It List: Tuesday
Shannon Murray/Bully Gote/Tammy Gomez featuring Ramsey Sprague/Baby Talk/Crystal Casey (1919 Hemphill): This show is partially a tribute to the late Devin Adams, a Fort Worth artist and musician who served an under-credited role in the development of 1919's mission, in ways both physical and philosophical.
Blitzen Trapper/Delmore Pilcrow/The Parson Red Heads-Evan Way (Hailey's): I always get stuck describing the Blitzen Trapper show. This band recently described their sound as less about music and more about authors; Zane Grey, Italo Calvino, and Frank Herbert. Look, I'm not really going to buy that some indie pop band sounds like these, or any, particular group of authors. In that case, I'll pick a new handful more representational of their quality and intent: Sandra Brown, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, Tim LaHaye and Dean Koontz. I would respect a band so much more if they gave that little list to an interviewer with a straight face.
PS-We Shot JR is off for the next two days, and we might have one brief post tonight letting you know about a couple of shows taking place during our break.