There are a lot of obvious things to dislike about Texas: the obesity, the racism, the arrogance, the football obsession, the political leaders. But there are also many things to vindicate the Lone Star State: barbecue that makes your toes curl, beautiful women, a tangerine sky that stretches for miles, the best beer in the country, and incredible singer/songwriters like Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, and Pat Green. For a generation of Texans under 35-years-old, Green is nothing short of a legend. His songs are love letters to his home state, about the simple things that make life bearable: fishing for the last beer can in a warm cooler after a long roadtrip, nights spent swinging around a central Texas dancehall, a pretty girl with her bare feet up on the dashboard of an old pickup. Its rare when one of these troubadours makes it to the tip of Florida, but you can see Pat Green tonight at Revolution Live (200 W. Broward Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale). Its not quite cheesy enchiladas and cold Shiner Bock, but not much is. Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $22. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Sat., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., 2009