The Six Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, January 10-13
B.B. King Saturday, January 12, at House of Blues, $65-$125 Blues legend B.B. King is on tour after celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing to ABC-Paramount Records. Fans and blues-lovers alike should not miss out on the rare opportunity to see the now 87-year-old mastermind musician live. He'll probably bust out his famous black Gibson guitar, Lucille, and we'll all drool a little bit more. -- Rachel Watts
Guerilla Toss, The Dreebs, Unconcious Collective, Terminator 2 Thursday, January 10, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, $5/$7 Unconscious Collective -- the rhythm section of Stefan and Aaron Gonzalez plus guitarist Gregg Prickett -- landed on our best albums of 2012 list, on the strength of their self-titled debut full-length album on Dallas' Tofu Carnage Records. Straddling the underworlds of free jazz and progressive metal, the trio is arresting on record, but even more dynamic live. Denton's Terminator 2, who describe their heaviness as "the sound of the human machine shutting down forever," also open the night. The Dreebs and Guerilla Toss headline. -- Audra Schroeder Oil Boom Thursday, January 10, at Sundown at Granada, Free Oil Boom's Gold Yeller EP was one of our favorites last summer, and the handclaps of single "Great American Shakedown" soundtracked many a late night. The Dallas trio hits up the Sundown at Granada's free local concert series on Thursday, so you'll have a nice, warm place to shake that tailfeather. -- Audra Schroeder Lucky Peterson, Jim Suhler, Hunter Hendrickson Friday, January 11, at Granada Theater, $14-$32 This is a triple threat of a blues show, as two generations of Dallas guitarists gather to blow open some ancient seals. Lucky Peterson and Jim Suhler are the vets who've laid the foundation across dozens of albums and club gigs, and the young phenom Hendrickson represents the new guard. Together, they make some bad juju you can shake to. -- Audra Schroeder Bird Meets Winter, Cory Patrick Coleman, Skagg Philips, Walker Smart Friday, January 11, at Andy's Bar, $5 Denton quintet Bird Meets Winter will headline a great folk bill in Denton this Friday, as lead singer Joel Larner's percussive piano playing fuses with banjo and rhythm guitar for slow but dancing folk melodies. Denton's singer-songwriter and and man of many bands Cory Patrick Coleman will play a solo set ripe with quirky-Country chants, lollipop love songs and hollow hymns, followed by A.M. Ramblers banjo player Jordan Batson's solo project Skagg Phillips. Walker Smart will open the show. -- Rachel Watts
Colette, DJ Heather, DJ Red Eye Saturday, January 12, at It'll Do Club, $15 You've most likely had an ambient awareness of Colette's track "Feelin' Hypnotized," but the DJ and singer got her start back in the early '90s with her DJ group Superjane, which featured the talents of fellow Chicagoan DJ Heather. They reunite at It'll Do, and DJ Red Eye will be on the decks as well. -- Audra Schroeder
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