It List: Thursday
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Nina Nastasia/Burnt Sienna Trio/Tre Orsi (Lola's): This is the first show I'll probably see at Lola's due to a lineup that features some of the stronger songwriters that I know of, whether they be local or national acts. Nina Nastasia has had a very consistent track record, largely as a result of her willingness to take chances with the concept and backing foundations of her painfully candid and stark songs. She incorporates everything from musical saw, string parts, and abstract drumming in ways that you're not used to hearing from your average singer-songwriter, or at least the kind that get out of bed and into a studio. The surrounding framework never feels forced and instead embellishes the referenced desperation apparent in the lyrics. Her songs stand up to various interpretations whether with a full band, throat singers, accompanied by only a drummer, or by herself. Burntsienna Trio's mix of banjos, blues, guyliner, and The Kinks are an excellent opening choice, as well as the tough yet expansive crunch and chime of Tre Orsi.
Open Minds and Open Mic (1919 Hemphill): This open mic is from 8 to 9:30 and will feature Fort Worth Weekly writer, Jarid Manos who is the Executive Director of the Great Plains Restoration Council and just authored his first book.
Deep Snapper/The Demigs/The Cut*Off/Grassfight (Rubber Gloves): This is a benefit for the FMLA of Denton, a group dedicated to gender issue awareness. Deep Snapper will most likely be performing material from their forthcoming release and Grassfight recetly finished an album that they should send to us for review if they haven't already. It's taken us a long time to figure out how to use a PO Box.
Blue Mountain/Chris Flemmons/Blue Petal (Dan's Silver Leaf)
Lost Generation (Fallout Lounge): Tonight Wanz will be playing some rare Afro-Beat.
80's Night With DJ G (Hailey's)