I’m going to a couple this week. Also, Saturday is Pi Day, so you know, skip the shows and go to Paris Coffee Shop or something, I don’t know. Anyways, here we go.
1 Santana @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Weds, 3/18/15
Carlos Santana is one of the most iconic guitar players of all time. I’m scratching one off the bucket list with this one.
2 Beach Boys @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Thurs, 3/19/15
The Beach Boys are possibly even more iconic than Santana, but no Brian Wilson and no Al Jardine, leaves this show playing 2nd fiddle.
3 TV on the Radio @ Granada Theater (Dallas) Thurs, 3/19/15
The beloved indie rock group will perform 2 sold out shows at the Granada (so they’ll appear on this list two weeks in a row), as they carry on without bass player Gerard Smith, who passed away in 2011.
4 Twin Shadow @ Granada Theater (Dallas) Tues, 3/17/15
The emerging indie singer Twin Shadow tours in support of his March release Eclipse.
5 Gang of Four @ Trees (Deep Ellum) Weds, 3/18/15
One of the most influential (while, not successful) bands of all time perform in support of their latest release.
6 35 Denton @ Downtown Denton (Denton) Fri, 3/13/15-Sun 3/15/15
The Denton festival returns, highlighted by UK legends, the Zombies, along with a slew of solid local artists (Telegraph Canyon, Doug Burr, RTB2, amongst others) and up-and-comers. There’s music all over Denton this weekend.
7 Surfer Blood @ Club Dada (Deep Ellum) Sun, 3/15/15
The surf-rock influenced indie-rockers play some fun tunes for your listening pleasure.
8 Matthew E White @ Three Links (Deep Ellum) Mon, 3/16/15
The Virginia singer/songwriter tours in support of his latest record, the critically acclaimed Fresh Blood. White also produced recent album of the week, Natalie Prass.
9 Carolyn Wonderland @ the Kessler Theatre (Oak Cliff) Fri, 3/13/15
Still one of my favorite current blues artists at one of my favorite venues. Should be a kick ass show, as always.
10 Swervedriver @ Club Dada (Deep Ellum) Thurs, 3/19/15
The British shoegaze band perform in support of I Wasn’t Born to Lose You, their first studio album in 17 years.