Going off of Pollstar screwed me over again, and I missed Leon’s Barefoot at the Belmont (then I guess I blocked it out, cause I was mad I couldn’t get tickets. Oh well, looks like it’s gonna rain there anyway) last week, so I’ve hopped up my attempt to roll my concert calendar into my spreadsheet, so I won’t miss as much. Still mostly going off of Pollstar this week, but maybe I can get everything loaded by the time next week rolls around.
1 Leon Bridges @ Scat Jazz Lounge (Fort Worth) Sat 6/20/15
The kid’s blowing up. Playing 2 shows Saturday at the intimate jazz lounge, to celebrate the release of his debut record. Tickets have been selling on the secondary market for upwards of $200. Don’t worry, you’ll get another chance soon. He’ll be at the Majestic in November (might want to get on that though).
2 Brian Wilson w/ Rodriguez @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Weds 6/24/15
Probably shouldn’t have the young upstart ahead of one of the greatest songwriters of all time, but Leon’s is a much hotter ticket, so I’m going with that.
3 Avett Brothers w/ Old Crow Medicine Show @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Thurs 6/25/15
Seems like these guys are here every month. They’re definitely in town quite often for a band that’s not from Texas.
4 Best Coast w/ Bully @ Granada Theater (Lower Greenville) Weds 6/24/15
Still a little surprised I haven’t seen them yet. Bethany Cosentino makes some of the best beach inspired rock going right now. Maybe not quite on the level of #2 up there, but it’s still solid.
5 Dawes @ Strauss Square (Dallas) Weds 6/24/15
A nice little indie group that craft some lovely songs.
6 Darius Rucker @ Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas) Fri 6/19/15
Darius “Don’t Call Me Hootie” Rucker does his country thing on Friday. No Blowfish necessary.
7 White Snake @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Mon 6/22/15
HERE I GO AGAIN ON MY OWN!!!! Oh, sorry, got distracted. 3 of the top 7 shows this week are on a week day at Verizon.
8 Jodeci w/ Tony! Toni! Tone! @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Sun 6/21/15
And they’ve got some throw back R&B on Sunday after brunch. Tony! Toni! Tone! opens.
9 Jefferson Starship @ Gas Monkey (Dallas) Thurs 6/25/15
No Grace Slick = meh
10 Charlie Mars @ Live Oak Music Hall (Fort Worth) Sat 6/20/15
SMU Grad, singer/songwriter Charlie Mars heads to Funkytown this weekend.
Also in town this week: 6/19 Yelawolf @ Bomb Factory, Quiet Company @ Nasher Sculpture Center, Josh Abbott Band @ Lone Star Park, Hudson Moore @ Levitt Pavilion, Mark Chesnutt @ Billy Bob’s, the Dan Band @ House of Blues, Heartbyrne @ Granada Theater; 6/20 Delta Rae @ the Kessler Theater, Grupo Fantasma @ Dada, Kevin Fowler @ Billy Bob’s, Black Violin @ Levitt Pavilion; 6/21 Gedeon Luke @ Levitt Pavilion; 6/24 Say Anything @ Gas Monkey; 6/25 Kathy Griffin @ Majestic Theatre, Royal Southern Brotherhood @ Levitt Pavilion
Anyways, that’s all for this week, so……
Get out there and see some shows!