Top Records for June 2015

So between being busier at work than we have been earlier in the year and just not being able to get into a lot of albums this month, I haven’t gotten to do any review posts, and I definitely didn’t score 20 records to make the usual monthly list. That being said, this month’s top record for June is from the hometown kid, Leon Bridges. I’ll give what scores I’ve got below, and I’m going to try and pump out a mid-year list here soon.

1 Leon Bridges “Coming Home” 8.5
2 Jamie XX “In Colour” 8.5

3 Wolf Alice “My Love is Cool” 8.4
4 Bully “Feels Like” 8.3
5 Active Child “Mercy” 8.3
6 Girlpool “Before the World Was Big” 8.1
7 Kacey Musgraves “Pageant Material” 7.9

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Top Shows Coming to Town for 7/3/15-7/9/15

It’s that time of year again, and the big annual 4th of July music event takes the top spot. If I were from a little further south, #3 would be #1, but as I’m not, #3 should probably be more like #8 or so.

1 4th of July Picnic @ Billy Bob’s (Fort Worth) Fri 7/3 and Sat 7/4/15

This year’s picnic doesn’t feature Willie (he’s in Austin this year), but it’s 2 days and 2 stages, and features Merle Haggard, Ryan Bingham, Turnpike Troubadours, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hayes Carll, Shinyribs, Green River Ordinance, the O’s, American Aquarium, Chris Stapleton, Rodney Parker + 50 Peso Reward, Corb Lund, and a few others.

2 Third Eye Blind/Dashboard Confessional @ South Side Ballrom (Dallas) Sat 7/4/15

This one takes me back to my high school/college years, and Third Eye Blind’s debut is still in the list amongst my favorite records. I probably would have gone to this, if I didn’t have new family traditions to hold up on the 4th.

3 Mana @ American Airlines Center (Dallas) Sun 7/5/15

the biggest band in Latin Rock. This is a really big deal for one group of people.

4 Widespread Panic @ Winspear Opera House (Dallas) Weds 7/8/15

A jam band with a huge following. Another one that’s a really big deal for a group of people that’s not me.

5 David Gray and Amos Lee @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Fri 7/3/15

2 pretty big indie singer/songwriters on the same bill.

6 3 Doors Down/Seether @ the Bomb Factory (Deep Ellum) Sun 7/5/15

Speaking of the college years.

7 Alejandro Escovedo @ Shipping and Receiving (Fort Worth) Sat 7/4/15

Legendary Austin rocker hits Funkytown for the 4th.

8 Flyleaf @ Granada Theater (Lower Greenville) Weds 7/8/15

Again with the college years. Wifey and I saw them at ACL the first year we went together.

9 Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band @ Levitt Pavilion (Arlington) Fri 7/3/15

This is the City of Arlington’s official July 4th function. Not familiar with the group, but the material is right, and I like bluegrass alright, plus fireworks.

10 Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis @ the Kessler Theater (Oak Cliff) Fri 7/3/15

The Texas power couple hits the Kessler. I think they’re pretty frequent visitors.

Also in town this week: 7/4 38 Special @ Bakersfield Park (Flower Mound), 7/5 Band of Heathens @ Levitt Pavilion, Courtney Patton & Jason Eady @ Live Oak Music Hall, 7/8 Art of Dying @ Trees, 7/9 Matt the Electrician & Bettysoo @ Levitt Pavilion, Memory Tapes @ House of Blues

Anyways, that’s all for this week, so……

Get out there and see some shows!