The Kessler Theater & Good Records have joined forces in the next installment of the Homage Nation series.  August 27, 2022 will be a celebration of the music of the original Alice Cooper group.  It was also serve as the worldwide release party of the award winning film and album Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper.

The evening will begin with a screening of the documentary followed by a Q+A with Chris Penn, Steven Gaddis, Aaron Thedford, Patrick Cone, & other folks associated with the film moderated by Robert Wilonsky.  The Mumbles will then perform the 1971 classic “Love It To Death” in its entirety.  The evening will close with DFW music scene stalwarts performing their takes on Alice Cooper classics and deep cuts.  American Werewolf Academy, Baboon, Clifffs, Corner Suns, Motorcade, Tripping Daisy with more acts & surprises to come.

Remember The Coops.

MOTORCADE are a band from Dallas, Texas. Members include James Henderson, Andrew Huffstetler, John Dufilho and Jeff Ryan. All four members have recorded and toured relentlessly in many different projects over the years, (St. Vincent, The Apples in Stereo, The War on Drugs, The Deathray Davies, Baboon and Daniel Johnston) and now have joined together – proving that the whole is definitely greater than the sum of their parts. 

MOTORCADE have enjoyed the past year after their self titled debut release full length LP on Idol Records w/ reviews in print, locally, nationally and internationally as well as continual spins on local and national radio stations and rave reviews from NPR Music’s & Sound Opinions Greg Kot, MAGNET Magazine, ChunkyGlasses and many others. Please join them and their very good friends the Deathray Davies and SubSahara as they make their return to The Kessler on  May 25th, 2019.
Motorcade, “Motorcade” (Idol): Even in the midst of 11 gemlike songs packed with hooks, evoking the new-wave concision of the Cars or the heady atmospherics of Echo and the Bunnymen, this Dallas quartet can see for miles: “Looking for a goodbye while the whole world is overthrown.”

WBEZ Chicago, Sound Opinions Show 657
at July 06, 2018

MOTORCADE’S “MOTORCADE” AMONG CHICAGO TRIBUNE’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2018

“The Dallas band has a profound affinity for the new wave and post punk of the ‘80s, not as nostalgia but as a timeless vehicle for self-expression in 11 fat-free songs.”
– Chicago Tribune December 2018

DALLAS OBSERVER WRITES ABOUT SOUND OPINIONS NATIONAL PODCAST – BEST OF SXSW

MOTORCADE’s recently released self-titled debut. He called the album’s arrangements “consistently smart” while lauding the band’s penchant for writing great hooks. Calling all 11 tracks essential, he took things even further. Dallas Observer April, 2018
“I haven’t heard an album this consistent from an indie rock band in a really long time,” he said. “Just when you think guitar-based bands have said it all, you realize that a great song is just a great song. And this band has 11 of them.” – Greg Kot Sound Opinions

The Deathray Davies formed as a solo side-project for Dallas musician John Dufilho, who sent in a demo tape to the 1999 SXSW performance; along w/ fellow San Antonio transplant and longtime musical collaborator Jason Garner, they recruited friends from other local Dallas bands in order to perform.

The band has put out five albums, the latest being 2005’s The Kick and the Snare. In 2004, following the release of Midnight at the Black Nail Polish Factory, they were profiled in both Esquire and People magazines.  They have toured with the likes of Starlight Mints, The Breeders, The Old 97’s. Pete Yorn, Centro-matic, Superdrag and Superchunk, and continue to record music.

MOTORCADE are a band from Dallas, Texas. Members include James Henderson, Andrew Huffstetler, John Dufilho and Jeff Ryan. All four members have recorded and toured relentlessly in many different projects over the years, (St. Vincent, The Apples in Stereo, The War on Drugs, The Deathray Davies, Baboon and Daniel Johnston) and now have joined together to make their debut album – proving that the whole is definitely greater than the sum of their parts.

Debut album MOTORCADE was released on 1/19/18 on Idol Records.

Tomorrowpeople — named after a cult, British sci-fi program — got their start in Dallas, TX in the mid-’90s. They released two CDs, 1997’s GOLDEN ENERGY and 1999’s MARIJUANA BEACH. Recently reunited with a fresh line-up after nearly 8 years in limbo, the group released a collection of unreleased material, BOUNCED AND RENOUNCED in the digital-only format in 2008 and are currently working on a follow-up of all-new songs scheduled for a release early next year.