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Friday's Foolery

Dallas, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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Jan
03
Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dec
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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dec
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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dec
06
Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Nov
29
Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Nov
22
Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Nov
15
Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Nov
08
Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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31
Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Oct
03
Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Aug
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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Aug
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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Aug
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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Friday's Foolery @ Three Links Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Jul
22
Friday's Foolery @ The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

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CoLab Tuesdays at Wits End (Free)
Every Tuesday, Dallas improv hip-hop outfit CoLab performs on the Wits End rooftop along with its alterna-soul brethren Friday's Foolery and a special guest. This week's guest is Emotion Brown & the Cosmos. -- CG - Central Track


Friday’s Foolery EP Release w/ The Bombachs and Tony Q Project at City Tavern
OK, so check this out: On Thursday, The Bombachs will celebrate the release of their EP, which comes out Friday; that EP, meanwhile, is called Saturday Morning. And, now, let us all sing the Happy Days theme song - See more at: http://centraltrack.com/Culture/3661/Things-To-Do-On-Thursday-April-25/Psych-Yourself-Up-For-Black-Mountain#sthash.OcYXQ9yq.dpuf - www.centraltrack.com


Friday’s Foolery EP Release w/ The Bombachs and Tony Q Project at City Tavern
OK, so check this out: On Thursday, The Bombachs will celebrate the release of their EP, which comes out Friday; that EP, meanwhile, is called Saturday Morning. And, now, let us all sing the Happy Days theme song - See more at: http://centraltrack.com/Culture/3661/Things-To-Do-On-Thursday-April-25/Psych-Yourself-Up-For-Black-Mountain#sthash.OcYXQ9yq.dpuf - www.centraltrack.com


This week’s, Mood Of the Week is Side By Side, by Friday’s Foolery. Certainly considered local joys by some in Dallas, the band started in the summer of 2011, creating music for their church. Gospel music, in general, is a specific genre for most. It’s spiritual; personal and communal. Lots of praise. Worship. Uplift. All that. Little room for nuance there, right?

Maybe not. For Friday’s Foolery, their motto, “Creativity through Diversity” is a positive denial of the proverbial box into which many Gospel acts are packaged and sold to hungry audiences the nation over. Being open to anything, collaborating with other musicians live, and letting the creativity flow is an invitation to diversity. A means, if you will. Live, you are able to feel the energy and roots of who they are as a band as a whole.

It is impossible to frown when they’re performing because of the automatic friendly and family feeling they cannot help but elicit. So, is it just Gospel? Well, with influences ranging from Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder, to Michael Jackson and The Roots, it only makes perfect sense that their sound is an amalgam of American styles: very soul infused and funk-tastic with a jazzy groove, and hints of alternative pop thrown in for good measure.

They've moved their usual Tuesday night performances to Three Links in Deep Ellum, sharing billing with the also talented and energetic group, CoLab. These performances are free, and once you go, you are hooked for good. Nights like these are the reason we love Deep Ellum. Be sure to check it out, and be prepared to dance a whole lot. Stop by Friday’s Foolery on Facebook and give them a like! - THRWD Mag


The 28th annual Dallas Observer Music Awards are less than a month away, and the real fun is just getting underway. Voting for the awards' 40 categories has been open for more than a month, and the dates have been set for the showcase and the awards ceremony. Now it's time to reveal the schedule for the showcase, which takes place in Deep Ellum on Saturday, Dec. 3.


With more than 50 bands spread across nine venues, all little more than a stone's throw away from one another, the DOMA showcase is the maximal night of local music of the year. From 6:40 in the evening to 2 in the morning, the music runs nonstop, and the fun is to hop from venue to venue catching as many bands as you can. That's why, just like last year, lineups are mixed style to style and genre to genre.

Here's where everyone will be performing this year:

Green Room
8 p.m. – Kwinton Gray Project
9 p.m. – Fridays Foolery
10 p.m. – Southpaw Preachers
11 p.m. – Kirk Thurmond & the Millennials
Midnight – Hares on the Mountain

The Door
7 p.m. – Cleric
8 p.m. – Mirror Box
9 p.m. – Mountain of Smoke
10 p.m. – Buffalo Black
11 p.m. – Sudie
Midnight – The Rich Girls

Prophet Bar
7:20 p.m. – Danny Diamonds
8:20 p.m. – Stevie James Trio
9:20 p.m. – Moon Waves
10:20 p.m. – Texas Gentleman
11:20 p.m. – Whiskey Folk Ramblers
12:20 a.m. – Bobby Sessions

Reno's
7:20 p.m. – Native Fox
8:20 p.m. – Tricounty Terror
9:20 p.m. – Supersonic Lips
10:20 p.m. – Matt Tedder
11:20 p.m. – Vincent Neil Emerson
12:20 a.m. – In Memory of Man

Trees
6:40 p.m. – Daniel Markham
7:40 p.m. – Ryan Thomas Becker
8:40 p.m. – Foco de Atelier
9:40 p.m. – Mothership
10:40 p.m. – Straight Tequila Night
11:40 p.m. – Cure for Paranoia
12:40 a.m. – Dezi 5

Three Links
6:40 p.m. – Skinny Cooks
7:40 p.m. – Teen Slut
8:40 p.m. – The Heavy Hands
9:40 p.m. – iill
10:40 p.m. – Loafers
11:40 p.m. – Sealion
12:40 a.m. – Pinkish Black

