This weekend, Dallas benefits heavily from the Austin City Limits Music Festival spillover effect, which has some of the best bands in the world looking for a place to play in and around town. There are a whole bunch of these shows, as well as a few others, making this weekend an especially busy one. Let's take a look at what's coming, starting with the ones we've already mentioned this week.
Tonight, TV On The Radio will perform at House Of Blues with the help of another indie superpower, Broken Social Scene, who have announced a forthcoming hiatus, and at Billy Bob's Texas, Hayes Carll will do his brand of country. Also: Explosions In The Sky and Twin Sister will perform outdoors at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Fox & The Bird will be over at Granada Theater. Oh yeah, and don't forget about Hank Williams III at Trees.
On Saturday night, Okkervil River and Wye Oak will put on what is sure to be a solid show at Granada Theater, and Deadmau5 will be over at Palladium Ballroom. Also, Ha Ha Tonka will be at La Grange along with Somebody's Darling.
On Sunday, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin will be at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, and Agnostice Front, The Mongoloids, Naysayer, Hoodrat, Powertrip, and Preatcher will be at Trees.
That's not all. Hit the jump for more of this weekend's shows.
The Beatles Vs. The Stones
Friday, September 16, at Dan's Silverleaf
It's the ultimate question of rock and roll -- something that might be settled tonight at Dan's Silverleaf. But, honestly, nine times out of 10, I'll just take The Beach Boys.
Friday, September 16, at Lola's Saloon
Remember when this band broke up for like a month, and when they got back together it was super rare to see them perform? Well, those days are over. Tonight they'll be at Lola's Saloon, and tomorrow they'll be at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton. Still, you should try to catch them at one of these weekend shows -- they're still one of the better acts in the area.
Wanda Jackson, Kristy Kruger
Friday, September 16, at The Kessler Theater
Last time Wanda Jackson came through, she had The King Bucks as her backing band. Not sure what the sitch is going to be like this time, but The Bucks won't be there. Nevertheless, she's an amazing showperson and probably has a crack backing band lined up.
Joseph Arthur, James Hall
Saturday, September 17, at The Kessler Theater
Renaissance man Joseph Arthur will be at The Kessler on Saturday. Known for his prolific songwriting and ventures into other art forms such as painting, Arthur will be supported by James Hall, the ultimate rock 'n' roll frontman. If you've never seen Hall perform, it's quite inspiring. He's got everything Mick Jagger has except the fame and the money.
The Blurries, Broncho, Leatherbag
Saturday, September 17, at Double Wide
The Blurries once kicked around town under the name Slider Pines. They're a solid act to be sure, but you'll want to show up early enough to catch Norman, Oklahoma, punk act Broncho on this bill. Made of members of Starlight Mints and Unwed Sailor, they're one of the best things coming out of that state to the north of us.
Green River Ordinance
Saturday, September 17, at Life In Deep Ellum
Fort Worth pop-rock act Green River Ordinance will be taking part in a nationwide charity event that will take place in five different cities. Each show will benefit a different charity, and the one chosen for the Dallas show is La Reunion TX, a non-profit that basically helps out local artists.
Matthew & The Arrogant Sea
Saturday, September 17, at The Free Man
This is a kind of WTF show at The Free Man. Don't get me wrong: Matthew & The Arrogant Sea are a great band, and The Free Man is a somewhat respectable, if brand-new, venue. The stage is small, and it's impossible to leave the place not smelling like cajun food. But, hey, if that's where Matthew & Co. want to play in Dallas, more power to them.
Ishi, Analog Rebellion, Hormones, DJ Blake Ward
Saturday, September 17, at El Sibil
You might remember El Sibil as the home of DC9 at Night's video series "DC9 at El Sibil
." It's a really cool house built by artist Frank Reaugh in 1928. I bet when he designed the place he thought long and hard about the state of indie rock in the 21st century, which is probably why it's such a cool place for shows now.
... and that's it from us. If you're going to ACL, have fun, and if you're not, check in with DC9 over the weekend as we report the festival's goings on. Also, feel free to post anything we missed in the comments.