Brave Combo

Sept. 30 Brave Combo New Lift Lounge, 4727 S. 96th St. 5:30 p.m., $12, 339.7170, brave.com/bo/ The thing is, most people don’t realize Brave Combo is a big deal. This for-lack-of-a-better-term polka band has been around since 1979. Hailing from Denton, Texas — a Dallas satellite with a much better music scene than you probably realize — the quintet’s released more than 30 albums and toured the world many...

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El Ten Eleven w/ Dosh and Baths

Sept. 30 El Ten Eleven w/ Dosh and Baths Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $8, theslowdown.com While El Ten Eleven consists of just two people, the CA-based band manages to sound like a thorough four-piece much of the time. The sound is full and atmospheric, with an inventive and engaging drummer and his cohort manning a double-necked bass/guitar. They do this without laptops or sequencers, instead relying on...

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Shock Jock

Blue Barn is ‘On The Air’ with Talk Radio at Downtown Space Talk Radio struck a timely chord when it was a Pulitzer-nominated play. It seems even more timely 22 years later as it opens at the Blue Barn’s Downtown Space. Then America had shock jocks like Howard Stern and liberal voices such as Alan Berg in Denver. When Oliver Stone turned it into a movie he changed the ending to deal with the assassination of...

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Long Time Coming

Lovely, Still enjoys wide release When Martin Landau spins anecdotes about icons he’s worked with during a celebrated acting career, it is a Who’s Who of Hollywood. James Dean, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Joe Mankiewicz, Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Jeff Bridges, Francis Ford Coppola, Angelica Huston, Claire Bloom, Woody Allen, Johnny Depp, Tim Burton. The 82-year-old...

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Style Savvy

It has always been a firm belief of mine that models should be seen and not heard. Partly because them talking has often historically ended in catastrophe. Think: Naomi Campbell’s cell phone assaults or the now infamous Helena Christensen interview circa 1994 where she felt the need to incessantly rant about the importance of vegetarianism because ‘Leo’ told her (I’m assuming she meant DiCaprio since he’s...

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Retribution Gospel Choir

Sept. 29 Retribution Gospel Choir Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St., 9 p.m., $10, myspace.com/retributiongospelchoir With an upbeat, yet melodic and psychedelic medley, Retribution Gospel Choir adds to the ingenious consistency of great bands released by Sub Pop Records over the last three decades. With songs like “Hide It Away” and “Working Hard,” the three-piece outfit forms a sound with obvious hard rock...

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Those Darlins w/ Turbo Fruits and Dim Light

Sept. 28 Those Darlins w/ Turbo Fruits and Dim Light Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $8, theslowdown.com It can’t be easy being a garage rock group from the hills of Tennessee. Strum a power chord while wearing cowboy boots and the “bourbon-soaked” and “country-fried” descriptions pile up like cigarette butts in an empty beer bottle. Thankfully, Those Darlins’ don’t seem to care. They’ll sing...

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