Preview by: Taylor Prater
If only all the 13th weekends could be like this one!
Elm Street in Dallas is doing the weekend up in style with the Music & Tattoo Festival and bringing out a wide array of bands with it. We're gearing up to head over to Club Dada to check out Ishi, Painted Palms, Blackstone Rangers and Def Rain night.
A refreshing group of psych-pop loving cousins, Painted Palms kicked off their summer tour June 6 and is making Texas one of the first stops. The group's most recently released album, Forever, is a perfect blend of bright pop hooks and simple harmonies over looping electro-acoustic beats that'll transport you back to the 60s.
The band's pretty much been on tour non-stop since the beginning of the year and has been releasing wonderful treats in the meantime - the music video for their title track features light painting, kaleidoscopes and several moments where you'll think 'what the heck did I just watch?' but press forward with morbid curiosity.
Pitchfork calls them Beach Boys-meets-Panda Bear and it's that wonderful oxymoron that is surely at work behind their touring success. Think Dada will let us bring our beach towels?
Either way, make sure you set Club Dada high on your radar for to see these guys in action. We'll definitely be there.