Preview: The Burning Hotels/Mon Julien/Ishi – Lola’s Saloon, Fort Worth, TX – 2/18/2012
2011 was the year Fort Worth’s The Burning Hotels put everyone on notice. 2010 saw them knocking on the door of greatness with their album Novels and a handful of blistering live shows, yet 2011 saw their self titled third release announce their full arrival – Burning Hotels topped most local “Best Of” lists as they honed their live show into a balanced juggernaut of post-punk/new wave brilliance. 2012 shows no signs of slowing them down either, their triumphant performance at Dallas’ Granada Theater last month proved that.
Packing the power of that show, reportedly 800 in attendance, into one of their home stages at Lola’s Saloon is an almost frightening prospect. With headliners in their own rights, Black Tie Dynasty/Tripping Daisy/Midlake/Daryl supergroup Mon Julien makes their Fort Worth debut along with openers(!) Dallas’s self-described “Folktronic” act Ishi this is indeed a stacked bill.
I truly believe this will be one of those “I was there” types of shows. If you do not have your tickets already get them now as you don’t want to miss this one.
See you there.