Granada Theater Announces “Free Week” July 18-24

The Granada Theater has paired up with KXT and the Dallas Observer to bring about a week of free shows at one of the city’s favorite venues. The free shows will run July 18 through the 24th and will be offered on a first come-first serve basis. Also available for you line-skippers, $5  gets you in the door with a beer in your hand (on sale Fri, May 20).

The Schedule?

Tuesday, July 19th
Quiet Company
the Azalea Project

Wednesday, July 20th
the Octopus Project
Son of Stan

Thursday, July 21st
Vaden Todd Lewis (of the Toadies)
Amber Ferris (of Somebody’s Darling)
Brent Best (of Slobberbone)

Friday, July 22nd
Cory Morrow
Driving N Cryin
the Vandoliers

Saturday, July 23rd
Roky Erickson
Natural Anthem
Moon Waves

Sunday, July 24th
Quaker City Night Hawks
Dead Flowers
Oil Boom


KXT Announces Lineup for New Summer Concert Series, KXT Sun Sets

With the Belmont Hotel undergoing renovations this summer, KXT’s popular Barefoot at the Belmont series is on hiatus for 2016. In its place, KXT is bringing in a new series, KXT Sun Sets at the Pool at Dallas Power & Light. The series, like its predecessor, will present six intimate shows, centered around both national and local artists at Dallas Power and Light’s rooftop Pool Deck. The schedule kicks off Thurs, May 26, and tickets will be available at 10:00 the Wednesday before the event.

the Lineup?

Thursday, May 26
Matthew Caws (of Nada Surf)
(tickets available Wednesday, May 18 at 10am)

Thursday, June 16
Barns Courtney
Reinventing Jude
(tickets available Wednesday, June 8 at 10am)

Thursday, June 30
the Wind and the Wave
Jacob Metcalf
(tickets available Wednesday, June 22 at 10 am)

Thursday, July 14
John Doe
(tickets available Wednesday, July 6 at 10 am)

Thursday, July 28
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Charley Crockett
(tickets available Wednesday, July 20 at 10 am)

An Additional date will be announced soon.

Better Know an Artist (Vol 23): PJ Fry (Sally Majestic)

Sally Majestic is an old name in the Fort Worth music scene. With an energetic blend of pop-punk, ska, reggae and rock-n-roll, they’re one of the most respected live acts in the area. The guys will be celebrating 15 years together this week at Lola’s on April 9, along with Mean Motor Scooter. Lead singer/bassist PJ Fry sat down to answer the tried and true questions.

Me: For starters, tell us a little about yourself. How did you first get into music? And when did you know this is what you want to do for a living (money be damned)?

PF: I first got into music when I was 7 years old. I had a friend named Chris Laskoski. He played piano like a fucking boss and sang in the Texas Boys’ Choir. It looked like fun, so I started taking lessons from the same piano teacher he had and joined the Texas Boys Choir. I didn’t know I wanted to try and hustle music until way later in life. We started Sally Majestic when I was 24 years old. If it wasn’t for the quality of musicianship Scott and Tim brought to the table, I don’t know that I would have had the confidence to play live shows.

Me: How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard it before?

PF: This is one of those questions every musician says “ugh” to. I am no different, so I will go with the stock answer and say we play Reggae/Rock with a punk vibe.

Me: Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and why?

PF: Fugazi. First time I saw them live, I wanted to play bass like Joe Lally
Weezer. I have always admired Rivers Cuomo’s ability to write a hook.
Sublime. I changed my mind and wanted to play bass like Eric Wilson.

Me: Which of your songs means the most ot you, and if you don’t mind me asking, why?

PF: “Scottalicious” It’s the first song we played together as a band and I think it’s even more fun to play now than it was then.

Me: If you could open for any act, dead or alive, who would it be, and why?

PF: The Clash. Because they are fucking awesome and it would be an unbelievable experience to play with such a legendary band.

Me: Any favorite new musical acts, local or otherwise?

PF: Animal Spirit. I dig their style, they work hard and they are good people.

Me: What’s your “stranded on an island” record?

PF: Pavement – “Wowee Zowee”

Me: Moving onto the home front, what are your favorite (and least favorite) things about the DFW music scene?

PF: My favorite thing is getting to meet other musicians and hear what other bands are up to. My least favorite thing is anything that has to do with the “music biz”, fuck that I’m out.

Me: Favorite DFW venue to play (or see a show). Why?

PF: there are many solid spots to play in DFW but I am partial to Lola’s. I am from Fort Worth and Lola’s is the best spot in Fort Worth.

Me: Any favorite local acts people should be looking out for?

PF: There is a band that is going to be playing with us on April 9 at Lola’s called Mean Motor Scooter that people should be looking out for.

