D.I.V.E. drive to benefit Genesis Women’s Shelter

Genesis Women’s Shelter on Lemmon Avenue has long been a staple to the LGBT community for some nifty shopping and easy drop-off of items that can be resold to help provide and maintain a safe haven for women who are victims of domestic abuse. A couple of colleagues  always tell me about the finds they get for cheap. Well, a coalition of businesses have come together to create Dallas Independent Venue Exchange, or D.I.V.E., to begin a coat drive as winter nears and temperatures start to drop. D.I.V.E. selected Genesis and the Austin Street Centre homeless shelter as recipients of the drive with which they hope you’ll drop off some of that outerwear that you don’t wear so much anymore.

Queer-friendly spots such as the Granada Theater, Good Records and The Kessler are among the drop-off sites for the drive that runs until Nov. 23. You can see the other locations in the poster above. Click here for more information or email this guy if you want to do just a little more.

—  Rich Lopez

PHOTOS: Ke$ha and LMFAO in Dallas on Thursday

Ke$ha brought the party to Dallas Thursday night at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. Be sure to catch our pics of the night here. Before that, her opening band, the party rockers LMFAO made a stop at Good Records for a CD signing. See those pics here.

—  Rich Lopez

Your plans for tonight: of Montreal listening party at Good Records

Of Montreal fans who have been waiting with baited breath for tomorrow can get a sneak preview tonight of the new album. Good Records hosts a listening party for the upcoming False Priest, the band’s 10th full-length release, at 8 p.m. Although, I have some issue with frontman Kevin Barnes defiance of sexual labeling, the band whips out some pretty smart indie pop.

Good news for buyers. With every CD or LP purchase, Good Records will giveaway buttons and posters and more. But the best free item of all tonight? Um, the free beer.

And in case you didn’t know, of Montreal comes back to Dallas with the mega-cool Janelle Monae. They perform at the Granada Nov. 2.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert notice: Good Records announces Tegan & Sara in-store performance in September


Tegan & Sara

Other than a Facebook udpate, there aren’t much more details at the moment, but Good Records just posted this:

Just found out that Tegan & Sara will be stopping by for an instore acoustic performance when they are in town with Paramore.

The duo plays with Paramore Sep. 10 at Verizon Theatre as part of the Honda Civic Tour. Tickets are already on sale. If it’s like Good Records’ other in-store shows, T & S will likely play the day of, but it could be an early gig. The show at Verizon is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. It’s a Friday, so you might have to beg the boss to let you start your weekend a little early. And if it’s packed anything like their show at the Palladium earlier this year, then plan on getting there early. But we’re speculating here. We’ll keep you posted when Good Records releases more deets.

—  Rich Lopez

Good Records screens ‘The Runaways’ tonight

If you’re one for rock ‘n’ roll films and free Lone Star Beer (yes, please), Monday night is your night. Good Records on Lower Greenville has been hosting Good Films: Music Movie Mondays throughout July and tonight, they screen a double feature of The Mayor of Sunset Strip and The Runaways. The latter, of course, features Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart as our favorite butch rocker Joan Jett in “the world’s first all-girl teenage rock band.”

Jett’s never discussed her orientation, but did comment to NY Daily News on the film’s depiction of the lesbian love scene between her and bandmate Cherie Currie, played by Dakota Fanning. Really, we’re just stunned that Dakota Fanning is old enough to be playing such scenes. Nonetheless, Jett has been good to the community, whether she’s singing about woman-to-woman love on “A.C.D.C.” or playing the Northalsted Market Days in Chicago this August. We get it.

The Runaways screens first at 8 p.m. Good Records will also be giving away movie merch. If you snag an extra poster, I’d totally take it off your hands. Just sayin’.

—  Rich Lopez