Local promoter Ted Cromer will be taking advantage of the situation by lassoing some of the passers-through to perform at the inaugural Ridglea Music Festival. Think of the four-day festival that begins tomorrow (Thursday) as SXFW.
More than 100 bands from all over the map, geographically and musically, will alternate on two lower-level stages and the theater’s upstairs lounge. Local representatives range from Plano’s hardcore act Dorian Grey to Fort Worth’s indie-popsters Green River Ordinance.
As for national acts, don’t miss the thick rhythms and hypnotic guitars of Hydrahead Records’ proto-psychedelic Pelican, on Saturday. On Sunday, catch up with smooth Dallas balladeers The New Frontiers.
An event more focused on melody than previous hipster-friendly North Texas gatherings, Ridglea Music Festival features a lot of bands headed for a broadcast tv teen melodrama near you, like Cute Is What We Aim For and Goodbye Tomorrow. Further proving that “indie” doesn’t preclude “pop appeal,” Austin’s J Price will also be in town Saturday afternoon.
Thu-Sun at Ridglea Theater, 6025 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. $14-16 each day or $50 for 4-day pass. Also featuring Eisley, Black Tie Dynasty, Circa Survive, Fair to Midland, and The Dead Twins.