Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Kim Richey at Sons of Hermann Hall

Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm
Tickets at Spune.com
(This Show is Seated)

Edgeland moves roots singer/subtle excavator of the human condition Kim Richey through the topography of the life lived by a woman committed to following her music. Flinching over hurting another, knowing the ways of the road, seeking higher ground and accepting the fact everyone’s truth isn’t a white picket fence, she continues defying labels as she defines the thinking person’s life.

“Right now, my stuff is all in storage,” she says of her state of constant motion. “I’ve lived in a lot of different places – different countries even. It’s a little overwhelming, keeping track of stuff, but it’s been an amazing trip because music has taken me places I never dreamed.

“I’m the same way with writing. Even when I’ve finished a record, or am in the middle of recording, I’m writing. Writing songs is what I do; it’s how I connect with the world.”

That sense of motion infuses Edgeland with immediacy. From the Buck Owens/Don Rich opening notes of “Red Line,” the dusky blond sweeps listeners up in her whirl. If “Red Line” is a missed train and a moment of immersion in the station, “The Get Together” shimmers with a Laurel Canyon lushness and ease in the awkward (that evokes J.D. Souther’s post-romantic midtempos) and “Can’t Seem To Let You Go” owns the ‘60s Merseybeat pop luxury of the Seekers or Dusty Springfield in Memphis. Demonstrating a facility for slipping in and out of oeuvres and emotions, this – in many ways — culminates her passage through music.

Kim Richey is a traveller, after all. Musically, physically, emotionally. Not merely restless or rootless, it’s who she is. Willing to follow where the music leads, she’s landed in Los Angeles, Nashville, London, working with a who’s who of producers – Richard Bennett, Hugh Padgham, Bill Bottrell, Angelo, Giles Martin. She’s attracted a coterie of top-shelf genre-definers — Jason Isbell, Trisha Yearwood, Chuck Prophet, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Wilco’s Pat Sansone – for her critically-lauded projects. She has also sung on records for Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, Isbell, and Rodney Crowell.

Part of what draws them to the dusky honey of her crystalline alto is the way she writes: to and from the soul, never flinching from the conflicts and crushing moments, yet always finding dignity and resilience. Her arc of the human heart is true. True enough that over the years, Richey’s been both Grammy nominated. Nominated for Yearwood’s truculently groove-country “Baby, I Lied,” she also co-wrote Radney Foster’s #1 “Nobody Wins.”

“Harlan Howard said – and maybe I’ve taken it too much to heart, ‘It’s always more believable if you sing it in the first person.’ And when I sit down to write, if it’s something I’m going to sing, I want it to be what I want it to be. I don’t really settle, which may make me a little hard to write with. But I have to be able to stand up and sing it night after night, and I can’t if I don’t really believe it.”

Those standards made Glimmer one of TIME’s Top Records of 1999 and Rise named People’s Best Alt-Country Record of 2002. Even when singing from the point of view of a guy working on a barge going up and down the Ohio River in “Dear John,” her aim is true. As she says of the man refusing to read the letter that ends his romance, “because if I don’t read your letter, then it’s not over. Sometimes these songs are specific and personal, but it’s also true in ways that reflect so many other people’s experience, too.”

Sometimes Richey channels profound truths. Sometimes she embraces breezy freedom. “Leavin’ Song,” a rambler’s shuffle, is more about tasting the world than exiting a bad situation. As its chorus offers, “This ain’t no leaving song, you ain’t done nothing wrong” over an electric banjo and Resonator guitar, Richey finds the sweet spot in exulting for just being alive.

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Lindy Hop Body Shop 2018
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Lindy Hop Body Shop 2018

A weekend of instruction and dancing for ONLY $75. WOW! purchase your weekend pass online and save.

Swing dance legend, Sylvia Sykes will be teaching on Saturday and Sunday along with Mike and Shawna Westerfeld, Ramiro Gonzales and other DFW Swing and Lindy instructors. Also, Dave Washburn's 3/4 Fast Jazz Band will be playing for the Saturday night dance at this year's Lindy Hop Body Shop. For more information, visit www.LindyHopBodyShop.com

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SHEBANG SHOW presents, TEX-MEX!
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

SHEBANG SHOW presents, TEX-MEX!

DOORS AT 8, SHOW AT 9

New to Sons of Hermann Hall, THE SHEBANG SHOW is a cheeky blend of vaudeville-style performances, sideshow thrills, traditional and downright nontraditional burlesque. On August 4, THE SHEBANG SHOW debuts with Tex-Mex flair! Featuring true-blue Tex-Mex beauties, Honey Hula-La, Jai Le Bait, and Seemore Sadie, with live bullwhip performances by Justin F. Credible and his daring assistant, Dr. DVS. Spend your evening tangled in the mix - get your tickets to the THE SHEBANG SHOW presents "TEX-MEX"!

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Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Dancin' & Dominoes with the League of Large Gentlemen

On the second Friday night of the month, the League of Large Gentlemen play swing and blues music in the bar for your dancing and listening pleasure.

