Best of Dallas 2015 Guide : Page 109

dallasobserver.com It was a fitting sendoff for one of the era-de-fining groups of Dallas’ music scene. 103 Industrial St., Denton, 940-320-2000, danssilverleaf.com Best Music Tweeter Sachse Dad No one knows who he is (OK, we know who he is, but we’re not tellin’), but the scion of the suburbs is frequently found tweeting about local music with wild abandon. He’s at every local show, he’s buying merch and drinks and he’s tweeting about it the whole time. He tweets about local music on a plane, he tweets about local music from the high plains, he tweets about local music from locales that don’t fit the rhyme scheme. Anyway, he tweets a lot, and all of it’s positive, and he’s now having local bands play his birthday party because they know he genuinely cares about them. Really, the rest of us are failing to live up to his standards. @sachsedad | Classified | MusiC | dish | stage | Movies | Culture | Night+day | feature | sChutze | uNfair Park | the thread | CoNteNts | radio stations struggle to stay relevant, 91.7 keeps current. Instead of goofball DJs’ ban-ter about “funny” cat videos on YouTube, KXT’s hosts direct you to their Live Sessions page online, featuring stripped-down live performances in their studio. Specialty shows like The Paul Slavens Show make the station a real stand-out. Their Barefoot at the Belmont summer concert series (Hello, Leon Bridges!) is also in its sixth year, and tickets always seem to sell out instantly. Bo-nus: The spellbinding voice of Music Wran-gler/Host Gini Mascorro is a thing of beauty that your iPhone’s music shuffle will never be able to compete with. Best Gay Bar RoUNd-UP SalooN dallasobserver.com SHOPPING/SERVICES Readers’ Pick: 91.7 KXT-FM | Best Place to Get “Hammered and Nailed” Beauty Bar Melissa Hennings CULTURE/PEOPLE Best Music Radio Station 91.7 KXT-FM For fans of local music, it doesn’t get better than KXT. Tuning in, you’ll hear local leg-ends like Calhoun, Sarah Jaffe and Rhett Miller. The independent, listener-supported station also rotates in more widely known acts such as REM, the Rolling Stones and Vi-olent Femmes. In an era when mainstream Come sundown, Beauty Bar throbs with sweaty people and DJ-spun tunes, but you’ll find a different scene from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. That’s when those in-the-know take advantage of their $10 “Martini and Manicure” special. Ms. Pattycakes the manicurist will take good care of you while you bask in the retro glory of the glitter-coated digs. See the bartender first and he’ll give you a drink/manicure menu. You’ll choose a creatively named cocktail, such as the “Shameless Hussy” (a dirty martini), and a nail color. For an extra $10, Ms. P. will even do nail art. It’s worth the splurge — if you can dream it, she can do it. 1924 N. Henderson Ave., 214-841-9600, thebeautybar.com Best Use of Classical Music St. Vincent with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra When musicians in the Dallas Symphony Or-chestra donned white jumpsuits for a concert in May at the Winspear Opera House, they probably knew they were in for something ex-citing. The sold-out audience, on the other hand, could not have predicted how magical it would be to see Dallas-raised singer-song-writer Annie Clark, better known as St. Vin-cent, take the stage with the DSO led by assistant conductor Karina Canellakis. With the support of new orchestrations, Clark’s music was elevated to heavenly heights. It was part of the inaugural Soluna International Music & Arts Festival, planned by the DSO to blend the performing, musical and visual arts. | FOOD/DRINK | NIGHTLIFE/MUSIC DAVIS STREET TATTOO | SPORTS/RECREATION DALLAS OBSERVER OCT 17&18 2015 AND WALK-INS WELCOME WE SPECIALIZE IN CUSTOM WORK WITH AN EMPHASIS IN AMERICAN, JAPANESE-INFLUENCED, OR BLACK AND GRAY STYLES. APPOINTMENTS DALLAS OBSERVER M onth XX–M onth XX, 2014 MULTI-AWARD WINNING ARTISTS AND STUDIO S eptember 24-30, 2015 214-238-2717 1301 B. DAVIS ST. DALLAS TX 8 109

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