Dada (Outside)
7:20 p.m. – 88 Killa
8:20 p.m. – Dead Mockingbirds
9:20 p.m. – Le Cure
10:20 p.m. – Party Static
11:20 p.m. – Blue, the Misfit
12:20 a.m. – Vandoliers

Dada (Inside)
6:40 p.m. – Teenage Sexx
7:40 p.m. – They Say the Wind Made Them Crazy
8:40 p.m. – Field Guide
9:40 p.m. – Cygnus
10:40 p.m. – The Outfit, TX
11:40 p.m. – Different Strokes
12:40 a.m. – Sam Lao

Off the Record
8:00 p.m. – Wanz Dover
9:00 p.m. – Sober
10:00 p.m. – thejohnstewart of ALL/EVERYTHING

Tickets for the showcase go for an eminently reasonable $15 for general admission, which gets you in to each venue the whole night through. You can also spring the VIP treatment for $40, which also gets you perks like free food, comped drinks and a T-shirt. For more info and to purchase your tickets, visit dallasobservermusicawards.com.

The DOMA ceremony follows a few days after the showcase on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and, like last year, will be at The Bomb Factory. (Attendance costs an even lower fee of $0.) In the meantime, don't forget to vote for this year's nominees at 2016musicawardspoll.dallasobserver.com. Voting will be open until 11:59 p.m. the night before the showcase. - Dallas Observer Magazine


This Week, Justus Got Served.

Each week, we take a survey of the local music scene and try to determine which acts in town are really putting in work and seeing it pay off. Which bands have the most intriguing shows coming up? Which bands are getting the most press around town? Which bands have accomplished the most notable feats of late? Based off these criteria, our music writers submit a list to be weighted and compiled into a master list revealed each week in this here space. We like to think it's fairly revealing. Check out our previous Buzz Rankings here.

What a monster week this has been for the North Texas music scene.

Really: Any one of the artists holding down the top ten or so spots in this week's Buzz Rankings likely would have cakewalked to No. 1 almost any other week.

As it were, it's JUSTUS that finds himself with the honor.

And deservedly so: Dude's been earning buzz from the biggest publications in the country this week thanks to his involvement in Dr. Dre's forthcoming third LP, which officially drops tomorrow.

It doesn't get much more huge than that, folks.

It does explain, though, why Leon Bridges singing his guts out on Conan — and on the streets of Deep Ellum — was only good enough for this week's No. 2 hole. Of course, with 10 prior wins in this thing — and all of them coming in the past few months — we're guessing Bridges won't lose any sleep over missing out on the top spot this week.

Farther down the list, Jonathan Tyler and Brent Best have each gone through hell to make their respective new solo albums, both of which have been in the works for a good half-a-decade now. This weekend, though, both will see the light of day, with Tyler performing sets at Good Records and Trees on Saturday and Best playing Dan's on Friday. Similarly, Radioactivity will also play a release show for its own newly minted sophomore effort this Friday at the Double Wide.

Other big shows that received consideration for this rankings period included Lower Dens and DJ Sober at last weekend's fifth annual Gorilla vs Bear Showcase; These Machines Are Winning's first show in two years last Saturday at Double Wide and King Diamond's opening set for Slayer at Gexa last weekend.

Then there was Matthew J. & His Wheels, which played its first show last weekend at AllGood Café. And, conversely, there's J. Charles & The Trainrobbers will play its last show ever this weekend at Three Links.

Elsewhere: Reverend Horton Heat was announced as a headliner at the Elm Street Music and Tattoo Festival that he helps throw; Parquet Courts signed with Rough Trade ahead of its upcoming EP release and announced an upcoming hometown return show at Rubber Gloves in Denton; and Telegraph Canyon, No Touching, Hate Your Friends each released new material.


(Also receiving votes this week: Larry g(EE), Tripping Daisy, Blank-Men, Toadies, Sealion, Sam Lao, Poppy Xander, Salim Nourallah, Party Static, Doug Burr, The O's, LEV, Blue, The Misfit, Def Rain, Bashe, Fond Phantom, Kaela Sinclair, Bukkake Moms, Dripping Wet, Daniel Markham, Tame… Tame and Quiet, Pnkish Black, Dead Mockingbirds, Ducado Vega, Oil Boom, The Unlikely Candidates, Bad Mountain, Pink Smoke, Vincent Neil Emerson, The Longshots, TX Connect, Friday's Foolery.) - CentralTrack.com


With more than 50 bands spread across nine venues, all little more than a stone's throw away from one another, the DOMA showcase is the maximal night of local music of the year. From 6:40pm in the evening to 2am in the morning, the music runs nonstop, and the fun is to hop from venue to venue catching as many bands as you can. - Dallas Observer.com


Discography

Saturday Morning EP- April 2013 

Side Effects- Single - December 2016 

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Bio

Friday's Foolery is a 5 piece band who created their entertaining soul/neo-pop style under the motto "Creativity through Diversity". Formed in the summer of 2011 during a church rehearsal in Dallas Texas, the five members (Kevin Gray Jr., Felix Tellez, Kwinton Gray, Brandon Price, and JaQuay Morgan) went on to create a social media presence through YouTube and eventually release their first independent recording "Saturday Morning" in 2013. Since then, the guys have been expanding their fan base with a crowd engaging stage presence and performances while creating new music. Friday's Foolery continues to expand on their broad interest in multiple music genres while developing their own unique sound and voice.

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