Pool parties, cookouts and cold ones--probably the best way to celebrate the Fourth of July around here. And, as we mentioned earlier this week, the Double Wide will have all of those things on Sunday night. The pool party starts at 7 p.m. and the concert, which features Bruce Springsteen, Replacements and Neil Diamond cover bands, will start at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.
And though you might have already read about the following shows that we highlighted earlier in the week, but here's a friendly refresher for you.
On Saturday, the annual punk sweat-fest, known as Warped Tour sees All-American Rejects, Alkaline Trio, and Andrew W.K., along with a hundred more bands at Superpages.com Center. And after that, Riverboat Gamblers will play Double Wide's official Warped Tour After Party. Brent Best, Cary Hudson, Jacob Metcalf, and Kate Miner will probably play at a respectable volume at the Kessler Theater, and Fizzy Dino Pop and Binary Sunrise both open for The Bright Light Social Hour at the Granada Theater. The very weird bill for Stockyards Stampede in Fort Worth will feature MC Hammer, Everclear, Ryan Bingham, and Randy Rogers Band.
And since we're out of the office on Monday, might as well remind you that Shelley Carrol brings his "Bad Ass Jazz" to The Amsterdam Bar on that night, and Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston will be causing teen hysteria at the Verizon Theatre.
More of this weekend's notable shows (including Monday) after the jump.
Friday, July 2, at Trees
The lowest common denominator of rap/rock, but somehow they're still at it.
Red Eye, Blixaboy, Yeahdef, Fuzionmuse
Friday, July 2, at Hailey's Club
This show features some of the areas best DJs. Experimental and very danceable, their jams should have Hailey's packed and moving.
Brandin Lea, Sean Russell
Saturday, July 3, at The Cavern
Ten years ago, Flickerstick was on the way up. They were packing shows in Dallas, and promised a bright future. Those days are gone, the dust has settled and singer Brandin Lea is making another push in the Dallas music scene.
Salim Nourallah, Darren Flowers
Saturday, July 3, at Opening Bell Coffee
This should be a chilled-out set from Salim, a guy whose live performances never disappoint. He's been writing songs and producing his own records for a long time, so expect a wide variety of songs at this show.
Kelly Upshaw, Matthew Gray
Saturday, July 3, at Dan's Silverleaf
The Hope Trust's lead singer-songwriter, Kelly Upshaw, will perform all of The Hope Trust's forthcoming record, Light Can't Escape, in an acoustic set at this show. This record promises to be one of the best for the second half of 2010.
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Whiskey Folk Ramblers, The O's
Saturday, July 3, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
Whiskey Folk Ramblers shows are always a lot of fun. The O's are opening the show, too, which means you can expect a slew of funny anecdotes and heartfelt songs before the Ramblers.
Concert in the Garden
Sunday, July 4, at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Spending the Fourth at a huge picnic in a beautiful outdoor park with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra providing the soundtrack sounds like a lot of fun. There's always a really great fireworks show, too.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Monday, July 5, at Palladium Ballroom
Before you head in to the office on Tuesday, let Sharpe and Co. take you "Home."
...and that's your weekend, folks. Happy America!