Presented by the Sons of Hermann Hall
Doors at 8, Show at 9 in the upstairs Ballroom.
Thom Jurek at All Music said it best, "Only Gram Parsons' term "Cosmic American Music" begins to touch her mercurial, changeling roots aesthetic, . . McNally is a Zen-like, post-Beat song poet”. For those who have followed McNally’s nearly twenty year career the thing that most sticks with the listener about her, is the timeless effortlessness that she brings to all she does. With a long catalog and longer list of peers with whom she has written, recorded and toured, McNally continues to turn out great music that defies blatant genre-fication.
At home across the American (Americana) music spectrum, the Grammy nominee who’s live music career began on the jam band circuit of the 1990’s with bands like Robert Randolph and Derek Trucks, writes as well as she interprets the songs of others, has a top tier musicality to her craft, a soul stirring voice that immediately grabs one by the heart strings and a troubadour’s wanderlust, not to mention as it turns out, she is also an excellent electric guitar player.
Like her anti-hero heros J.J. Cale, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan. Dr. John, and Jim Dickinson, McNally knows who she serves. She serves the song. Her quiet but steady plodding through the many layers of the business of music, hasn’t ever been rewarded with massive fame and fortune but in time that slow burn has become the treasure in and of itself.
The part of McNally’s narrative that is often missed is that not only has she self-managed herself for nearly all of her career but that she has also been a stout warrior-like-artist who often went toe-to-toe with label heads and A&R to defend and fight for her visions. She left the major label world after ten years at Capital/EMI to fend for herself on various smaller labels and self-release paradigms. Perhaps the business of music is finally catching up with her independent spirit. We shall see.
Come on out to the Sons of Hermann Hall on Saturday night, July 27th for Blue Christmas in July, a potluck-fundraising-musical event!
Please bring a side-dish to share in the potluck. Barbecued meats will be provided.
Catch two great musical acts in the Old Bowling Alley: Greg Smith Blues Review and The Cliff Band.
This is a fundraising event to provide toys and bicycles (as well as helmets and locks with each bike) at Christmas to children in South Dallas.
Tickets are $10
Presented by Hermann Sons Life, Columbia Lodge, Blue Christmas In July is a benefit event. Proceeds and toy donations from the evening go the Dallas Songwriters Association Toy Drive, in partnership with The Larry Tutson Jr. Toy Drive, and the greater South Dallas Youth Community.
Come on down to the Sons for our monthly First Friday event.
On Friday, August 2nd, we'll be busting out the lyrics to some of our favorite songs at this Karaoke Night. Bring your favorite singers, your karaoke ringers, even your friends who refuse to get behind the mic. All are welcome!
We'll have $2 pizza slices for sale.
And as always, enjoy our Happy Hour prices from 5-8pm and additional specials as posted.
Join rapper and activist Propaganda on the red couch for candid conversations and interviews covering everything from pop culture to important social issues—all with the unique perspective, insight and wit only they can bring.
With special guest Wordsplayed
TICKETS AND MORE INFO HERE
General Admission (Seated): $25
VIP Experience: $40 - Includes a ticket the show, a group Q&A with Propaganda & Alma and poetry readings.
Podcast Recording: 7:30-8:30PM
Propaganda w/ DJ: 9:45-11:00PM
SonsStock 2019 is an entertaining, family-friendly event where musicians and artisans join efforts to raise funds for Sons of Hermann Lodge 66. In addition to its fundraising efforts, it is also a celebration of Woodstock which coincides with the anniversary weekend 50 years ago. The hall is filled with Love, Peace and Music, as well as vendors selling their wares throughout the day.
Music performances around our Electric Campfires will be happening all day long.
Acts will be supported by a full sound system as they play around the Electric Campfires.
Music Acts will include:
12PM-2PM (old bowling alley) Peace Cowboy will be hosting an Electric Campfire jam circle.
2-2:30 Traffic Jam
2:45-3:15 Carza Brothers
3:30-4:00 Riley Amanda
4:15-4:45 Nance “Shaggy” Moore
5;00-5:30 Eastside Troubadours
5:45-6:15 Babb & Company
7:30-8:30 Robert Lee Kobb Band
Doors at 7 / Show at 8
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On his new King of Content Tour, Joe Mande travels all over America in an heroic attempt to heal a broken nation with his patented mix of humor and content.
Joe Mande is a multi-talented comedian/writer/actor known the world over as Hollywood’s “King of Content.” His Award-Winning Comedy Special can be seen on Netflix. His acting has been featured on Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and in the film The Disaster Artist. And his writing credits include The Good Place, Master of None, and Kroll Show. Now is finally your chance to see some of that famous content, live and in person.
