GIVEAWAY: Tix to The Wanted at the Prophet Bar

If you’re needing a boy band fix, look no further than Tuesday night. Composed of British and Irish boyos, The Wanted may be picking up where N’Sync left off and where New Kids and Backstreet Boys won’t seem to let go of. Embarking on their first North American tour, the group comes to Dallas bringing its twinkish ways and pop music vibes.

And it looks like they really like their gays. Although they hit up Deep Ellum here, part of their tour consists specifically of playing gay clubs. They’ve already performed at Roscoe’s in Chicago and Saloon in Minneapolis; next week, they hit Krave in Vegas and Cherry Pop in WeHo. They got the right idea, because if you make it with the gays, then it’s all clover from there.

Curious? OK. We have five pairs of tickets to give away for tomorrow night’s show, thanks to promoters Tactics Productions. What do you gotta do? It’s a new band, so I won’t give ya tough trivia. Just email me here with “Boi power” in the subject line and your full name in your email. Winners will be selected by random at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Congrats to the winners. Enjoy the show!  In the meantime, check their sound out in the video “Warzone,” after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

GIVEAWAY: Tix to scruffy bear rockers Hello Lover at The Prophet Bar on Friday

Bears worldwide are likely enjoying the proclivity of indie bands and their overly bearded members. It’s a whole thing. From the Avett Brothers to Bon Iver, you can’t throw a stick far enough across the music landscape nowadays without snagging a few whiskers.

But sometimes you have to separate the men from the boys, which local band Hello Lover does quite nicely — mostly with strapping daddy lead singer Rob Dunlap (guess which one he is). The Oak Cliff-based band describes themselves as “sex rock.” We’re good with that. Bears, sex and rock ‘n’ roll — isn’t that how it goes?

Thanks to the guys at the Prophet Bar, we have three pairs of tickets to give away to Friday night’s show. Email me here with “Hello Lover” in the subject line to see the scruffers up close. Hello Lover headlines with Home Wrecker, Stew, Jefferson Colby also on the bill.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert notice: Local out musician Patrick Boothe performs Saturday at The Prophet Bar

You’ll find out a little more about local gay musician Patrick Boothe and his newest EP, Jump In, in this week’s issue. But this might give you some time to plan to catch his show at the Prophet Bar in Deep Ellum this weekend. He’s part of a larger bill that includes Matt Brodeur, Duette, Judah and headliners Baker Hotel.

The Voice featured Boothe back in 2006 when he had just finished his release, Finally the View has Changed and was about to make his debut performance at the Crossroads Market. Awww. We’ll see what’s been going on since then this Friday.

He plays Saturday, March 27 at the Prophet Bar, 2548 Elm St. at 8 p.m. All ages. $8 cover for ages 21, $10 cover for under 21+.

—  Rich Lopez