KXT 91.7, the Dallas Observer and Kessler Entertainment Group are pleased to present Triple Play at the Dallas City Performance Hall, featuring The Relatives, Pleasant Grove and Seryn. Pleasant Grove was one of the most influential alternative rock groups to emerge from the fertile Deep Ellum music scene during the mid-90’s. Their albums received an extraordinary amount of critical acclaim, and after disbanding ten years ago, the group have reunited twice for memorable reunion events. Denton, Texas-based Seryn are redefining the term “art rock”, with spectacular arrangements, captivating melodies and intelligent lyrics. Their North Texas-area shows sell out consistently, and the band’s music is a staple of KXT radio. The Relatives represent the storied past of West Dallas gospel and soul music. During the 70’s, the group released many singles that found their way to the American radio airwaves Now, almost 40 years later, the North Texas creative community has once again rediscovered the group’s music and embraced them with an enthusiasm usually reserved for “the next big thing”.
Thanks to all who came out last night for the Triple Play show at The Kessler Theater! People on Vacation, Little Black Dress and Andrew Tinker put on amazing shows. Stay tuned for next month’s lineup.
Well kids, the final Triple Play of the season is about to go down on March 22 at The Kessler Theater. Why is this series important?
It’s important because it’s a conscious effort to convene three distinct music centers into one night, in one venue.
It’s important because it celebrates local musicians actually in the playlist on a North Texas radio station and backed by a print partner committed to local music coverage.
It’s important because presenting shows like this is actually a part of the mission of KXT as a nonprofit radio station. Not having to answer to advertisers or corporate headquarters in another city has its privileges.
Good times last night! Thank you so much to the Kessler Theater and the Dallas Observer for co-hosting a great night of local music. Jessie Frye, Salim Nourallah & Whiskey Folk Ramblers represented North Texas well. Pic above - Whiskey Folk Ramblers and below, their soundcheck.
Jessie Frye above.
Salim Nourallah and the Travoltas above.
Paul Slavens, host of the Paul Slavens show Sunday nights at 8pm says - Save the date for March 22 for the next installment of Triple Play at The Kessler featuring Little Black Dress, People on Vacation & Andrew Tinker.
Triple Play is Friday, January 13 at The Kessler Theater. It’s a monthly event showcasing local talent from Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton. This video is a taste of what to expect from Dallas’ own 18 year old guitar prodigy Hunter Hendrickson. Other bands include Exit 380 from Fort Worth and Spooky Folk out of Denton.