Don’t miss Tyrone Wells on The Lift Me Up Tour, with special guest, Dan Rodriguez.
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Doors: 8pm | Show: 9pm
Tyrone Wells still sort of chuckles to himself when he thinks about the fact that making music is his “job." He has been at this “job" for well over a decade, and is just now beginning to shake off the discomfort and stress of the days when he had a real job (TJ Maxx - lead of the ladies department in Spokane, WA). As far as jobs go, Tyrone feels like he has won the lottery (in regards to his present “job”). He loves to create music. He loves to perform. He is a husband, and a father of 3 daughters. He has four sisters, so he feels right at home being completely outnumbered by the ladies in his present household (and also when he was the lead of the ladies dept at TJ Maxx). He believes that Jesus is for real. He’s writing this bio. He’s referring to himself in the third person. He knows that this bio has a ring of sarcasm, but he is dead serious. He feels extremely grateful. He jokes around, but he has worked very hard at making music his “job." He has spent countless hours writing, recording, playing live, and traveling to play live again. He has spent time away from his beloved family to make this thing a reality. He has never really experienced much radio success, so his fans have been gained the old fashioned way, by pouring his heart out on a stage, and by word of mouth. He feels certain that he will make music until his dying day, as it is not only gratifying for him to create, but also therapeutic and necessary. He can’t believe you’re still reading this… if you are still reading this, he wants to thank you for taking the time to do so, and for supporting what he does. He knows it would be impossible without you.
Come on down to the Sons for our monthly First Friday event.
On Friday, July 5th, we'll be busting out the games and having some good-old-fashioned fun. Bring your favorite game and your friends and family. All are welcome!
We'll have $2 pizza slices for sale.
And as always, enjoy our Happy Hour prices from 5-8pm.
Doors at 8
Show at 9
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Nobody remembers if Gladys Broussard won the bingo game by going across or down. She might have even won by going diagonal, which has always been kind of like cheating to me. Anyhow, they had to give her the prize: two 33 and 1/3 long playing albums. The first was a Kiss record. They looked awful, very dangerous. The other album was the Village People's Cruising. It had a few men on the cover, relaxing on their toys. One had a big bulldozer, one an army jeep. Of course, the troublemaker had himself a chopper.
Gladys knew exactly what she was going to do with them. She gave this Kiss record to the Pegue boys who lived down the street and who were always getting in trouble. They couldn't drive the family's one working car in or out of the driveway without screeching the wheels and holding their middle finger up at their siblings left on the front porch. The Pegues played the record for about a month straight. Then it was stolen by the neighbor boy behind them. That boy was always lighting fires and torturing animals. Can't believe what he confessed to. We don't talk about him. His parents were always in church and they kept clothes spotless.
Thank god Gladys sent her grandson Cruisin.' Otherwise, he might have ended up like some kind of weirdo, dressing up in some crazy costume pretending to be somebody he's not.
ENDERNESS, A.A. Bondy's first album in eight years was finished the day before a wildfire burned his house down. He recorded and played everything himself.
The 25th Anniversary of Electric Campfire Acoustic Jam
An appreciative offering of our weekly "Open Space" jam, the Electric Campfire Acoustic Jam! "The only thing electric is the campfire...all instruments are acoustic."
For the last two and half decades local and regional amateur and professional musicians have collectively played around the Electric Campfires of this cherished weekly gathering. This celebration will feature the great musicians and music that fills The Hall every week. We invite you to come be a part of our special twenty-fifth anniversary!
More details to follow.
7pm - Midnight. All Ages - All Levels
Join us to celebrate Dallas Swing Dance Society's 20th anniversary! This is the first of three nights of dancing, different venues, live bands, and lots of friends, both new and old!
Friday night at the Sons of Herman Hall with Dave Washburn's band
Along with an amazing, local live band, we will have local performances and a special competition/showcase of the many dancers that have built our scene over the last 20 years.
Registration and more info here
Early Bird (but not as early) – $55.00
Full Weekend - Early Bird – $50.00
PRESENTED BY THE SONS OF HERMANN HALL
Tremoloco is an eclectic roots band whose music has been described as: Sonoran Gothic Folk, Gulf Coast Roots, Tex-Mexican Americana or simply Cantina Music. Their music reflects who they are and where they are from featuring players from East L.A., Houston and Louisiana.
2019 will see their 5th release.
Blending Mexican folk music with Roots/Country music is no easy task. It certainly helps thuat Tremoloco is well versed in several styles including Folk, Country, Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Honky Tonk, Tex-Mex, Rancheros, Conjunto Norteño and Cumbias all the while writing and performing original songs in both English and Spanish.