Me: And for shits and giggle, what’s a fun fact that most people don’t know about you?

PF: I have an undying love for holiday music. If I knew it wouldn’t drive the people around me crazy, I would listen to Christmas music. Only the classics though, modern holiday is sketchy at best.

Shout out to PJ for giving us the info, and get your butts out to Lola’s on Saturday night to catch Sally Majestic’s 15th anniversary party with Mean Motor Scooter and some other cats (so many other cats…..event page). Should be a fun night of RAWK (and also roll).

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!

Top Shows Coming to Town for 12/11/15-12/17/15

So I think I’m mostly caught up again. Like I said last week, these end of year weeks are probably going to be a little thin. I think Polyphonic Spree may be the first local “band” to take the top slot (Leon’s been there a couple times).

1 Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza @ Majestic Theatre (Dallas) Sat 12/12/15

I still haven’t made it out to one of these. I bought tickets for this year, but then realized it was the same day we’re taking Asa on the North Pole Express in Grapevine, so I’m missing it again this year. The Spree generally do a holiday set and a traditional set at this show and it always features some family friendly guests. True all ages rock shows make me smile. They also take donations for the North Texas Food Bank and Toys for Tots. I’m gonna make it out one of these years.

2 Fall Out Boy w/ James Bay and George Ezra @ South Side Ballroom (Dallas) Tues 12/15/15

That one band that killed emo for all of us is in town, playing some song that’s catchy af and will be in your head the rest of the week. They’re bringing along a couple of rising stars in James Bay and George Ezra.

3 Wild Child w/ Telegraph Canyon and Criminal Birds @ Trees (Deep Ellum) Fri 12/11/15

Austin’s Wild Child are a band worthy of their considerable buzz the last few years. Their national tour brings them back through Dallas with local favorites, Telegraph Canyon and Criminal Birds.

4 Lucero @ South Side Music Hall (Dallas) Sun 12/13/15

A Southern Rock band with a bit of a cult following, Lucero makes one of their regular Dallas stops at the South Side Music Hall this week.

5 the Brian Setzer Orchestra @ Allen Event Center (Allen) Fri 12/11/15

The 2nd Holiday Show on the list this week, the former Stray Cats frontman will have you Jumpin’ and Jivin’ to the holiday hits in style.

6 Wade Bowen @ Billy Bob’s (Fort Worth) Sat 12/12/15

A little Red Dirt Country in Cowtown, because why not?

7 !!! @ Dada Dallas (Deep Ellum) Fri 12/11/15

The world’s most un-google-able band (even more so than Girls) takes the stage in Deep Ellum. The art-rockers are known for their live shows, so it should be a good one.

8 the Grotto’s 7th Anniversary Birthday Bash @ the Grotto (Fort Worth) Sat 12/12/15

The Grotto celebrates its birthday in style with several local favorites. Prophets of Rage (Rage Against the Machine tribute), the Hanna Barbarians, Mountain Kid, Vodeo and Hightower are all slated to appear and there are supposed to be “a few surprises” as well.

9 Dead Kennedys @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill (Dallas) Fri 12/11/15

Punk rock royalty, but without Jello Biafra, so they end up this far down.

10 (hed)P.E. & Alien Ant Farm @ Trees (Deep Ellum) Tues 12/15/15

Look, you guys, it’s some “meh” bands from my college days.

Also in town this week:
Fri 12/11/15
Jacob Furr @ Live Oak Lounge
Legacy 4 @ Magnolia
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward @ Sundown at Granada
Kim Walker-Smith @ Verizon Theatre
Dom Kennedy @ South Side Music Hall
Mike Ryan @ Billy Bob’s
the Infamists w/ the Wheel Workers, Tungsten Wake & Mammal Virus @ Lola’s
the Milk Carton Kids @ Majestic Theatre
Reckless Kelly w/ Ruby Jane @ the Kessler
the Raven Charter w/ Distant Lights, Aaron Pose, Betray the Dreamer, Sound of Sirens @ Prophet Bar
A Merry Little Christmas Show w/ Ricki Derek @ Scat Jazz Lounge
the Satans of Soft Rock w/ the Speedlights & Fishboy @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Skinny Cooks @ Harvest House
My Jerusalem @ Double Wide
Obie Trice @ the Grotto

Sat 12/12/15
the Unlikely Candidates @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Dan + Shay, Canaan Smith, & Jamie Lynn Spears @ Verizon Theatre
Charlie Ramos @ Live Oak Lounge
Daniel Markham Does Neil Young @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Savage and the Big Beat w/ Landrest, Switchblade Razors, & Turtle Rush @ Rubber Gloves
Slimshine Brown w/ Ghosts of November, the Robot Bonfire, & Picnic, Lightning @ Lola’s
Parker McCollum w/ Blue Highway Band @ Magnolia
Ricki Derek @ Granada Theater
A Live One (Phish Tribute) @ Sundown at Granada
Mr Gnome @ Dada Dallas
Hot Club of Cowtown @ Live Oak
the Beat Dolls w/ How’s My Driving, Primo Slam, the Buzzkills & Hate Your Friends @ 1912 Club
DDFW Master of the Mic @ Trees
Raised Right Men w/ Mike Stinson @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Gary Wilson & the Blind Dates @ Double Wide

