Dead Flowers: Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival

Dead Flowers: Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival

Hellzapoppin: Circus Sideshow Revue, Vandoliers, Old Heavy Hands

Sat, May 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

Due to weather conditions, all outside performances in Trees’ parking lot at Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival this weekend have been cancelled, but the fest will go on all weekend!

Please see below for the weekend’s updated schedule:

Saturday: Dead Flowers, Old Heavy Hands & Vandoliers at Three Links (6pm), Hellzapoppin: Circus Sideshow Revue inside Trees, Three Links late shows as scheduled.
Sunday: Metalachi & Hellzapoppin: Circus Sideshow Revue inside Trees

The festival will go on as scheduled. Refunds for Friday concert passes are available, please email info@treesdallas.com. 

DOORS FOR THE TATTOO FESTIVAL OPEN AT 12PM. 

Dead Flowers
Dead Flowers
The Dead Flowers are rolling. Their live performances these days are mighty and intense, gritty, straight-edged rock with heavy country undertones and a healthy nod to Texas blues, and they’re just getting started.

Something wild and indescribable happens when the Dead Flowers are onstage, and For You, their fan- funded (via Kickstarter), self-produced debut album, is a remarkable capturing of their tough, intensely satisfying live performances that serves up a polished, stand-alone listening experience all its own.

Solid contributions from every Dead Flowers member were deftly recorded and mixed by Jeffrey Charles Saenz at his Modern Electric Sound Recorders with enough finesse to produce a captivating record, and enough staying out of the way to avoid any studio-induced decoration that might have muddied the power and synergistic triumph of their individual performances. Very few overdubs and no instruments on the record that you don’t see onstage, were conscientious choices that reveal the sophisticated musicianship and rousing, nuanced arrangements dependably delivered in their live shows.

Dead Flowers’ seasoned players were assembled by lead singer and guitarist Corey Howe, who writes deceptively raw and gripping songs that slip on comfortably like the return of well-loved and long-lost friends. With a rare combination of humility, heart, and swagger Howe firmly holds center while, with a seasoned performer’s know-how, generously leaving each of his compadres room to contribute inspired complements.

The album title For You reflects Dead Flowers’ gratitude to their fans and an earnest attempt to deliver something both they and the band can be proud of for decades to come. Their debut signals the arrival of an outfit destined to make them favored sons of the Lone Star state.
Hellzapoppin: Circus Sideshow Revue
Hellzapoppin: Circus Sideshow Revue
Named after the most successful Broadway Musical and Movie from the late 30’s and 40’s, Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow Revue is a world renown theatrical Rock-N-Roll circus stunt-show where some of the deadliest stunts in live entertainment are performed to a LIVE audience with emphatic rock music. You’ve seen them on AMC’s Freak Show, Ripley’s Believe It Not, Guinness World Records, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and more. This vaudeville freak show of wonder features LIVE stunts like: fire eating & fire breathing, bed of nails, the human block-head, hand balancing & acrobatic stunts, 1 of only 15 female sword swallowers in the world, human oddities & curiosities like a real-live half-man who walks on his bare-hands in broken shards of glass! For more info check out Hellzapoppin.com.
Vandoliers
Vandoliers
An alt-country band with punk roots, Vandoliers formed in 2015, bringing together a group of Dallas-Fort Worth musicians who'd already logged more than a decade in their own punk and folk bands. Together, the guys make a different sound, mixing raw, rough-edged roots music with the focused, fiery storytelling of frontman Joshua Fleming.

"We wanted to approach country music from a rock perspective," says Fleming, who fills the band's debut, Ameri-Kinda, with anthems about hitting the highway, draining beer bottles, rallying against your opponents and, occasionally, dropping acid. Behind him, the guys kick up plenty of fast-moving dust, filling the songs with train beats, gang vocals, blasts of brass and bursts of guitar.

Rounded out by bassist Mark Moncrieff, drummer Guyton Sanders, fiddler Travis Curry, electric guitarist Dustin Fleming and multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves, Vandoliers pay tribute to Texas by putting their own spin on the state's musical history. Ameri-Kinda is exactly what its title suggests: a twist on a familiar sound, delivered with a wink of the eye and a bang of the head. It's twang and tattoos, grit and guitars, honky-tonk and horns, Tejano and Telecasters. It's Vandoliers.
Old Heavy Hands
Old Heavy Hands
They say appearances are everything, but in the case of North Carolina's tattooing troubadours, Old Heavy Hands, appearance is a livelihood. The unassuming trio comprised of Nate Hall, Larry Wayne and David Self are crafting some of the finest southern music. Old Heavy Hands lives just as comfortably on the record shelf next to Willie Nelson or Neil Young as it does between Lucero and Wilco.
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/