Leon’s back, y’all. A hot ticket show. If you’re a bucket lister, you might want to catch #2 or #4, as well. And if you managed to pull a ticket for Leon and for Nathaniel Rateliff, good on ya. Here we go!
1 Leon Bridges w/ Kali Uchis @ Majestic Theatre (Dallas) Sat 11/14/15
Leon himself might not agree with being ahead of the next one, but this has been a super hot ticket, as Fort Worth’s native son makes his return to the Big D amidst his blowed up tour. Probably the last time he plays a venue this size in DFW for a while.
2 Gladys Knight and the O’Jays @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Sun 11/15/15
This should be a cool show. If I had known about it earlier, and wasn’t going to Leon the night before, I might have bit on this.
3 Chance the Rapper @ South Side Ballroom (Dallas) Fri 11/13/15
One of the hottest rappers in the game right now. Out of Chicago, the 22 year old recorded his first mixtape 10 Day while serving a 10 day suspension in high school. Then, he blew up with his 2nd mixtape, the critically acclaimed Acid Rap.
4 Merle Haggard @ Gas Monkey Live (Dallas) Sun 11/15/15
One of the last remaining old school country legends. You’re gonna have to make a choice on your bucket list shows.
5 Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats w/ Caroline Rose @ Trees (Deep Ellum) Weds 11/18/15
Like Leon, Nathaniel Rateliff is also a soul singer that’s spent 2015 blowing up. He was a pretty successful folk singer before this new project, but there’s just something different about what he’s doing now.
6 Houndmouth w/ Howard @ Granada Theater (Lower Greenville) Thurs 11/19/15
I really like Houndmouth’s bluesy sound and enjoyed their latest record, even if it didn’t get the best reviews. Howard’s pretty solid too.
7 Israel Nash w/ Jake Paleschic @ Dada Dallas (Deep Ellum) Fri 11/13/15
Israel Nash is a really exciting Alt-Country act to catch live, and he’s performing with one of my favorite local artists, Jake Paleschic.
8 Diana Krall @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Sat 11/14/15
This jazz singer was blowing up back when I was a music major. She’s been around a while now (I’m old).
9 Jay Farrar @ the Kessler (Oak Cliff) Sat 11/14/15
Son Volt frontman and former founding member of Alt-Country pioneers Uncle Tupelo, Farrar will be performing Son Volt’s Trace album.
10 Deafheaven @ Trees (Deep Ellum) Sun 11/15/15
One of the few “metal” bands I can tolerate for more than 30 seconds. Their music is often lovely and atmospheric enough that I can ignore that there’s someone in the background fucking growling at me.
Also in town this week: 11/13 the O’s (Album Release Party) w/ Deep Blue Something & Matt Hillyer @ the Kessler, Green River Ordinance w/ Jenny & Tyler @ House of Blues, Keep Shelly in Athens/Different Sleep @ the Foundry, Giada de Laurentiis @ Majestic Theatre, Rat Rios w/ Future Self, a Smile Full of Ale & Ethics @ Rubber Gloves, John Fullbright @ Dan’s Silver Leaf, Mighty Dark to Travel w/ Ben Cosgrove @ Shipping & Receiving, Scotty McCreery @ Billy Bob’s, Keller Williams & EOTO @ Trees, the King Bucks @ Sundown @ Granada, Rise & Shine & Timeline @ Adair’s; Jake Robison Album Release @ Magnolia Motor Lounge 11/14 Health w/ Pictureplane @ Trees, Rebirth Brass Band @ Granada Theater, Lincoln Durham @ the Prophet Bar, Travis Tritt @ Billy Bob’s, Stoney Larue @ House of Blues, Mind Spiders w/ Sealion, Fungi Girls & Slimy Member @ Three Links, Mur w/ Bravo Max! & Mike Graff @ Dada Dallas, Hibou @ the Foundry, Shane Smith w/ Strangetown @ Magnolia, Suicide Girls @ Gas Monkey Live, Wayne “the Train” Hancock @ Gas Monkey Bar n Grill, Petty Theft @ Dan’s Silver Leaf; 11/15 Evanescence @ South Side Ballroom, RAC & Big Data w/ Karl Kling and Filous @ Granada Theater, Kenny Uptain @ Live Oak Roof Top, Jim Heath w/ Revolution Mother, Tiki Bandits & Matt Miller @ Three Links, Little Image w/ NeonNoah & Canvas Bride @ the Prophet Bar, the Fall of Troy w/ Kylesa & Powwers @ the Door; Justin’s Soul Shakedown ft. Josh Weathers, Jake Paleschic, the Hendersons, and Tripp Mathis and the Traitors to benefit the Justin Wade Elliott Scholarship Fund @ Lola’s 11/16 Niykee Heaton @ House of Blues, Hogan & Moss @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill; 11/17 Plain White T’s w/ Matt McAndrew & Beta Play @ Trees, Circa Survive w/ Rx Bandits & Citizen @ House of Blues, Ratboys w/ Wild Pink, Bedroom Sons & Whimper @ Rubber Gloves, Quaker City Night Hawks @ Lola’s; 11/18 Collective Soul w/ Magnets & Ghosts @ House of Blues, Here We Go Magic w/ Big Thief @ Three Links, 11/19 A Silent Film w/ Flagship @ Dada Dallas, Keegan McInroe w/ Chucho & Jacob Furr @ Lola’s, Rev Run w/ Ruckus @ Gas Monkey Live
Anyways, that’s all for this week, so……
Get out there and see some shows!