An interesting batch this week. I might have gone to either of the top shows if I could have gotten chairs. Again, I’m old. HA!
1 Sleater-Kinney @ Granada Theater (Lower Greenville) Thurs 4/16/15
The Riot Girl icons from Seattle recently returned with their first album in over a decade, one of the best of the year so far. Catch them in action while you can.
2 Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally @ Majestic Theatre (Dallas) Thurs 4/16/15
Ahhh, Ron Swanson, the manliest of manly men. Offerman’s dry delivery and ultra manly commentary proves quite hilarious, making him one of the most loved comedians in ‘Merica. He’s bringing his wife (Tammy 2) along for this one.
3 Punch Brothers @ House of Blues (Dallas) Sat 4/11/15
Chris Thile and his chamber pop group also have a record I’m quite fond of this year
4 Gabriel Iglesias @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Sat 4/11/15
FLUFFY!!!! One of my wifey’s favorite comedians.
5 Smallpools @ House of Blues (Dallas) Tues 4/14/15
The LA indie pop group released their debut LP Lovetap! just a few weeks ago, featuring the hit single “Dreaming”
6 Umphrey’s McGee @ House of Blues (Dallas) Thurs 4/16/15
Popular jam band from South Bend, IN, but more influenced by metal and prog rock than say Phish or the Dead.
7 Aimee Mann @ Winspear Opera House (Dallas) Sat 4/11/15
An excellent veteran singer-songwriter from Richmond, VA. Also, the cleaning woman on #1 Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia.
8 Yonder Mountain String Band @ Granada Theater (Lower Greenville) Fri 4/10/15
Lots of strings in town this week. YMSB are a progressive bluegrass band, with an enjoyable live show.
9 Nosaj Thing @ Dada (Deep Ellum) Thurs 4/16/15
Stage name of LA-based electronic producer Jason Chung, Nosaj Thing has produced tracks for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, and Chance the Rapper.
10 the English Beat @ Kessler Theater (Oak Cliff) Sat 4/4/15
Birmingham, UK group formed in 1978 and fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and funk and cover a breadth of lyrical topics, from love to the sociopolitical.
Also in town this week: Atomic Fest at the Bomb Factory features Between the Buried and Me and some other bands to melt your face off, if that’s your thing. Bryan Adams stops by the Allen Event Center. Cory Morrow @ Billy Bob’s, Man Man @ Dada, Rick Springfield at Texan Theatre, Flyleaf @ Gas Monkey, Marty Stuart @ Sons of Herman Hall, Coal Chamber and Filter @ Gas Monkey, all in a pretty busy week in the Metroplex.
Anyways, that’s all for this week, so……
Get out there and see some shows!