Sun 12/13/15
Animal Spirit w/ Roar Shack, Cleanup & Tornup @ the Grotto
Kenny Uptain @Live Oak Lounge
Jay B and the Zydeco Posse @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Kirk Franklin Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues
Willow James w/ Wade McGee, Patrick Kinsley & Zachariah Red @ Lola’s
TC Fambro @ Magnolia
School of Rock @ House of Blues
Bradley Hathaway w/ Least of These & the Red Door @ the Door

Mon 12/14/15
Open Mic Night with Luke McGlathery @ Lola’s
Jody Jones Songwriting Showcase @ Magnolia
Psychomagic w/ Pearl Earl & William Austin Clay @ Rubber Gloves
Bell Witch @ Double Wide

Tues 12/15/15
Torquila Tuesday: Quaker City Night Hawks @ Lola’s
Cody Culberson @ Live Oak Lounge
Matt Tedder @ Magnolia
10 String Symphony @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Rack Focus Dallas Film Competition @ Granada Theater
Linear Downfall @ Double Wide

Weds 12/16/15
Bobby Duncan @ Live Oak Lounge
Cavanaugh (Open Mike Eagle + Serengeti) & Doc Illingsworth @ Dada Dallas
Jacob Furr @ Magnolia
Chris Luther & Blake Parish @ Lola’s
Saviours & the Roller @ Three Links
Burn Halo & Black Tide @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill

Thurs 12/17/15
Greg Schroeder @ Live Oak Lounge
Lannie Flowers Band w/ Carey Wolff @ Live Oak
Boxcar Bandits @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Mike Dillon @ Sundown at Granada
Stewart Mann w/ Statesboro Revue @ Billy Bob’s
Ryan Tharp @ Magnolia
Charles Kelley w/ Maren Morris @ House of Blues
Girl in a Coma w/ Lonely Horse @ Dada Dallas

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

Get out there and see some shows!

Top Shows Coming to Town for 12/4/15-12/10/15

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:
Fri 12/4/15
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

Sat 12/5/15
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

Sun 12/6/15
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

Mon 12/7/15
Jody Jones Songwriting Showcase @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
Open Mic Night w/ Luke McGlathery @ Lola’s

Tues 12/8/15
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

Weds 12/9/15
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

Thurs 12/10/15
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!

Top Shows Coming to Town for 11/27/15-12/3/15

I tried to pop this out at the last second on Wednesday, but couldn’t get it finished on time. Hope everyone had a great time with their families for Thanksgiving. I still haven’t had time to update my spreadsheet recently so I’m sure I’m probably missing stuff at this point. Hopefully, I can get my spreadsheet updated again soon after the holidays. Have fun with your Christmas rush, and get out and see some shows.

1 Willie Nelson @ Billy Bob’s (Fort Worth) Sat 11/28/15

Ok, it’s gonna be pretty hard to keep Willie out of the top spot when he’s in town. He’s one of the greatest songwriters of all time, one of the most beloved Texans of all time, and possibly the one seed in that age old question “guy you’d most like to have a beer (or a joint) with”. Pure legend.

2 Muse w/ Phantogram @ American Airlines Center (Dallas) Weds 12/2/15

Some of you may have jumped ship when these Brits were Stephenie Meyer’s idols and contributed to every Twilight film. Muse is apparently true to their name for Little Miss Twilight. That being said, they’re still some of the most energetic performers you’ll see among this generation’s bands, and they still play those tracks you love from back in the day. Besides, you haven’t lived if you haven’t seen Muse play “Knights of Cydonia” live.

3 Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox @ Bomb Factory (Deep Ellum) Thurs 12/3/15

Man, I’m really stacking up my nerd points today. I kinda enjoy what Postmodern Jukebox does giving a super old school twist on modern hits. I might have tried to go to this, if I didn’t already have a busy week.

4 Azealia Banks @ House of Blues (Dallas) Sat 11/28/15

Not sure this Harlem raised rapper has really lived up to the hype. Who knows, maybe she’ll start a new Twitter beef during the show, or maybe Ms. Erykah Badu will come settle their Twitter beef on stage. That could be entertaining.

