LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Musician Pete Seeger's banjo is seen at the GRAMMY Museum preview day at the GRAMMY Museum at Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live on December 2, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
TRAP/ESCAPE: Murray Street Coffee Shop barely hobbles along anyway, folks at the business have said, so it was a bit of a financial blow when the City of Dallas demanded the spot install a grease trap. An excellent showcase at the space tonight -- which, we can assure you, is worth the $10 suggested donation regardless of its final destination -- will help take the edge off recent expenses for the cozy little haven of thought. See The Fox and the Bird, Jacob Metcalf and Dem SouthernFolkz (whom we realize we mentioned yesterday, but have no qualms plugging again) at 404 Exposition Av. 8PM.
INDIE HOEDOWN: It's The O's' Taylor Young's birthday this weekend, and who better to sing good wishes than his own cheery string band? The guys welcome others who can spare $5 to the party at City Tavern, 9PM.
SWINGIN' PARTNERS: Be truly trasported to the era of speakeasys and polka-dot counter-culture as The Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate presents a classic social dance with live music via The Texas Gypsies. $15 for non-members, $10 if you're with the org. Fort Worth Swingtime Center. A Lindy Hop lesson begins at 8PM; freestyling runs from 9PM-12AM.