Friday, July 17, 2009
Skyrocket! Dance Party at the Double Wide
Doors at 10 pm
Show at 10:30 pm until 1:30 am
Tickets $7 at the door
3510 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
SKYROCKET! returns to Dallas on July 17 after two recent jam-packed shows at the Double Wide.
This is a wickedly original cover band from Austin, TX that performs a fearless cabaret of Solid Gold-era classics from the ‘70s and ‘80s. In a city where original music rules, Skyrocket! dares to mix both, performing forgotten radio hits with a creative cast of some of Austin’s finest career musicians (Trish and Darin Murphy, Johnny Goudie, Benjamin Hotchkiss, and The Real Heroes).
Discovering a common craze for the shamelessly dated but well-crafted songs of the AM-radio “solid gold” era, seven well-known musicians and songwriters united spontaneously in 2004 to form Skyrocket! What started as a lark soon caught on with music lovers and music critics alike. Michael Merschel of The Dallas Morning News wrote that the band is “so good it actually made people feel cool about standing around and listening to covers of the Bee Gees, ABBA and Kiss.”
Meticulously cherry-picked, studied and performed, the songs come back to life with an eerie sound-a-like precision that’s half the fun of watching the band. The glee is infectious.
Members of Skyrocket! juggle their solo careers with the band’s expanding performance schedule.
Hi-res photos available on request.
VIEW SKYROCKET! ON YOUTUBE
For more information:www.skyrockettheband.com or www.myspace.com/skyrockettheband www.skyrockettheband.blogspot.com
Official Website: http://skyrockettheband.com
Added by sarahjanesemrad on June 16, 2009