Dallas and north Texas are closely associated with the former Television show, the Cowboys, and pomp and glitz. It is also known for great country music. Though the past ten years have seen a bit of a lull in venues, the past year or so has led to a near boom for live music venues. Here are two of the favorites around Dallas.
1924 Greenville Ave. Dallas TX 75206
Well lit, and comfy. When bands or songwriters aren't playing on the weekends, televisions with sports are playing. The staff is friendly and drinks are stiff and the owner is also a former bull rider. It is so new it still smells of the woods used to construct the faux barn interior. Bands like Grant Jones and the pistol gripped lassos and the Marfalites play here often. Noah Caveny of the Marfalites hosts an open mic on Wednesdays that features mostly top tiered Dallas talent.
Colin Boyd is hosting his song circus on Mondays at Bandera as well for at least January and into 2010 due to it's success. Colin showcases some of his best music and features a songwriter every Monday, with many great surprises throughout.
115 East Main Street Richardson, TX 75081
Every Tuesday night, Brett Dillon from radio station khyi 95.3 the Range hosts the best songwriters and bands that Texas has to offer at his bike and mike night. 'The last great DJ' is one of the most trusted names in the country when it comes to picking talent. He even has a feature length documentary about him showcasing some of his best friends. Main Street Liquid is very cozy and has pool and lots of peanuts to munch. It is a smoking establishment, and the staff are very knowledgeable. Food is served as well.
Richard Paul Davis