5 Jingle Ball @ American Airlines Center (Dallas) Tues 12/2/15

I guess at some point, I have to reference this s— show that’s probably the hottest ticket in town. One Direction, Calvin Harris, Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ellie Goulding, Zedd, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, DNCE will have your tween daughters totally losing their s—. Make sure to pack some headphones.

6 Big K.R.I.T. w/ BJ the Chicago Kid @ the Bomb Factory (Deep Ellum) Fri 11/27/15

(K)ritically acclaimed Mississippi raper, Big K.R.I.T. makes a stop in the big D.

7 Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat w/ Charley Crockett @ the Kessler (Oak Cliff) Sat 11/28/15

One of the greatest living guitarists, Jim Suhler (George Thorogood & the Destroyers), takes the stage, following an opening set by one of my favorite cats, Charley Crockett.

8 Jennifer Nettles w/ Brandy Clark & Ryan Kinder @ House of Blues (Dallas) Thurs 12/3/15

Best known as the frontwoman for Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles returns to Dallas with talented Country songwriters, Brandy Clark & Ryan Kinder.

9 the Band of Heathens w/ Wesley Geiger @ Granada Theater (Lower Greenville) Fri 11/27/15

One of Austin’s most revered rock and roll bands makes the trek up 35 to Granada. Wesley Geiger opens.

10 Dead Flowers w/ Goodnight Ned, Hell Texas & the Van Sanchez @ Three Links (Deep Ellum) Sat 11/28/15

This is a pretty sweet lineup of local favorites. Check it out if you’re in that neck of the woods.

Also in town this week:
Fri 11/27/15
Cole Swindell w/ Adam Sanders @ Billy Bob’s
Blue October @ South Side Ballroom
the Hendersons w/ Matt Tedder and Special Guest Lou Quaid @ the Grotto
Soundclash: Pablo and the Hemphill 7 w/ Darth Vato and Sally Majestic @ Lola’s
Possessed By Paul James w/ Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs
Koe Wetzel & the Konvicts w/ Melissa Ratley @ Shipping & Receiving
King Bucks w/ the Honky Tonkers @ Adair’s
Dalton Domino w/ Austin Meade @ Magnolia
Cody Culberson @ Live Oak Roof Top
Bill Kirchen @ Live Oak
JB & the Moonshine Band w/ Curtis Grimes @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Denton Comedy Collective @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio
Stage Fright: Bar Band Does the Band @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
Monte Montgomery @ the Kessler
the Tonemasters @ Keys Lounge
Bobby Sessions w/ the High Standard Family & Justus @ Trees
the Chris Milyo Band @ Scat Jazz Lounge

Sat 11/28/15
Vodeo w/ Arenda Light @ Shipping & Receiving
Spoonfed Tribe @ Trees
Rock Lottery @ Dan’s Silver Leaf
These Machines are Winning w/ True Widow & Megafauna @ Granada Theater
Mike McClure Band @ Sundown at Granada
ZUMA (Big Mike Does Neil Young) @ Magnolia
Tejas Brothers @ Live Oak
Acacia Strain w/ Counterparts @ Gas Monkey BnG
Sleepin’ Rattlers w/ the Honky Tonkers @ Adair’s
Texas Flood (SRV Tribute) @ Keys Lounge
Larry Braggs @ Scat Jazz Lounge

Sun 11/29/15
Kenny Uptain @ Live Oak Roof Top
Jeezy w/ Trapboy Freddy @ Gas Monkey Live!
D.R.I. w/ Protest, Exploder, & Chemicaust @ Trees
Standard Transmission @ Lola’s
Parkway Drive @ House of Blues
Carmen’s…Everyone Can Sing With the Band @ Adair’s
TC Fambro @ Magnolia
Black Dog Jazz Jam @ Scat Jazz Lounge

Mon 11/30/15
Gary P Nunn @ Billy Bob’s
Marc Cohn @ the Kessler
10 Years w/ Spoken, Skytown Riot & Serosia @ Trees
Open Mic Night w/ Luke McGlathery @ Lola’s
Sugarfoote w/ Brian Lambert @ Adair’s Dallas
Jody Jones Songwriting Showcase @ Magnolia
the Interruptors w/ Rude King & Revolucion Oi @ Three Links

Tues 12/1/15
Through the Roots w/ Maoli @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill

Weds 12/2/15
David Bromberg Quintet @ Granada Theater
Tesseract w/ the Contortionist, Erra, & Skyharbor @ Trees
Greg Trooper @ Live Oak
Kenny Uptain @ Lola’s
Darwin Deez w/ Charly Bliss @ Three Links

Thurs 12/3/15
Pale Dian w/ Ill Smiths & Honor System @ Lola’s
Digitour Slaybells Fire @ Granada Theater
Jonny Burke @ Sundown at Granada
Juan Gabriel @ American Airlines Center
Ryan Tharp @ Magnolia

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

Get out there and see some shows!