Alright, let’s do this. Nothing super huge this week, but there’s some cool stuff coming through anyway. It’s the holiday season, so we’ll be seeing a lot of Christmas shows and a shortage of actual tours. In case you forgot or haven’t heard, Leon Bridges will be on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Anyways, let’s get to it.
1 How the Edge Stole Christmas @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie) Weds 12/9/15
Icelandic Folk-rockers Of Monsters and Men headline the annual event that includes Sublime (minus the important part), Panic! at the Disco (who will spend half the show telling you the name of the song coming up), the Neighbourhood, the Struts, and Atlas Genius (if there are posters for Atlas Genius, someone grab one for my wifey, the Geography teacher).
2 Jeff the Brotherhood/Diarrhea Planet @ Dada Dallas (Deep Ellum) Fri 12/4/15
A double headlining bill of epic proportions. This should be a rocking good time. That’s not even to mention, there are a few local faves on the bill too, Sealion, War Party and Psycho Magic. Sweeeet!
3 King Diamond w/ Exodus @ House of Blues (Dallas) Sat 12/5/15
Danish Heavy Metal legends, King Diamond, are back again after a successful run of dates in 2014.
4 Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase 2015 @ Deep Ellum Sat 12/5/15
So, this will be pretty much everyone in town playing a set in Deep Ellum. 40+ bands across 9 venues in Deep Ellum. This year’s event includes Wesley Geiger, the Outfit, TX, Ishi, LEV, Lord Byron, Yells at Eels, Rahim Quazi, Le Cure, Justin Pinckard, Pearl Earl, Charley Crockett, Oil Boom, Rat Rios, Blue, the Misfit, the Boombachs, In Memory of Man, Bad Mountain, Claire Morales, Buffalo Black, Vandoliers, the Azalea Project, Kaela Sinclair, and Party Static, amongst others.
5 Daniel Markham w/ Siamese @ Sundown at Granada (Lower Greenville) Fri 12/4/15
This might be the highest rated local show by anyone not named Leon in the history of this list. Product of a slow week, perhaps, but either way, if you’re in Dallas, and haven’t gotten a chance to catch the talented Denton rocker, you might want to get out to this. Also, I just talked to him here.
6 Great White/Slaughter/LA Guns @ Bomb Factory (Deep Ellum) Fri 12/4/15
The Eagle’s Hair Metal Holiday concert brings a nice batch of has-beens, that apparently packs enough has-been power to make the list. Also featuring Dangerous Toys, Generator, and Supernova Remnant.
7 Pokey LaFarge w/ Deslondes @ the Loft (Dallas) Weds 12/9/15
Another of those old school sounding groups, I hear they’re supposed to be a lot of fun live. Also, I like the Loft.
8 Dance Gavin Dance w/ A Lot Like Birds, Dayshell and Strawberry Girls @ Bomb Factory (Deep Ellum) Fri 12/4/15
Let’s rock the F out with Sacramento post-hardcore group, Dance Gavin Dance.
9 Marcia Ball w/ Daphne Willis @ the Kessler (Oak Cliff) Fri 12/4/15
Another week, another legendary Texas artist at the Kessler. Jeff Liles just keeps churning them out.
10 Jojo @ Dada Dallas (Deep Ellum) Sun 12/6/15
The former teen star, still just 24, is all grown up and in town playing to a sold out crowd in Deep Ellum.
Also in town this week:
Moonlight Native w/ Robert Cody Maxwell and the Gentlemen Vain, the Autumn City, and Vinylboss @ Lola’s
Dead Mockingbirds, ABACABA, Jesse Gage, Christian Medrano @ Shipping & Receiving
Brave Combo @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Eleven Hundred Springs @ Double Wide
Colt Ford @ Billy Bob’s
Dripping Wet w/ Goldenjoy, the Single Issues & Playlists @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio
Gaelic Storm @ South Side Music Hall
Sam Baker w/ Keegan McInroe @ Live Oak Music Hall
Love and Theft @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Colin Boyd @ Live Oak Lounge
Blindside @ the Door
the Beaumonts w/ the Me-Thinks & Vincent Neil Emerson @ Fred’s Texas Cafe
TobyMac w/ Britt Nicole & Colton Dixon @ Verizon Theatre
Trout Fishing in America w/ Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds @ Live Oak Music Hall
Huffer (CD Release Party) @ Lola’s
Baroness @ Double Wide
Jacob Furr @ Live Oak Lounge
the Brook Meggs Band @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Cody Johnson @ Billy Bob’s
Ghost Town w/ Danger Kids @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Daniel Martin Moore @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio
Skagg Philips @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Paul Thorn w/ the Mastersons @ the Kessler
Graham Wilkinson w/ Western Youth & Christopher Paul Stelling @ Magnolia
Michael W Smith & Amy Grant @ American Airlines Center
Between the Buried and Me w/ Enslaved, Intronaut, & Native Construct @ House of Blues
Kenny Uptain @ Live Oak Lounge
TC Fambro @ Magnolia
Dean Dillon w/ Courtney Patton & Jason Eady @ Live Oak Music Hall
Jody Jones Songwriting Showcase @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
Open Mic Night w/ Luke McGlathery @ Lola’s
Torquila Tuesday: Quaker City Night Hawks @ Lola’s
Matt Tedder @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
Black Dahlia Murder w/ Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos & Artificial Brian @ Trees
Garrett Wingfield Quartet @ Live Oak Music Hall
Holy Grail w/ Night Demon @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Cody Culberson @ Live Oak Lounge
Jacob Furr @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
Kaleo @ Dada Dallas
Beenzino @ Granada Theater
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult w/ Bit Rot, Flesh Welder, & Just Another Monster @ Trees
Kamelot w/ Dragonforce @ House of Blues
Little Jack Melody Christmas Show @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Bobby Duncan @ Live Oak Lounge
Guy Forsyth & Carolyn Wonderland @ the Kessler
Kottonmouth Kings w/ C4 and Nitty Grits, Chucky Chuck, RVDPVCK @ Trees
Prophets & Outlaws @ Billy Bob’s
Ryan Tharp @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
Chris Knight @ Live Oak Music Hall
August Burns red w/ Every Time I Die, Stick to Your Guns, Polyphia, & Wage War @ House of Blues
Preston Lacy (From Jackass) @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
A Merry Little Christmas Show w/ Ricki Derek @ Scat Jazz Lounge
Sara and the Sara Tones @ Live Oak Lounge
Anyways, that’s all for this week, so……
Get out there and see some shows!