Top Shows Coming to Town for 12/18/15-12/24/15

So, more holiday shows, and several artists from Texas and neighboring states in this slow season for concerts. So here goes…

1 Josh Groban @ Music Hall at Fair Park (Dallas) Tues 12/22/15

Josh Groban brings his majestic voice to class up the joint this week. I’m assuming there will be Christmas songs to be heard.

2 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ South Side Ballroom (Dallas) Sat 12/19/15

An emerging New Orleans powerhouse, Troy Andrews, has really taken off the last few years. Also, he has the distinction of being Asa’s first concert, when he played Concerts in the Garden a couple years back.

3 Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Myerson Symphony Center (Dallas) Tues 12/22/15 and Weds 12/23/15

From an emerging New Orleans powerhouse to the city’s musical stalwarts, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be spending a couple nights at the Meyerson this week, you know in case Groban didn’t class up your week enough.

4 Drowning Pool w/ Adakain, Dead Scene Believers, Mothership, and Alison Red @ Trees (Deep Ellum) Fri 12/18/15

Forget all this classy stuff. Let the bodies hit the frickin’ floor with the Dallas legends, Drowning Pool.

5 Mingo Fishtrap @ the Kessler (Oak Cliff) Sat 12/19/15

These Austin (by way of Denton) boys play Soul infused Funk with a lot of energy while they do it.

6 Cody Canada & the Departed @ Shipping and Receiving (Fort Worth) Sat 12/19/15

The “Canadian” part of Red Dirt legends, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cody Canada comes through with his new band.

7 Dirty River Boys @ Granada (Lower Greenville) Sat 12/19/15

These cats from El Paso put on a super-fun live show. A little bit of anything, they’re a multi-genre, multi-instrumental powerhouse.

8 Mannheim Steamroller @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Sun 12/20/15
Trans Siberian Orchestra @ American Airlines Center (Dallas) Sun 12/20/15

Well, since you’d have to pick one, I’m just gonna put these together. Do you like your gimmicky Christmas music synth or guitars?

9 Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis @ the Kessler (Oak Cliff) Fri 12/18/15

Jeff Liles is killin’ it this week. Texas’s favorite husband and wife duo play their annual Holiday show at the Kessler.

10 Salim Nourallah w/ Billy Harvey & Alex Dezen @ Sons of Hermann Hall (Deep Ellum) Sat 12/19/15

Fresh off one of the best local records of the year, Salim Nourallah’s playing one of Deep Ellum’s most historic spaces.

Also in town this week:
Fri 12/18/15
Son of Stan (DJ Set) w/ Blue, the Misfit, Color TV, Sudie & the Misteries @ Club Dada
Doug Burr w/ Dove Hunter @ Harvest House
Steel Panther @ House of Blues
Randy Rogers @ Billy Bob’s
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat w/ Bnois King Quartet @ Sons of Hermann Hall
Alexandria Rhea @ Dreamy Life Records Happy Hour
Roaming Soldiers @ Gas Monkey Bar n Grill
Mountain Sprout w/ Bad Mountain, Panther City Pickers & the Blondettes @ Shipping & Receiving
Big Tasty and the Moonshiners @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
the Dangits w/ Bad Blonde, West Side Drunk Punks & Hello Lover @ Lola’s
Zac Wilkerson @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
Red Admirals w/ Caliche Burnout, Satellite Dream & Invisible Signal @ the Grotto
the English Beat @ Granada Theater
Moreland & Arbuckle Buggaboo @ Sundown at Granada
the Ten Tenors @ Verizon Theatre
Hal Ketchum @ Live Oak
Roar Shack w/ Fun Button, Animal Spirit, & Off World @ Rubber Gloves
the Holler Time w/ George Hughen of Black Oak Arkansas @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Sun Over Sea w/ Blue Jay Soul @ the Foundry

Sat 12/19/15
Charley Crockett @ Revolver Brewery
the O’s w/ the Phantom Shakers @ Sundown at Granada
Randy Rogers @ Billy Bob’s
Oh Whitney @ Lola’s
Maajr w/ Lowin @ the Foundry
Colin Boyd @ Live Oak Lounge
Twas the Night: David J Pierce & His Holiday Orchestra @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Mike and the Moonpies w/ Charlie Shafter & the Gnomes @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
Welch Family @ Live Oak Music Hall
Holiday Hoedown: the Shady Rest Band w/ Bomber Spur, Armadillo Creek & Western Skies @ the Grotto
Aaron Watson @ House of Blues
Broken Gold w/ Party Static & Hate Your Friends @ Rubber Gloves
Mushroomhead @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Reinventing Jude @ Harvest House
Here Holy Spain @ Double Wide

Sun 12/20/15
Classic Cult w/ Mantra Love & Siamese @ Three Links
Kenny Uptain @ Live Oak Lounge
TC Fambro @ Magnolia
Raised Right Men w/ AM Ramblers, Brent Best, Isaac Hoskins and Glass Mountain & Kim Nall and the Fringe @ Dan’s Silver Leaf

Mon 12/21/15
Brave Combo (Christmas Show) @ Meyerson Symphony Center
Grant Bloom @ the Grotto
Jody Jones Songwriting Showcase (the last one, I think) @ Magnolia
Open Mic Night w/ Luke McGlathery @ Lola’s
Paul Slavens and Friends @ Dan’s Silver Leaf

Tues 12/22/15
Torquila Tuesdays: Quaker City Night Hawks @ Lola’s
Open Mic Night w/ Bobby Dade @ the Grotto
Cody Culberson @ Live Oak Lounge
Matt Tedder @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
J Fernandez w/ Wray @ Double Wide

Weds 12/23/15
First Class Fever w/ This Gravity, Whiskey Sour, & Anthony Abdo @ Trees
Bobby Duncan @ Live Oak Lounge
Jacob Furr @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
Song Swap Soiree #3: Andy Pickett, Nicholas Altobelli, Matthew Gray, & Cameron Matthew Ray @ Live Oak Lounge
Rock-A-Holics @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill

Thurs 12/24/15
Ryan Tharp @ Magnolia Motor Lounge

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

Get out there and see some shows!