Top 10 Things to Know This Tuesday: 7/28/15

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  1. Last month, I wrote an article about some of the young talent in the metroplex.  One artist mentioned in that article was Camille Schuh, who has not played many shows as of late.  I’m glad to report that she has announced a show for August 13th at Klyde Warren Park, along with Houston based singer-songwriter London Lawhon and Dallas duo Whiskey Holler.
  2. Medasin, who was also featured in the previously mentioned GOBL article, performed his first live show Friday night.  The Ghost regrets that he was not able to make the show, but word of mouth is that his performance was killer.  At this rate, he may become the leading name in local electronica before his 21st birthday.
  3. Summer Ames has been releasing more music as of late, and she’s now going to be releasing some of that music for free.  If you want to know more, I’d subscribe to her email list (found on her home page), and then follow her on both Facebook and Twitter to make sure you don’t miss out on her #newmusicfriday where she’ll give a free download each week.
  4. Did you miss Moon Waves while they were on tour?  No worries, they’re back now.  They’ll be performing Saturday at the Main Street Garden Sausage Festival.  In addition to that, Leah Lane (the band’s keyboard player) will perform solo Thursday night at Allgood Cafe.
  5. More bands have been announced for Oaktopia, and the lineup is very heavy on Texas acts.  The Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe, The Bright Light Social Hour, Eisley, and Will Johnson are among the confirmed acts from these parts.
  6. Yesterday, I debuted a new track by Emmeline.  If you haven’t listened to “Something More”, change that immediately.  I’ve noticed this particular article has gathered quite a bit of attention.  In fact, the only artists who’ve generated that level of buzz on the blog are Rahim Quazi and The Orange.  And if you haven’t noticed, those acts are kind of big deals now.  Those two acts were for a long time ignored by local media, but strongly supported by GOBL.  If you’re noticing a pattern, now might be a good time to jump on the Emmeline bandwagon.
  7. Don’t you hate it when an up-and-coming promising band breaks up?  Central Track reported that Friday’s performance by Dripping Wet at Sons of Hermann Hall would be their last.  The band gave me grief for my comments on their band name and album title.  While I stand by my comments, that shouldn’t detract from how incredible their music was.  Best of luck to the band members, and I hope that they find some new projects to get involved with soon.
  8. I’m really bummed about this show cancellation.  Rahim Quazi will not be opening for Crystal Bowersox this Sunday at Denton’s Rockin’ Rodeo.  The entire show, in fact, has been cancelled.  I don’t know the circumstances behind this, but I do know that all tickets will be refunded.  But I so looked forward to seeing both Rahim and Crystal play together.  Yes, I’ve been a fan of hers since I saw her on American Idol.  Yes, I watch that show.  Don’t judge me.
  9. Call it a hunch here, but I think the next big act out of Austin just might be Three Bones (pictured above).  Their video for “Hold On to Ya” was debuted on Ovrld.com recently, and it seem that it’s continually popping up in my Facebook feed.  I also just saw that their video was also shared today on See/Saw, a blog run my Lizzy Lehman of Carry Illinois.  There’s something about the raw style of both the song and video that I think is unique and refreshing.
  10. If there’s one act that this week is all about in my eyes, it’s Ducado Vega and Zenya Vi.  Saturday night is their big Video Release Party, with opening acts Grades of Absolute Truth, David Crandall, and Kozmic Sisters.  The night before is Hands Across Deep Ellum, where people will attempt to create a human chain spanning from Kettle Art Gallery to Ash Studios, where Ducado and company perform the following night.  It’s an over the top kind of weekend, hosted by a truly over the top individual who is working to shake things up in the local music community.  Props to Ducado for doing so, and for earning this week’s #1 slot.
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