A stellar line up of well known musicians occupy all of the Tremoloco recordings, a who's who of California/Texas roots music including Dave Alvin, Cindy Cashdollar, David Hidalgo, Cougar Estrada (Los Lobos), Red Volkaert, Los Tex Maniacs, Joel Guzman, Rick Shea and many more.....
Mexican groove and swing:
"The Los Angeles/Houston/Louisiana band Tremoloco play a singular blend of Mexican and American roots music, delivering original songs in Spanish and English that draw on a promiscuously diverse array of musical traditions including Nashville twang and Louisiana bayou grooves, New Orleans R&B, Delta blues, rancheros, cumbias and Tex-Mex romps, the band’s recently released fourth album “Deseo” paints a series of vivid, dance-inducing portraits, sometimes humorous, sometimes historical, and always well-crafted. With Tony Zamora as songwriter/singer/multi-instrumentalist Tremoloco features a veteran cast of players with an impressive roster of credits."
— Mercury News, Andrew Gilbert, Correspondent September 2017 —
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Gary Gulman is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York City. Originally from Boston, Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. “Gary will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge, CK, Burr, Gulman: You heard it here first” raved the Village Voice. He’s made three TV specials, and three albums. Gary marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the “It’s About Time Tour,” selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder the New York Times wrote “Gary is finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”
Thursday, June 13th. Featuring Asleep at the Wheel and more!
We are thrilled to be the first stop on the 2019 Texas Dance Hall Tour with Asleep at the Wheel! This is a one of a kind true Texas experience! Help Texas Dance Hall Preservation save our extraordinary Texas Dance Halls by joining the Texas Dance Hall Tour this year, or consider a lifetime membership.
Tickets to Asleep at the Wheel on Thursday and Sunday night are not available to the public unless you are a Lifetime members of Texas Dance Hall Preservation. If you are interested in becoming a Texas Dance Hall Preservation Lifetime Member, click here.
Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life’s biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to. Every month we share a new investigation, along with occasional bonus interviews and updates.
Doors at 7.
Show at 8.
$12 advance | Door: $15
Doors at 8. Show at 9.
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J.S. Ondara offers a unique take on the American dream on Tales of America, his debut album. Ondara grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, listening to American alt-rock and making up his own songs for as long as he can remember. After discovering the music of Bob Dylan, he moved to Minneapolis in 2013 to pursue a career in music. There he began making his way in the local music scene, continually writing songs about what he saw, felt and experienced in a place far different from home. From a stockpile he says is hundreds of songs deep,
Ondara chose 11 for Tales of America. They’re captivating tunes built around acoustic guitars and adorned with subtle full-band accompaniment for an open-hearted folk-rock feel. He sings in a strong, tuneful voice well-suited to the gorgeous melancholy he expresses on the wistfully lovelorn “Torch Song,” or his steadfast infatuation on “Television Girl.”
Ondara sings rueful lyrics in an anguished tone on “Saying Goodbye,” and leaves plenty of room for interpretation on “American Dream,” the first single.
“I knew I wanted a song called ‘American Dream’ on the record, but I didn’t have that song,” Ondara says with a laugh. “I couldn’t find it. I wrote like twenty songs called ‘American Dream’ before I found the one that ended up being the record.”
His persistence is evident throughout Tales of America, which is indeed a classic American tale. It’s the story, told in song, of an immigrant seeking a new life, who dedicates himself to achieving his vision through hard work and determination.
On Friday, June 7th join us at the Sons. It’s Electric Campfire Acoustic Jam First Friday and you are invited for fun! There’s NO COVER charge, entertainment not limited to, but including live bands, dance parties, acoustic jams, games, and good friends.
There are always happy hour specials food and snacks.
An agent will be there to sign up new members! A good time will be had by all!
First Fridays are an opportunity for members, friends and anyone interested in joining the Sons of Hermann to come together over music, food, drink and more.
Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys are coming to Dallas Sunday May 19 for a KNON Benefit event at the Sons of Hermann Hall.
Doors at 5. Show at 6.
Don’t miss Big Sandy and his undiluted joyful music pulled from rockabilly, rock & roll, honky-tonk, rhythm & blues, soul and doo-wop. Joining Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys will be Sleazy Mancini with the coolest sound East of downtown and Raised Right Men playing a set of great Honky Tonk music. KNON’s own Charlie Don’t Park will be spinning the tunes and setting the groove between bands. This will be an early show with doors opening at 5 pm and music starting at 6 pm. Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, Sleazy Mancini, and Raised Right Men Sunday May 19 at the historic Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas.