Best of Dallas 2015 Guide : Page 110

dallasobserver.com This auspicious and audacious night success-fully united two different musical worlds. 2301 Flora St., 214-670-3600, mydso.com Best Emerging Music Neighborhood North Dallas The area north of LBJ Freeway is supposed to be no-man’s-land for anyone seeking culture or a good time. North Dallas may technically be part of Dallas, but it may as well be Plano for all we care. Well, that’s how we used to feel. But then something odd happened: North Dal-las got really cool. Blame it on the affordable housing, but once Josey Records went in, the signs became clear. All of sudden making the trip to Velvet Elvis didn’t seem far-fetched, and the compound emerged as one of Dallas’ most exciting DIY spaces. It may not be Deep Ellum, but it sure ain’t the ’burbs either. SHOPPING/SERVICES a night of it. And knowing where to get a beer and a buzz before the show is a crucial part of the plan. Good Records has you cov-ered there and then some, bringing in bands like TV on the Radio, Sylvan Esso and Waxahatchee for free in-store perfor-mances ahead of their in-town gigs as part of their Live from the Astroturf series. Oh, and they offer free craft beer and some-times even free food — which (almost) cre-ates a whole new problem: Why go to the show when you can go to Good Records? 1808 Greenville Ave., 214-752-4663, goodrecords.com Best Bar Staff Twilite Lounge Twilite has had legions of devoted patrons al-most from the day it opened more than two years ago. How is that, one might wonder? Besides the award-winning jukebox selec-tion, the down-homey patio, the comfy couches and the weekly costume party that is Good Luck Karaoke, we mean. Those things are nice luxuries, but there’s something more important happening here. It’s the friendly, attentive and oh-so-cool staff, which includes talented singer-songwriter Madison King and lumbersexual dreamboat Andrew Thomp-son. No matter how many people deep the bar is, they greet customers warmly and with zero pretension. Even if you’re not at the bar, the roving servers seem to know when you want another drink before you do yourself. These people have the patience of saints, and they deserve your tips. 2640 Elm St., 214-741-2121, thetwilitelounge.com CULTURE/PEOPLE | Best Vinyl Record Store Josey Records Dallas benefited from an influx of top-notch record stores at the end of last year, with Off the Record and Spinster throwing out some fresh twists on the tried-and-true brick-and-mortar concept. But it was Josey Records that really raised the bar for North Texas record stores, and they did so by focusing on the fun-damentals — namely, a massive inventory hand-picked by some of the most respected crate diggers around. The addition of live mu-Best Use of Classical Music ST. VINCENT WITH THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Mike Brooks | FOOD/DRINK sic and seal of approval from no less than DJ Shadow helped, but the array of used and $1 vinyl were all any record head needed to fall in love. 2821 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 100, 972-243-2039, joseyrecords.com Best Place to Get a Pre-Show Buzz Good Records Pregame: It’s the name of the, uh, game when it comes to “pro” concert-going. If you have real-ass adult responsibilities — like a kid you’ve arranged to be babysat — when you go to a concert you want to make | Readers’ Pick: Good Records 1808 Greenville Ave., 214-752-4663 NIGHTLIFE/MUSIC SPORTS/RECREACTION .BLF5SPQIZ3PPNZPVSTUPQ 4IPXZPVSSPPNLFZ BOEHFUBGSFFCVMMSJEF In From Out of Town? | We remodeled! Check out the new look! DALLAS OBSERVER Happy Hour Until 10pm & Live Bands Friday & Saturday S EPTEMBER 24-30, 2015 Corsets Costumes Steampunk Renaissance Fantasy 17390 Preston Road #241 Dallas, TX 75252 972-733-1819 Photo: Meredith Gerber Model: Michelle Flamm The trophy room 
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