But if you want to steer clear of anything with the word "festival" in it, we've got plenty of regular shows for you. So let's jump right in starting with the ones we've already mentioned this week.
Hit the jump for more of this weekend's shows.
Black Veil Brides, D.R.U.G.S., I See Stars, Versa Emerge
Friday, March 18, at House Of Blues
These emo kids and their overly dramatic band names. Actually, Black Veil Brides are considered metalcore and glam-metal. Should make for a visually stimulating show on the House Of Blues main stage, if nothing else.
Roman Numerals, Baby Teardrops
Friday, March 18, at Double Wide
Kansas City rock band Roman Numerals started off as a Joy Division cover band. They've been doing it for almost a decade, and their covers have transitioned nicely into originals. The lineup has changed several times, but the band has always consisted of Kansas City's top musicians, including members of The Golden Republic and The Get Up Kids.
Tombs, Castevet, Broadcast Sea
Friday, March 18, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
The bone-crushing drums, and the reasonably crunchy, echoing guitar of Tombs' newest music is enough to convert a non-metal fan to the ways of the black metal. There's something very accessible and pure in their music. It's not overly blown-out and in-your-face, and yet it's much more powerful than the metal bands that are. This is definitely a good show to see if you're in Denton -- even if you're not a metal fan.
Salim Nourallah, Tess Wiley
Saturday, March 19, at All Good Cafe
Salim's been around for years. There's no questioning his imprint on the local music scene, but his opening act on Saturday night is his Tapete Records labelmate Tess Wiley, who has briefly left her home in Germany for a U.S. tour. Wiley, as it turns out, has been around for a long time, too. In the '90s she sang and played in Six Pence None The Richer and Velour 100. See if you can coax her into playing any songs from that era.
Robert Earl Keen, Old 97's, Foster & Lloyd, Others
Saturday, March 19, at South Fork Ranch
There's a certain reverence that Texans have for Texas singer-songwriters like Robert Earl Keen. Probably why the folks at South Fork Ranch are expecting a big turnout for this show, which also features Texas alt-country act Old 97's.
Saturday, March 19, at Verizon Theatre
My old college dorm still rings with the echoes of Third Day's music. Thankfully, I had earplugs.
Dolorean, Weinland, Bosque Brown
Sunday, March 20, at Lola's Saloon
You know that really cool band from Spain called Delorean? Well, this is not them. So be warned. But, even if you showed up thinking you were gonna get to see a totally rad chillwave dance band, you might not be disappointed. If Bosque Brown is opening it can't be terrible, can it?
Eighties Eighties Eighties w/ Quick Chris
Sunday, March 20, at Fallout Lounge
Not sure who Quick Chris is, but I sure do like the Eighties. And it seems like Fallout Lounge is trying to clean up their act a little bit. Not that things were awful before Quick Chris got on the scene, but I, for one, might stop by after Bro-Fest and see just how quick he (or she) really is.
Rural Alberta Advantage, Maps & Atlases, Miniature Tigers
Sunday, March 20, at The Loft
These are, like, the only three indie bands in town on Sunday that Parade of Flesh didn't book for Bro-Fest. OK, well, maybe they wouldn't exactly fit the bill over at Club Dada, as they've got their own thing going on at The Loft. Both Rural Alberta Advantage and Maps & Atlases are rhythm-heavy acts, and the pure harmony-pop of Miniature Tigers rounds out a solid bill.
Sunday, March 20, at House Of Blues
Snoop Dogg seems to be turning up at the strangest places lately. There was a Johnny Cash documentary on TV the other night, and they had commentary from Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, and strangely enough, Snoop Dogg. At his House Of Blues show on Sunday, unless he plays songs from Doggy Style, guys like me will be in the dark, but I'm sure there will be plenty of die-hard Snoop fans in attendance -- maybe some Johnny Cash ones too.
Valient Thorr, Cerebral Balizy, Maleveller, White Mountain
Sunday, March 20, at Double Wide
Valient Thorr seems to play in Dallas enough to be considered a local band. But that's because they are a legitimate touring rock band -- married to the road. They're kind of an old-school metal party band, which incidentally is the official soundtrack of the Double Wide.
...and that's it from us. We hope you have a great weekend, and we'll see you back here on Monday!