Daniel Markham (Album Release)

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Daniel Markham (Album Release)

Classic Cult, Siberian Traps

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

Daniel Markham
Daniel Markham
Daniel Markham's new album Pretty Bitchin' will be released on Halloween 2014. It was recorded in two days straight to tape with the help of Tony Ferraro, Ryan Becker, Grady Sandlin, and Justin Collins.

Markham formerly fronted Lubbock-based rock act One Wolf, who recorded their first record with Jason Martin of Starflyer 59 and toured with rock powerhouse Deer Tick. He has opened for a wide range of acts including The Meat Puppets, David Bazan, Casiotone For the Painfully Alone, Wovenhand, Thee Ohsees, Magnolia Electric Co. and many others.
Classic Cult
Classic Cult
Classic Cult written and directed by Tyler Rougeux and played by some FINE Dallas musicians. Kick Your Face- Rock & Roll
Siberian Traps
Siberian Traps
I was standing in Live Oak Music Hall once with Mr. Seth Reeves - on the night Siberian Traps released Blackfoot and played a show so transcendent the crowd checked to see if they were floating above the stage - when a fine young man with a handle bar mustache asked me about these boys late of Nashville and lately of Fort Worth. What did they sound like, he asked me, what was their style, who were their influences? (Such was the anticipation that the uninitiated started groping for answers.) I deferred to Mr. Reeves, standing at my left – who should have known better than anyone, as their chief songwriter, vocalist and guitarist. He thought about it briefly and said, “We sound like a cowboy riding into the desert on a mescaline trip.” The man and I both stood silent for a moment, and then I started laughing, clapping my hands.

I was certainly delighted at the time, but I’ll be damned if that isn’t the perfect description of Siberian Traps. This is an Ennio Morricone soundtrack played by R.E.M., produced by Neil Young, in praise of the universe: a whole new genre I’d call Spirit Rock. It is music both spirited and of the spirit. You stomp your feet and you hum along; but if your self-same soul isn’t swinging along, too, then you’re not paying close enough attention. (Mr. Reeves is capable of crafting lyrics that mean something the first time, something else the tenth time, and something entirely new the ten thousandth.) This is sincere music, removed of any scene, brave enough to say what it means in a culture that’s afraid to mean anything.

Seth Reeves has been playing music in and around Fort Worth for a number of years, but his pilgrimage to Nashville in 2009 – and his meeting of drummer Peter Wierenga and guitarist Parker Donaldson – brought a whole new vision to the music. They returned to Texas with songs pastoral and psychological, lusty and spiritual: a union of opposites, sonic and otherwise, that represents a kind of transcendence. With the addition of Mike Best on bass in 2013, the band now brings a live sound that is one of the finest barnstorming rock and roll shows in this land. Their two releases to date, A Strange Loop EP and Blackfoot, are equally at home blasting from one’s car stereo or through your earphones, while your eyes are closed, as the pulsating landscape of an America that both is and isn’t rises up in the imagination.

So go ahead: take the trip, man, climb up on your horse and ride out into the desert, put the cactus hearts in the iron pot over your campfire, and listen to some Traps.

- Wade Lipham
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226