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Saturday, March 15 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
The Theater Fire

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The earliest roots of The Theater Fire run all the way back to 1995, when songwriter Don Feagin and bassist Mark Castaneda formed Vena Cava with a couple of friends. In the next five years, they would recruit multi-instrumentalist Jesse Brakefield, songwriter Curtis Heath, multi-instrumentalist Sean French, multi-instrumentalist James Talambas, and drummer Nick Prendergast. After a few months playing and writing with this lineup, the band realized how quickly the sound had progressed, and how little the new songs and sounds resembled what had begun as Vena Cava. With a debut release and many shows on the horizon, they decided to change the name, and start anew. Their self-titled debut was released on Christmas Mountain Records in 2003. It was nominated for Best Album in the 2004 Dallas Observer Awards and was voted #6 on the Village Voice Pazz and Jop Albums of 2003. In Aug 2006, the follow-up LP Everybody Has A Dark Side was released on the upstart Dallas indie imprint Undeniable Records. It won best local release at The Dallas Observer Music Awards, was voted #3 in The Dallas Morning News best of 2006, made the iTunes Best of 2006 Playlist, won bigdlittled.com best album of 2006, and landed at #6 on the Good Records end of the year sales charts. Expect another full-lenth release in Spring 2008.

Saturday March 15, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm CDT
Opal Divine's Freehouse 700 W 6th St

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