Home Cookin': The Third Annual Homegrown Festival

23 05 2012

In what has quickly become one of our favorite things to do in Dallas during the summer, the Homegrown Music and Arts Festival returns for its third edition this Saturday, May 26. As per usual, the fest will take part at Downtown Dallas’ Main Street Garden Park, and will feature 14 regional and local acts (including a few PSD faves).

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Snow Patrol at South Side Music Hall on May 16th 2012

21 05 2012

The Irish fellas have visited DFW a total of 5 times since 2006.  I’ve been to the four of those shows, missing only their first DFW appearance at Granada Theater in May of 2006.  Here is their latest conquest of our fair city on May 16th at South Side Music Hall!

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Rain – A Tribute To The Beatles opens at Dallas Summer Musicals

24 04 2012

A one week special, April 24-29, 2012 at the Music Hall at Fair Park, for Rain – A Tribute To The Beatles.  We chatted with one of the original Rain founders and members, Mark Lewis.

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SXSW 2012: Saturday

10 04 2012

(All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)

At this point, I’m pretty much running off of breakfast tacos and Tito’s vodka. And whatever free chips they’re handing out. Today on the agenda was the Rachel Ray day party, Filter Showdown at Cedar Street, Hype Hotel, Rachel Ray Greenhouse, etc. Protip: There’s no time to stop and eat at festival or you’ll lose precious minutes. Always keep moving. And drinking.

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SXSW 2012: Friday

10 04 2012

(Of Monsters and Men were the highlight of Friday. All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)

Friday I played host to the 2nd annual Local Edge at SXSW unoffish day party at Doc’s (more on that in a separate post). But that wasn’t the only event on my Friday agenda. I hit up the Spin day party, the Filter Showdown at Cedar Street party, and the Windish Agency showcase. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

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SXSW 2012: Thursday

10 04 2012

Miike Snow at Lustre Pearl (All photos courtesy of Kara Schectman Photography)

This truly is my favorite time of the year. It’s like Christmas for hipsters. Hopefully you followed my hijinx on Twitter (@themark23) throughout the fest for my ridiculous observations. My Thursday at SXSW consisted of:

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Patio Sessions April 5th 2012 – Calhoun with Madison King opening

7 04 2012

One of Dallas wonderful musical programs is the AT&T Performing Arts Patio Sessions.  Every Thursday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm thru May some of DFW’s best local talent play at the beautiful Sammons Park.  Click thru for our look at the 1st session this year.

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