Crave Music Picks of the Week

nunnby Steven Doyle

Checking in to the local music scene find some great entertainment coming to North Texas:

Catch Otherwise, the hard rock Las Vegas band at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill tonight, July 5. They have released two full-length albums on the independent label Century Media Records, titled True Love Never Dies (2012) and Peace At All Costs(2014). Previous to signing their record deal with Century Media, as an unsigned band they released one self-titled full-length album “Otherwise” (2006) and one EP titled “Some Kind of Alchemy” (2009).

Ted Nugent released a new song in 2011, “I Still Believe”, as a free download via his website to subscribers to his news letter. Nugent says of the song: “America is a target-rich environment for an independent man addicted to logic, truth and The American Way. ‘I Still Believe’ throttles the animal spirit of rugged individualism in pure MotorCity ultra high-energy rhythm and blues and rock and roll.” In April 2011 Nugent announced that former frontman Derek St. Holmes would be joining his band for Nugent’s I Still Believe Tour. Nugent will be appearing at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth July 6.

See Steve Earle at the House of Blues July 6th. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and released his first EP in 1982. His breakthrough album was the 1986 album Guitar Town. Since then Earle has released 15 other studio albums and received three Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Shawn Colvin, Ian Stuart Donaldson and Emmylou Harris.

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Gary P. Nunn appears at the Kessler Friday July 7th. Gary P. Nunn has been taking Texas to the country and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music.  His composition “London Homesick Blues” is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the PBS concert TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades.

The Freeloaders are a local 6-piece Dallas jazz band fronted by gravelly crooner John Jay Myers. Young and old alike enjoy a unique blend of jazz, swing, and blues. You will find the local band playing at events of all sorts and call The Free Man in Deep Ellum home. Hear them next July 11 at The Free Man.

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