The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, January 3-6
Night Game Cult, Shiny Around the Edges Saturday, January 5, at New Media Recordings House, $5 Shiny Around the Edges and Night Game Cult soundtrack this night dedicated to the legend of Bozo Texino. Texas filmmaker Bill Daniel's 2005 documentary on the rail-car graffiti, which has appeared on trains across the country for more than half a century and consists of a character wearing a cowboy hat over the words "Bozo Texino," searches for answers as to who the artist, and the character, really are. There will also be poetry from the Webb Gallery's Bruce Lee Webb, and Daniel will be on hand for a Q&A. New Media Recordings is located at 1329 Hurley Ave. in Fort Worth, and a $5 donation is suggested. -- Audra Schroeder
Discipline Thursday, January 3, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Free This night of obscure and underground music has been permeating the dingy rooms of Rubber Gloves every Thursday night since 2011. There's always a rare gem to be heard, whether you're into genres that ride the -wave wave, or slump in darker corners. If that isn't incentive enough, there are $1 wells. -- Rachel Watts
Taylor Thrash, SoMo, Moses Uvere, T.I.G.E.R.S. Friday, January 4, at The Prophet Bar Dallas' Taylor Thrash and Denton's Joseph SoMo have a similar work ethic. Thrash just released his Vacation Mixtape, which features a reinterpretation of Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" and a tribute to Frank Ocean, among other bits. SoMo, who has re-imagined songs by Ocean and Drake, released in late fall 2012 My Life, which got a shout-out from rapper Wale. This release show is also a birthday party for Thrash, with support from Moses Uvere and T.I.G.E.R.S. -- Audra Schroeder
Warbeast Saturday, January 5, at The Rail Club, $10 When Arlington thrashers Warbeast flew overseas to co-headline a tour with legendary Pantera/Down vocalist Phil Anselmo, the band's pulverizing riffs and grueling lyrics slew metal fans across Europe. A joint album seemed like another one of the devil's pipe dreams until the two entities announced their upcoming split EP release, War of the Gargantuas, an album that not only promises to destroy metal fans but also send Bieberites and buttrockers screaming for another hit off Warbeast guitarist Scott Shelby's strings. Warbeast and Anselmo each contributed two songs that encompass their unique styles of metal. Shelby claims Warbeast's contributions are a purer demonstration of Texas thrash metal, while Anselmo is providing fans with a preview of his upcoming "official" solo venture, a project 30 years in the making. Read our interview with Warbeast here. -- Christian McPhate Leftover Crack, Crackbox, Juicy Karkass, Hoodrat, The Atomic Tanlines Sunday, January 6, at Trees, $15 Every once in a while, NYC punks Leftover Crack come to town and remind you that yes, they are still a band. They haven't released a proper album in a decade, but songs like "Nazi White Trash" never really go out of style, do they? In fact, in a strange bridging of high- and lowbrow, novelist Tao Lin interviewed singer Stza Crack for Thought Catalog back in 2011, pointing to their underground legacy. Crackbox, Juicy Karkass, Hoodrat and Denton's Atomic Tanlines open. Get there early for them, in particular. -- Audra Schroeder
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