live Music.

 
-mike

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