I finally got my concert spreadsheet loaded. Forget you, Pollstar. If I missed something big, let me know. I may have left a venue off of my list.
1 Gogol Bordello w/ Antemasque @ Bomb Factory (Deep Ellum) Sun 11/8/15
These gypsy punks know how to put on a hell of a show, plus At the Drive-in/Mars Volta buddies Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s new project, Antemasque, with Travis Barker sitting in on drums.
2 James McMurtry w/ Eric Tessmer Band @ Granada Theater (Lower Greenville) Sat 11/7/15
One of Texas’s greatest songwriters, Larry McMurtry’s son is back in support of critically acclaimed 2015 release (and Album of the Week) A Complicated Game.
3 Cheap Trick w/ Ian Moore & the American Fuse @ Bomb Factory (Deep Ellum) Sat 11/7/15
I want you to want this to be Budokan. *Shrugs* I don’t even know what I’m talking about right now.
4 Heartless Bastards w/ Blue Healer & Gollay @ Shipping & Receiving (Fort Worth) Fri 11/6/15
Erika Wennerstrom and the gang are back with support from Austin’s Blue Healer (Leon Bridges’ favorite band) & local favorite, Gollay.
5 Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear @ the Kessler (Oak Cliff) Fri 11/6/15
Madisen Ward and his mother make some beautiful folk/roots music. “Silent Movies” is one of my favorite tracks of the year. Been getting a few others stuck in my head as I prepare to head out to this show. See you there.
6 Jane’s Addiction @ Gas Monkey (Dallas) Fri 11/6/15
See what Jane has to say when Perry Farrell and the boys hit Big D this weekend.
7 Desaparecidos w/ So So Glos @ Trees (Deep Ellum) Fri 11/6/15
Conor Oberst’s long-separated group has reunited and comes through Dallas with indie darlings, the So So Glos.
8 Zac Brown Band w/ Drake White & the Big Fire @ Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas) Fri 11/6/15
Go have some chicken fried steak and go see Zac Brown Band. Sounds like a night to me.
9 Youth Lagoon w/ Moon King & Rat Rios @ Dada Dallas (Deep Ellum) Tues 11/10/15
Trevor Powers in all his solemn chillness arrives in Deep Ellum.
10 Ray Wylie Hubbard @ the Live Oak (Fort Worth) Thurs 11/12/15
Another legendary Texas songwriter takes the stage this week at the Live Oak.
Also in town this week: 11/6 the Robert Cray Band @ Majestic Theatre; Fort Worth Rock Assembly (11/6-8) ft Big Mike, Un Chien, Vodeo, Dead Mockingbirds, Taylor Craig Mills, Moon Waves, Igneous Grimm, and more @ Lola’s; Cody Canada & the Departed w/ Johnny Burke & Vern Stomper @ Granada Theater; Jerrod Niemann @ Billy Bob’s; Buddy Whittington @ Keys Lounge; Holy Moly w/ Collin Herring & Bonnie Whitmore @ Live Oak; 11/7 Hudson Mohawke w/ the Dream @ South Side Music Hall; Lagwagon w/ Pears & Runaway Kids @ Dada; Lewis Black @ Majestic Theatre; Aaron Lewis @ Billy Bob’s; 11/7 Stardeath & White Dwarfs w/ Igneous Grimm & Kites + Boomerangs @ the Grotto; Straight No Chaser @ McFarlin Auditorium; Mike and the Moonpies @ Dan’s Silverleaf; Skinny Puppy w/ Youth Code @ Gas Monkey Live; Dave & Phil Alvin w/ the Guilty Ones @ the Kessler; Raheem DeVaughn w/ Leela James @ House of Blues; Petty Theft @ Keys Lounge; Frontier Ruckus w/ Jared & the Mill @ the Prophet Bar; Peaches w/ Christeene @ Trees; Andy Pickett @ Republic Street Bar 11/8 Girlpool w/ Dripping Wet & the Single Issues @ Rubber Gloves; La Dispute w/ Envy & Wildhoney @ the Prophet Bar; the Psychedelic Furs w/ Max and the Moon @ House of Blues; Kenny Uptain & Sam Anderson @ Live Oak Roof Top; 11/9 X Ambassadors w/ Skylar Grey & Kevin Garrett (11/9&10) @ House of Blues; Born Ruffians w/ Young Rival @ Dada; Modern Baseball w/ Tiny Moving Parts, Jeff Rosenstock & Pup @ Trees; 11/11 Falling in Reverse w/ Attila, Metro Station & Assuming We Survive @ House of Blues; 11/12 Reverend Horton Heat w/ Leftover Crack, Agnostic Front, the Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx, the Briefs & Lower Class Brats @ Bomb Factory; America’s Got Talent Live ft. Emily West & Taylor Williamson @ Verizon Theatre; Maudlin Strangers w/ Strange Names & the Unlikely Candidates @ Dada; the Wonder Years w/ Motion City Soundtrack @ House of Blues.
Anyways, that’s all for this week, so……
Get out there and see some shows!