Good Friday: Kings Of Leon, Band Of Horses and The Best of The Rest This Weekend

The biggest show this weekend, for better or for worse, is headlined by a group of Followills known as Kings Of Leon. The show will take place tonight at Gexa Energy Pavilion. And, with Band Of Horses as the opening act, we suggest that the tour be called The Bands That Started Off Great But Then Hey What The Heck Happened Tour.

If you don't want to hear lead singer Caleb Followill's chicken-fried southern drawl, that's OK. There are plenty of other good shows to see over the next few days, starting with the ones we've already mentioned this week.

Tonight, Calhoun, Mobley, and The Rocketboys will be at The Aardvark in Fort Worth, and, at The Door, Chiodos, Breathe Carolina, I See Stars, The Color Morale and a bunch of other hardcore acts will perform. And, over at Sons of Hermann Hall, Fox & The Bird will celebrate the release of their debut album, with some help from their friends in The Beaten Sea and Whiskey Folk Ramblers.

On Saturday, El Gato, Bobgoblin, and Chomsky will be at The Kessler Theater, and The Hope Trust, Fortune Field, Soviet, and Jerry Fuentes will be at Dada. Oh yeah, and of course Madison King will celebrate the release of her new record at City Tavern with Here In Arms, RTB2, and David Ramirez. Unfortunately, the Young Jeezy show scheduled for Palladium Ballroom has been canceled.

And, on Sunday, Ryan Thomas Becker and George Neal's Hares On The Mountain will be at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, and Chingo Bling will be at the House of Blues' Cambridge Room.

Hit the jump for more of this weekend's shows.

Art Institute
Friday, July 29, at Fallout Lounge

Houston based band Art Institute aptly bills themselves as a post-punk act. Even down to the production, the new wave band takes more than a few notes from Joy Division -- perhaps a few too many. The band is driving up to play in the unlikely venue at Fallout Lounge. Its space is often used to host deejayed new wave dance parties, but this time the music will be performed live.

Damon K. Clark, Yells At Eels, Le Not So Hot Club
Friday, July 29, at the Kessler Theater

It's hard to let a Yells at Eels show go by without mentioning it in Good Friday. They rarely play in the area, but even more rare is when they perform on a stage as nice as the one in the Kessler Theater, only a few miles away from their home. The acoustics in the room will allow their wild brand of free form jazz to reverberate nicely. This show also serves as the CD release party for Damon K. Clark, one of the more impressive vocalists in town, jazz or otherwise.

My Jerusalem, Tacks The Boy Disaster, Michael Kingcaid
Friday, July 29, at Canton Co-Op

The Canton Co-Op is becoming a pretty awesome DIY venue here in town, thanks in part to Parade Of Flesh and Gorilla Groove's excellent booking tendencies. Gorilla Groove snagged a nice one tonight with energetic indie-rock band My Jerusalem, who have ties to The Polyphonic Spree, Bishop Allen, and The Twilight Singers. Also on the bill is old-school Gorilla Vs. Bear favorite Tacks, The Boy Disaster, as well as Michael Kingcaid of What Made Milwaukee Famous.

The Stone River Boys
Friday, July 29, at Dan's Silverleaf

AllGood Cafe owner Mike Snider loves The Stone River Boys. But, like him, if you want to see them this weekend, you're going to have to drive to Denton. Might be worth it if you're into the band's country-soul crossroads sound. 

Brad Paisley
Saturday, July 30, at Pizza Hut Park

Chances are, you don't come to DC9 for Brad Paisley updates. With that in mind, he's actually a pretty impressive guitar player. And with lyrics like "I'd like to check you for ticks," it seems like the drive to Frisco will result in a safe bet for a good time.

Rad Bromance
Saturday, July 30, at House Of Blues

I guess as long as Lady Gaga continues to sell records, these guys will have a career doing their all-dudes tribute to the pop star. Our stance? The bit seemed funny for a minute, but it's quickly going the way of Charlie Sheen.

...anyway, that's it from us. Feel free to add any other shows in the comments. We hope you have a great weekend. Stay cool, and we'll see you back here on Monday.