NO COVER! Of course, tipping the band would nice if you want them to keep coming back!

We will also be bringing some games, like cards and dominoes, because it's fun to sit with friends and play games. Add great live music and a friendly bar. PRESTO! Dancin' and Dominoes!

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Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

SonStock Music & Arts Gathering

SonsStock 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 49 years ago.  And this year we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love as well! The hall is filled with Love, Peace and Music, as well as vendors selling their wares throughout the day.

 

Items of interest to be sold in our “Hippie Market” are rare vinyl records, rare posters, vintage band concert t-shirts (covering bands from the 60’s to present day), as well as, tie-dye goods, vintage clothing, woodwork, pottery, paintings, prints, jewelry and much, much more.

Everyone who attends is encouraged to dress up like a Hippie and enter the Grooviest Hippie Costume Contest. A raffle will be held throughout the day to win various gifts and goodies and food will be sold on the premises.  The bar always offers sodas for the kids, drink specials and a large selection of cold beer.

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. More to come on specific acts as the date draws near. Music Acts to be announced.

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Greg Laswell
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Greg Laswell

Doors: 8pm | Show: 9pm
Tickets at Spune.com
~ This show is seated ~

“If you're going through heartbreak, and you can write a song, it's a wonderful win-win - because it takes your mind off the heartbreak, and you get to vent.” – Nikki Sixx

Okay, so what? Here’s another album about heartbreak…or heartache.

But isn’t the worry that when each of us stares down heartbreak/ache (we all do) – we just want so desperately to know that as many as possible are just as miserable as we are? Misery doesn’t just need company – it needs a very specific sort of kinship. And it needs someone who can profoundly articulate it – not just rhyme a few words about some inconsiderate asshole.

It’s not important to reveal the specific catalyst for Greg Laswell’s latest record, Everyone Thinks I Dodged a Bullet – but rather to focus anew on what makes him one of the most uncompromising songwriters of these modern times. You may recognize a bit of Leonard Cohen in his tormented baritone. You might think of Tom Waits when you sense how deep down in the gut these songs come from. But if there is a quality that still and ever marks out Laswell’s writing, it is an ability to use words like unrepentant paper cuts. Should you be at the receiving end, perhaps you might not at first feel the sting; but it will burn like hell later.

Imagine the coldness of being the subject of such biting vitriol as, “I'm gonna be lazy when I write about you.” Imagine that you mean so much nothing to someone you once meant the world to. And how would you process the sting of, “What are you going to do when gravity gets to you?” Meanness, after all, is sometimes utterly justified – and in Greg Laswell’s world, no punches are pulled for the sake of possible hurt feelings. But if you feel the same as does he, the words feel like little (or maybe enormous) triumphs. His pen is mighty – especially when it’s aimed at the heart. And the songs urge you to join in pushing the point in deeper. The music lends powerful atmospheric gravitas to the words. It soars with tortured majesty (“Lifetime Ago”), it haunts so ever beautifully (“Out of Line”), and it aches with a piercing sadness (“Play That One Again”).

Popmatters called his work, “Haunting, genuine and surprisingly uplifting.” Filter described his songs as “Punches to the gut.” And Blurt said of his music that it’s both “majestic and meditative.”

On the title track Laswell matter-of-factly confesses, “Everyone thinks I dodged a bullet / But I think I shot the gun.” Loaded words, for an album loaded with open wounds.

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Swingin' Soul
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Swingin' Soul

Join us on the 2nd Friday of every month for dancing to classic Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Motown and more!

8-9pm --Dance Lesson with Elaine & Ramiro
9-Midnight --DJs Ramiro Gonzalez and Elaine Hewlett

$8 cover
 

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Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Dancin' & Dominoes with the League of Large Gentlemen

On the second Friday night of the month, the League of Large Gentlemen play swing and blues music in the bar for your dancing and listening pleasure.

NO COVER! Of course, tipping the band would nice if you want them to keep coming back!

We will also be bringing some games, like cards and dominoes, because it's fun to sit with friends and play games. Add great live music and a friendly bar. PRESTO! Dancin' and Dominoes!

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Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Dancin' & Dominoes with the League of Large Gentlemen

On the second Friday night of the month, the League of Large Gentlemen play swing and blues music in the bar for your dancing and listening pleasure.

NO COVER! Of course, tipping the band would nice if you want them to keep coming back!

We will also be bringing some games, like cards and dominoes, because it's fun to sit with friends and play games. Add great live music and a friendly bar. PRESTO! Dancin' and Dominoes!

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Swingin' Soul
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Swingin' Soul

Join us on the 2nd Friday of every month for dancing to classic Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Motown and more!

8-9pm --Dance Lesson with Elaine & Ramiro
9-Midnight --DJs Ramiro Gonzalez and Elaine Hewlett

$8 cover
 

swingin_soul.jpg
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Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dancin' & Dominoes with the League of Large Gentlemen

On the second Friday night of the month, the League of Large Gentlemen play swing and blues music in the bar for your dancing and listening pleasure.

