Good Friday: Record Store Day, Lil' Wayne, and The Rest of A Busy Weekend of Shows...
Record Store Day!
Tomorrow marks one of our favorite days of the year: Record Store Day. If you're still undecided on how to spend your day, check out our Record Store Day breakdown for more information. We'll make the rounds, but, more than likely, we'll park it at Good Records, which seems to have the biggest party planned.
But if you have already have a pretty nice little Saturday planned and won't be able to make it, we've got plenty of other shows for you this weekend. And, wouldn't you know it, we've already mentioned a bunch of them.
Tonight, Canadian country act Elliot Brood will be at Dan's Silverleaf with an opening set by Chris Flemmons, and at the Granada Theater, Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller will perform. And, over at the American Airlines Center, Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Travis Barker will be putting on one of the best shows you'll see all weekend.
On Saturday, if you miss Jason Lytle of Grandaddy at Good Records, where he'll be backed up by Midlake, head up to Denton, where Matthew And The Arrogant Sea will open another Midlake-backed show. Meanwhile, over at Club Dada, Sarah Jaffe will perform along with The Flowers Of God, and Seryn will have a hunger benefit concert at Bethany Lutheran Church early in the evening at 7 p.m.
And on Sunday, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios will have Fake Problems, Pomegranates, Laura Stevenson, and Now, Now Every Children.
More of this weekend's shows after the jump.
Brokencyde, Vampires Everywhere, Dot Dot Curve, It Boys, Love.Lust.Poetry
Friday, April 15, at The Prophet Bar
I'm completely perplexed by this band Brokencyde because while their music is some of the worst I've ever heard, the kids love it. It's screamo-meets-hip-hop-meets-sex, so if that sounds like something you're into, head down to The Prophet Bar. But beware, you'll probably see a few things you won't be able to unsee.
Calhoun, The Orbans, Oil Boom, The O's
Friday, April 15, at The Moon in Fort Worth
This terrific bill is comprised mostly of bands whose names start with the letter "O." Each band is known for their catchy hooks, musicianship and lasting power. The members of all the groups, with the exception of Oil Boom, have been playing around Dallas for more than a decade. And, with the long-time-coming release of Calhoun's new record Heavy Sugar, this should be a crowded show.
Captured! By Robots, Browningham
Friday, April 15, at Double Wide
The premise of this part-performance-art, part-concert is that JBOT, the only human in the band played by Jay Vance, built a bunch of robots in order to form a band. But, as all robots do, they had an uprising, took Vance prisoner and now tour the U.S. It's quite the spectacle because the robots actually play their own instruments -- pretty well, too.
Berry Street Festival w/ Spoon Fed Tribe, Green River Ordinance and others
Saturday, April 16, on Berry Street in Fort Worth
Thanks to Berry Street Festival, Record Store Day isn't the only party going on this weekend. Seriously, though, it's not like the two crowds will overlap. In fact, it's likely that the dude-bros who will attend Berry Street Festival have never been to a record store in their lives. In all fairness, it should be a fun way to spend your Saturday if you're into jam bands and slick pop-rock.
Darktown Strutters, PVC Street Gang
Saturday, April 16, at Pastime Tavern
For a while there, Darktown Strutters found a place for themselves on our concert listings at least once a week. But it's been a while since we've heard anything from this weirdish electro dance duo. Saturday night offers a good chance to catch back up with the band, and hopefully hear some of what they've been working on during their time off.
Dokken, Messer, Revengeance, Chris Manning Band
Saturday, April 16, at Trees
Dokken is possibly the first band in history whose career has been revived by a Norton Antivirus software commercial. Nevertheless, the band will be back at Trees, presumably playing all the hits and the others, too.
This Will Destroy You, The Burning Hotels, The Cush, Novaak, Datahowler
Saturday, April 16, at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
It'll be interesting to see how This Will Destroy You's bone-crushing doomgaze goes over in a museum. The guys from This Will Destroy You claim that this won't be the first time they've played a museum show, but the solid lineup leading up to their performance should put an interesting spin on it.
Orchestra Of New Spain
Sunday, April 17, at Trees
Orchestra Of New Spain is advertising this show as "Bringing Classical To The Club." And while their brand of hispanic baroque music will make for one of the oddest shows to ever take place at Trees, it certainly backs up our recent story on the branching out of the venue's bookings.
...and that's it from us. If we don't see you out and about this weekend, we'll see you back here on Monday. And please use the comments section for anything we missed.
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