NX35 + Greenville Parade = Dallas WINNING

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This marks a fantastic weekend in music for the Dallas area. Denton, or as it calls itself, “the other, smaller, music town in Texas,” is putting on their own festival for bands that are on their way to Austin for SXSW. 35 Conferette, informally known as NX35, starts tomorrow and goes through Sunday. They have quite an impressive line-up, which you can find here: http://www.35conferette.com/schedule. After the jump you’ll see the Sausage recommended bands to catch, and find out about another big event going on this weekend in Dallas.

  • Thursday: Seryn, Sarah Jaffe, Sundress, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and White Denim
  • Friday: Lost in the Trees, RTB2, Telegraph Canyon, Dr. Dog, and Mister Heavenly
  • Saturday: Local Natives
  • Sunday: Gayngs, Dan Deacon, !!!, Portugal. The Man, and Big Boi

I will be attending the Friday showcase. Although I feel that Local Natives are fantastic enough for them alone to get me out to Denton, I will not be going on Saturday. Why, you ask? Saturday is like the Mardi Gras of Dallas. It’s the day when everyone wakes up early, flocks to the streets by 10:30, are drunk by noon, and passed out by 4. That’s right, Saturday is the Greenville Ave St. Patrick’s Day Parade! When the parade is over, the music begins. This year, Toadies are the headlining the official St. Patrick’s Day Concert in the Energy Squre parking lot off Greenville Avenue. Although their album Rubberneck may be over a decade old, it still kicks ass and they are definitely worth catching. Local band, ISHI, will also perform as one of the opening acts. They blew everyone away at the Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase, so if you head that way you should get there in time to check them out. For more information, go here: http://microapp.dallasobserver.com/stpatricksday/2011/.

Oh, then there’s the after-party concert by the equally impressive band, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights at the Granada.

So, buckle up and enjoy the ride, because it’s going to be a great weekend in Dallas.