NO COVER! Of course, tipping the band would nice if you want them to keep coming back!

We will also be bringing some games, like cards and dominoes, because it's fun to sit with friends and play games. Add great live music and a friendly bar. PRESTO! Dancin' and Dominoes!

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Copy of Dancin' & Dominoes with the League of Large Gentlemen

On the second Friday night of the month, the League of Large Gentlemen play swing and blues music in the bar for your dancing and listening pleasure.

NO COVER! Of course, tipping the band would nice if you want them to keep coming back!

We will also be bringing some games, like cards and dominoes, because it's fun to sit with friends and play games. Add great live music and a friendly bar. PRESTO! Dancin' and Dominoes!

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Supper at the Sons | Pop-up dinner & concert
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Supper at the Sons | Pop-up dinner & concert

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

RVC Promotions is proud to present a very special event at The Sons of Hermann Hall on Friday, July 20th. Supper at the Sons: A Pop Up Dinner & Concert with Chef Justin Box and Musical Guest: The Vandoliers.

The evening begins at 7pm with a four-course dinner created by Chef Justin Box. Once dinner is completed, The Vandolier’s will come on to perform a 60-minute set for everyone in attendance.

This is an evening not to miss.

Described as the most interesting place in town, The Sons of Hermann Hall on the corner of Elm and Exposition on the outskirts of Deep Ellum has been there for more than a century. Step inside and can catch the latest musical acts, join a weekly campfire jam, even learn to swing dance, all at this historic Deep Ellum venue.

The Vandoliers are alternative country band with roots in punk.  Formed in 2015, bringing together group of DFW-area musicians led by frontman Joshua Fleming. They offer a fresh take on Texas music and even made an appearance in Rolling Stone's "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know" in May 2017. If you like the Old 97's; Titus Andronicus; guitars, Cadillacs and hillbilly music, then you’ll love the Vandoliers.

 

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Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Dancin' & Dominoes with the League of Large Gentlemen

On the second Friday night of the month, the League of Large Gentlemen play swing and blues music in the bar for your dancing and listening pleasure.

NO COVER! Of course, tipping the band would nice if you want them to keep coming back!

We will also be bringing some games, like cards and dominoes, because it's fun to sit with friends and play games. Add great live music and a friendly bar. PRESTO! Dancin' and Dominoes!

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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
Jun
26
8:00 PM20:00

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

The songs on Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band's old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk. Amanda says of the album, "I think it's just about life and all that that entails. Including but not limited to death, strangers, birthdays, money, leaving, arriving, seasons, corruption, and love."

Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster.

There is an empathetic and charming wit engrained in Amanda's songwriting. She has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her story-telling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of emotions in another person's life.

The successes of On The Ropes [2016] and Me Oh My [2015] have propelled Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters onto the national scene and they have been featured on NPR's World Cafe's Sense of Place, NPR's Mountain Stage, Nashville's Music City Roots, and Folk Alley and they have performed at AmericanaFest, MerleFest, and IBMA. On The Ropes debuted at #39 on iTunes Top 40 Country Chart on release day and landed on a plethora of year end lists including placing #35 on the Top 100 Albums played on Americana Radio in 2016 and landing at #1 on Western North Carolina's WNCW Radio's Year End Listeners Poll of Top Albums of 2016!

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Rob Aldridge and the Proponents
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Rob Aldridge and the Proponents

$5 at the door.

https://robaldridgemusic.com/

JIMMY NUTT (GRAMMY-WINNING ENGINEER/ PRODUCER/OWNER OF NUTTHOUSE STUDIOS)
“If you like badass guitar riffs, compelling lyrics
and gut-wrenching vocals, you’re going to love
Rob Aldridge and the Proponents!”

MATT WAKE (LA WEEKLY, PASTE MAGAZINE, AL.COM)
“The world really doesn’t need any more
lukewarm Americana music right now.What the world
needs is some inspired new rock songs, and Rob Aldridge
& The Proponents are doing their part… You can tell this
music has roots, but the songs never sound like tributes.
They sound like the pulse of a pissed-off band with
some cool stories to tell.”

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The Smoke | 15 Year Anniversary Dance
Jun
8
9:00 PM21:00

The Smoke | 15 Year Anniversary Dance

Come shuffle and shake to Dallas' best 60s dance night! The Smoke! returns June 8th to celebrate 15 YEARS of dancing! We'll be shimming across the wooden floor of The Sons of Hermann Hall's bowling alley with the people we love and the tunes we crave.

Our manifesto: Keep on Keeping on dancing to the finest in Soul, R&B, Garage, and more. Don't be a Jerk, get up and Gorilla with the In Crowd. Come dressed to impress or come as you are, just come ready to dance.

*Special guest deejay Greg Waletski (Hipshaker Mpls)*

CDs will be available (while supplies last) but we ask for donations to help with costs.

More details here!

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