(Poster designed by Aaron from Old Snack)
Edit: Here’s the Dallas Observer preview of the show:
If there are two North Texas bands who belong on a bill together right now, they are The Blurries and Old Snack, both of which occupy the same piece of real estate in the punk influenced rock genre. Both bands’ music is jangly and fast. But, where Old Snack takes a grittier approach, The Blurries tend to keep their music a little more melodic with an undeniable sense of pop. Either way, this show will rock your face off, without question. So, batten down the hatches, or whatever you need to do to get your head right for this show, it’s going to be good.
Tickets available through Prekindle or at the door.
Dallas often gets a lot of slack for the commercial/plastic appeal of the city, but that doesn’t apply to this excellent album by the Blurries. There’s angular chops and steady drumming that serve as the backdrop for a record designed to provide you with effortless cool and energetic bursts. If you can’t sing along to this album, then I’m sorry to hear about your vocal chords; they must be broken.
Sometimes it all just kind of comes together. Jangly guitar pop-rock is certainly something we’ve all heard plenty of, but the Blurries manage to make it interesting again, three minutes at a time. “Pretty Knife” is a terrific tune built around thin-but-expressive vocals and – wait for it – jangly guitars, while “Your Love” benefits from plenty of straightforward verve. The four-piece never strays far from the guitar-bass-keys-drums template, but as someone famous once said, it’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with it…
Join us this Saturday, December 3 at Dada. Details here.