13 Shows To See This Weekend (Because It's Friday the 13th)
School of Seven Bells
School of Seven Bells, Air Review, Calhoun, The Angelus
Saturday, April 14, at Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
It's hard to deny this show as being one of the biggest this weekend. Kind of strange, though, that School of Seven Bells' last three trips to the Metroplex have only seen one show in Dallas -- especially because guitarist/producer Benjamin Curtis more or less grew up here. The Modern is a cool venue, and the opening acts will do well to entertain before the headliner takes the stage.
Brain Gang, Leg Sweeper
Friday, April 13, at Andy's Bar
Good Lord, Leg Sweeper loves their hip-hop, which is probably how this show came about. Dallas collective Brain Gang will headline this show, which will inevitably turn into a wild party.
Dove Hunter, Aaron Barker
Friday, April 13, at The Foundry
It's the second show to take place at the Foundry, and I'm glad to see that this totally rad bar in North Oak Cliff is quickly getting some bands on that outdoor stage. Hopefully we'll see some national acts soon. According to the Facebook invite, it's Dove Hunter's last show for a while. I've heard that before.
Frankie Rose, Dive, Lonesome Ghost, The Vliets
Friday, April 13, at Dada
Frankie Rose has finally broken out of her gigs as a drummer. Her first record as a solo artist, Interstellar, has been met with critical acclaim, so you can assume her show tonight at Dada will be really good.
Night Game Cult, Able Youth, Juve, Gavin G.
Friday, April 13, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
Put on by Overrated, a Denton zine celebrating the release of its second volume, this line-up is a solid one. Kyle Cheatham's solo electro project Night Game Cult headlines the show, which will cost $3, probably the cheapest of the weekend.
Reverend Horton Heat, The American Fuse
Friday, April 13, at LaGrange
If you've seen the Reverend Horton Heat once, you've probably met your lifetime quota. But if you want a refresher, The Rev is touring the Metroplex this weekend. The Dallas show is tonight at LaGrange.
Friday, April 13, at Rio Room
Italian-Belgian producer Aeroplane is just the kind of DJ Rio Room has been procuring lately. His remixes aren't like that of the standard party DJ ilk. Remixing indie acts like Sebastien Tellier and Friendly Fires, Aeroplane is one of the acts bridging the gap between indie rock and DJ culture.
Rotting Out, FocusedxMinds, Power Trip, Hands Of The Few
Friday, April 13, at Queen City Hall
If you take your Friday the 13th seriously, this is the show you want to be at. Parade of Flesh is doing it right with Los Angeles punk/hardcore act Rotting Out. It will be loud. It will be scary.
Delta Spirit, Waters
Saturday, April 14, at Granada Theater
Another in a long line of bands who made an album in a cabin, Delta Spirit blends rock with folk and sounds right at home on KXT.. A good place to start your Saturday night.
Saturday, April 14, at Rio Room
...and then you should end up here after Delta Spirit. Erykah Badu is doing one of her famous DJ sets that should have the whole place moving.
Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo
Saturday, April 14, at Billy Bob's Texas
I had to get 13 shows in here somehow.
Cursive, Cymbals Eat Guitars
Sunday, April 15, at Trees
Omaha indie band Cursive has been around for nearly two decades. That's how they do it in Omaha, I guess. They're still fresh from their 2012 release I Am Gemini, the band's first in three years.
Leon Russell, Kirby Brown
Sunday, April 15, at Granada Theater
Two longhairs share the stage at Granada Theater.
...and that's it from us. Don't walk under any ladders, and we'll see you back here on Monday.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.