Oak Cliff bar live music show Q&A
Barbara’s Pavillion provides an intimate setting for original, high-energy live performances. Barbara’s Pavillion spoke with the bands’ lead singers Ronnie and Adam.
Why Barbara’s Pavillion in Oak Cliff?
Ronnie: Adam invited us to play! I’m excited to play at a new venue, and I’m hopeful to make new fans.
Adam: Barbara’s is the best bar in Oak Cliff. We live in Oak Cliff, and our drummer was born in Oak Cliff. It has a friendly and warm atmosphere. You are always going to have a great conversation with a stranger or make a new friend at Barbara’s. We want to play at our favorite neighborhood bar. We also want people who may not have been yet to experience Barbara’s.
Who should come to your show?
Ronnie: People who like dancing and ultra fun, duh.
Adam: Everyone should come to our show. Our music palette is pretty broad because we are obsessed with music: rock and roll with 6o’s soul, garage rock, psych, and country mixed in.
What beverage complements your music?
Ronnie: Tequila. Fully dressed.
Adam: Shot of tequila and a Modelo with lime.
Where would we have seen you recently?
Ronnie: The last show we played was as the openers at Wildflower! Festival in Richardson. The stage was huge, and I got to run around and dance a bunch!
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What is your favorite song to cover?
Ronnie: We don’t cover songs but one New Year’s Eve a few years ago, we covered “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince. It was wild!
Adam: We have quite a few cover songs in our back pocket. This summer we will play shows in Marfa, El Paso, and Terligua, and will go heavy on the country songs: Townes Van Zandt, Freddy Fender, Barbara Lynn, and Charlie Pride. Lately we’ve been playing “Happy Hour” by Ted Hawkins, a beautiful song about cheating and drinking. It’s a hit that never was. We won’t do a cover unless we can make it our own.
To whom would you compare your band?
Ronnie: I would compare my band to triathlon athletes. We get sweaty and funky.
Adam: I like to think we are in the spirit of someone like Amy Winehouse or Leon Bridges. I like these kind of musicians, because they have a clear connection to the past.
Describe your band in three sentences or less.
Ronnie: On stage, we have a very whimsical atmosphere. We have lots of moments of improvisation in between our songs. I am not shy to dance and completely tire myself out at my performances.
Adam: Old and new at the same time. (one fragmented sentence)
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