Neon Indian, Atmosphere, Jacuzzi Boyz, Erasure and This Weekend's Other Top Shows
Alan Palomo's take on Max Headroom.
With the recent release of their new record, Era Extraña, the once-Denton-dwelling members of Neon Indian are blowing up once again, which means now's as good a time as any to catch them. You can do just that tomorrow night, as they headline the Granada Theater tomorrow night along with opening act Com Truise.
If you think chillwave died in '09, no worries; there are plenty of other shows to see this weekend, starting with the ones we mentioned all week.
Tonight, Ishi, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Axillary Voice, and Pale Horse will put on a big local show at Trees, and The Aggrolites will perform over at The Prophet Bar with Peelander Z. Also: Atmosphere will be at House of Blues.
On Saturday, The Gourds will return to The Kessler Theater with the help of opening acts Miles Zuniga and Patrick Sweany, and Jacuzzi Boys will be at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.
And on Sunday, Erasure will bring their Tomorrow's World tour to House Of Blues.
But please, for the love of all things holy, don't stop reading here. There are plenty of other shows worth seeing this weekend, some of which can be found after the jump.
American Werewolf Academy, I Love Math
Friday, September 23, at City Tavern
We're not sure where John Dufilho finds the time for all the music projects he juggles. But tonight offers a semi-rare opportunity to catch his longtime side project, I Love Math, which features a guy on drums who's even busier than Dufilho. Philip Peeples, who interestingly enough (drum nerd alert!) plays in I Love Math without the use of a hi-hat, is on a rare break from touring with the Old 97's.
Leon Redbone, The Singapore Slingers
Friday, September 23, at The Kessler Theater
Without the Kessler Theater, guys like Leon Redbone would be hard-pressed to find a good gig in town. But at the Kessler, he's got a home -- a good one, too. His show tonight in Oak Cliff is completely sold out. So if you had your heart set on Redbone's jazz standards and Tin Pan Alley-esque jams, you might be out of luck. Just to rub salt in the wound: You'll probably miss the chance to hear a rousing rendition of the Mr. Belvedere theme song, which Redbone sang.
Maroon 5, Train
Friday, September 23, at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Please, feel free to write your own preview of this show in the comments.
Garuda, Maleveller, MOSROP
Saturday, September 24, at Double Wide
Fort Worth hardcore metal act Garuda has been around for a while -- long enough to have broken up and reunited six years later, actually. Since 2010, the band has been playing fairly often locally, often times on the same bills with like minded Dallas metal act Maleveller. Same goes for Saturday night, when the Double Wide will most likely be thrashed by this pummeling bill.
Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger
Saturday, September 24, at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Pick just one: "Don't Stop Believin'" "Juke Box Hero" or "Sister Christian." You can't do it, can you?
Quiet Company, Ryan Thomas Becker & Last Joke, Speak
Saturday, September 24, at Dada
The release of We Are All Where We Belong has been a long time coming for Quiet Company, who will celebrate the new album at Dada on Saturday. It's the Austin band's third full-length release since they began in 2005, but they've finally began to gain some steam in the last year or so. You might remember that they were one of the guest opening acts at this year's Dia De Los Toadies. They're quite the headlining act down in Austin, too. Back in the day, they used to play Dallas fairly regularly, so tonight's show should be a nice treat. Shouldn't be too hard with the well polished indie-pop on the new record.
Double Wide's Eight-Year Anniversary with The Gorehounds, Descender, The O's, Dove Hunter, Greasy Cranks, DJ Hammertimez
Sunday, September 25, at Double Wide
Without a doubt, this will be the biggest party in town this weekend. For those who visit the Double Wide religiously (and there are many of you), this is a good chance to go give the place's owners and staff a pat on the back for being such an awesome place for eight years. If nothing else, it's a good excuse to go out and have a drink or five on Sunday night.
...and that's it from us. We hope you have a good weekend, and we'll see you back here on Monday. Be sure and leave anything we missed in the comments section.
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