Johnny Marr, Minus the Bear, Avenged Sevenfold and More Top Show Announcements

So, in the news this week Pope Francis said that he would allow sinners time off of purgatory if you follow him on Twitter. No joke. Just thought everyone should know. You can Google it after you read this less confusing post about show announcements in DFW.

Johnny Marr, Alamar Saturday, November 9, at Granada Theater, $35 Former guitarist for The Smiths (and member of Modest Mouse and co-songwriter with Morrissey and all-around-badass) Johnny Marr is coming to town. Need I say more?

Dallas Observer Presents Cocktails and Covers Thursday, July 25 to Thursday, August 29, at House of Blues, $10/$12 We're throwing several shows between now and the end of August for our "Cocktails and Covers" series. Bands include: Skyrocket!, Kites and Boomerangs, Animal Spirit, Le Cure, With or Without U2, The Gorehounds, Ducado Vega and Arm Tha Homeless. You can buy tickets here.

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly, The Isley Brothers, Kem Sunday, August 18, at Gexa Energy Pavilion Tickets for these '70s soul and gospel bands go on sale this Friday.

Minus the Bear, Tera Melos, The New Trust Thursday, September 19, at Granada Theater, $20 Minus the Bear have a Pledgemusic campaign going on right now for their upcoming 10-track album Acoustics II, and are drumming up support for it with a quick tour.

India.Arie Tuesday, October 1, at Palladium Ballroom Tickets for Grammy winning "soulbird" India.Arie's "SongVersation" tour go on sale this Friday.

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Ghost B.C. Saturday, October 19, at TBD I got the Warner Bros. Records press release hot off the presses this week, but the location of these bands' Dallas stop on their "Hail to the King" tour is still to be determined.

Glass Candy & Chromatics Friday, November 8, at Granada Theater, $21/$24 Dancing is pretty much mandatory at this futuristic electro-pop show.

Ben Rector Friday, November 8, at Palladium Ballroom Nashville singer-songwriter Ben Rector has been blowing up as of late, and put out an album that climbed pretty high on the iTunes and Billboard charts.

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