So, you might have heard by now that KERA has bought a radio station that will play music – welcome news to all of those who miss the music they used to hear on 90.1 FM. In honor of the happy occasion, here’s an all-music morning roundup:
DEALS FOR YOUR EARS: The biggest complaint that most people have when buying concert tickets to big pop shows is the service fee. For one day only, Live Nation has heard you. Today, the music conglomerate is launching “No Service Fee Wednesday,” a self-explanatory promotion if ever there was one. In Dallas, Live Nation operates the SuperPages.com Center, so if you were planning on heading out there this summer, today’s the day to buy those tickets. If classical is more your speed, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is offering a three-concert pack for its 2009 Casual Classics Series for only $30. The deal is good through Friday; click here to purchase tickets.
LIVE AND LOCAL: If you’re heading out to see a show tonight, The Dallas Morning News has previews of two of the bigger ones. First, Mario Tarradell checks in with Brit band Gomez, who plays tonight at House of Blues. You might find it interesting to learn that the five guys in the band live in four different cities. Also onstage tonight is Dallas hipster hip-hop duo DMG$. According to Cary Darling, the band is blowing up in Europe, thanks to the guidance of producer Xrabit. DMG$ plays tonight at the Lounge, opening for a band with the most full-throttle of names.
RHETT TAKES OVER: To celebrate the release of his self-titled album this week, Magnate Magazine has asked Rhett Miller to take over editing duties on its blog. And, being the CEO of all things Rhett Miller, he decided to farm out those duties to some of his famous friends (hey, he’s got an album to promote this week). DC9 at Night has the details on some of those posts. To hear Miller’s thoughts on his new album, take a listen to his recent episode of Track by Track with Paul Slavens.