It List: Tuesday
Paleo/The Heartstring Stranglers/Emily Stoker (1919 Hemphill): Paleo is a project from Brooklyn artist David Strackany, who made headlines in publications such as Paste, Magnet and USA Today back in 2006 when he began a year long project in which he recorded and released (for free) a new song each day for 365 days straight. Although this might come off as something of a cheap gimmick at first, those who actually listen to some of these songs will immediately recognize the guy's talents, particularly if said people are into songwriters like Destroyer, Devendra Banhart and Wooden Wand. Actually, Paleo's stuff is better that the first two artists I mentioned-- no overrated po-mo lyrics and a complete lack of cooky cutesy crap. Recommended.
Wheels on Fire/Silver Shampoo/Hoop Dreamz (818 Hickory St., Denton): Wheels on Fire are a solid power pop/punk band from Ohio that takes cues from the Kinks, 60's soul and various vintage garage groups, and they do it pretty well. I'd get there early though, as locals Silver Shampoo sound like they'll be the highlight with a minimal, lo-fi take on classic English punk and glam. Very good stuff.
Febrifuge (Lakewood Bar and Grill): Great band playing a show at a total bummer venue. Febrifuge is certainly worth checking out, though, so have some neighborhood pride, East Dallas, and head over to Lakewood Bar and Grill on one of the few nights that you'll actually have a reason to.