Not the strongest weekend we've ever had, but there are still some pretty solid shows happening around town.
The show scheduled for Saturday at the Taste Of Addison Main Stage isn't really one of them, but it's definitely the weirdest bill we've seen in a long time: Third Eye Blind headlines with the help of country act Cody Canada & The Departed, The Orbans, Cahoun, a couple of cover bands, and then Seryn. Strange indeed.
If you want to keep your digestion -- musical and otherwise -- regular, you might want to take a look at the shows we've been mentioning all week.
Tonight, The O's, Michael Donner, Ryan Thomas Becker, and Madison King will be at the Sons of Hermann Hall, and Portugal. The Man will be at Granada Theater along with Telekinesis and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
On Saturday, Kirby Brown will bring his rootsy rock to The Prophet Bar with the help of opening acts Fortune Field and The Spiral Sound, and The Black Angels, Sleepy Sun, and Orange Iguanas will be at The Loft. Also, on Saturday as well as on Sunday, My Chemical Romance will perform at House Of Blues.
Hit the jump for more shows to keep in mind.
Red Bull Thr3estyle Regional Finals with Z-Trip
Friday, May 20, at Trees
It's the latest round in Red BUll's big, national DJ competition, and DJ Fishr Pryce has a nice little advantage -- the regional finals are taking place right here in his backyard. And, even better, he gets to DJ before one of his heroes, Z-Trip.
Binary Sunrise, New Fumes
Friday, May 20, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton
Curious that these two bands have shared more than a few bills lately? No big surprise, considering that their label, Good Records Recordings, is gearing up for a pretty massive relaunch in the coming weeks and/or months. If you're in Denton, this will be a good chance to catch some of Dallas' more interesting acts.
Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Boxcar Bandits
Friday, May 20, at Lochrann's Irish Pub & Eatery in Frisco
Seeing this show will require a certain amount of bluegrass stamina, or a certain amount of booze. Just remember, once you're there, you're there. After all, it's Frisco.
Saturday, May 21, at Lizard Lounge
One of the biggest DJs in the world, and wearer of one of the most impressive fu manchus in the world, Steve Aoki has certainly been making the rounds lately. His last stop in town was only months ago, and, in just a few short months, he'll be back to play at the IDentity Festival at Gexa Energy Pavilion. So, it's not like you won't get to see him again in August if you miss this show -- that is, if the rapture doesn't take us all some time tomorrow. Wait: Maybe the Rapture is Steve Aoki?
CuervoGames 2011 with LMFAO
Saturday, May 21, at Gilley's Dallas
The only kind of contest I imagine when I think of Cuervo Games is one that finds contestants dry-heaving after a few body shots too many. But in its press release, Mr. Cuervo's publicist mentions "a labyrinth of physical obstacles, ridiculous pitfalls, intense dares, spectacular wipeouts, and more." That all will be happening somewhere in the Gilley's complex tomorrow night. To top it off, there will be a free performance from hip-hop act LMFAO, who conveniently enough, have a hit single about drinking shots. Synergy!
The Orbans, Bravo Max!, El Cento
Saturday, May 21, at The Kessler Theater
Seems like the Orbans end up in the Observer listings nearly every weekend. But this is certainly one of their more notable shows: The Kessler is a great place to see the band play. Not to mention that the opening band, Bravo Max!, is one of the most impressive up-and-coming acts to keep your eyes on in 2011.
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Sober
Saturday, May 21, at Granada Theater
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Sunday, May 22, at The Kessler Theater
Hunter Hendrickson is known around these parts as a sort of blues guitar wunderkind, and after his show at The Kessler on Sunday, he'll be known as a pretty charitable guy, too. The concert will benefit Operation Kindness, a non-profit that works to find homes for domestic animals that would otherwise be stuck in the pound.
An Horse, The Rocketboys, The Ones You Loved
Sunday, May 22, at The Loft
Australian boy-girl duo An Horse will be passing through town on Sunday at The Loft. Their music is pretty much for Tegan and Sara fans, who should already be aware of the duo's straightforward pop rock since they spend a big chunk of 2008 opening for the Canadian twins. Now, they're back with a newly released album Walls, and their first American headlining tour.
...and that's it from us. Whether you're swept up into the heavenlies, or you're left behind by the rapture, we hope you have a great weekend. We may or may not see you back here on Monday.