The Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, 1/23-1/25

The working week is over. It's time to party and there's a bunch of options to do so this weekend. Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy, is putting on a show of a side projects from the members of the band. Post-rock band This Will Destroy You will hit the Granada Theater with True Widow. Thundercat performs with -topic and Roger Sellers opening at Three Links. A hard rock mini fest Winter Jamboree takes over Trees. The Suffers get all retro at Club Dada. And there's plenty more. Check it out.


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This Will Destroy You With True Widow, 7 p.m., Friday, January 23, at Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue, 214-824-9933 or, $19-$30 Back home to deliver a night as heavy as they are high(ly acclaimed), This Will Destroy You will take the Dallas audience by the brain through their ears once more without singing a word. Well, TWDY is actually from Austin, but whatever; it always feels like a homecoming when they're in town. Anyone that can handle an onslaught of meditative crescendos upon his or her eardrums and retinas (add one or more senses depending on what you're on) should be at this show. This performance follows their fourth album, Another Language, and precedes a West Coast-ish tour. Start times are fuzzy, but the saturation of pot smoke around the building will be the most accurate indicator for when the show is about to kick off. Anita Riot

Thundercat With -topic, Roger Sellers, 8 p.m., Friday, January 23, at Three Links, 2704 Elm Street,, $3 with RSVP Multi-genre bassist/songwriter/vocalist Stephen Bruner, better known by the moniker Thundercat, has cultivated a new type of music versatility in the underground music sector. His 2013 full-length Apocalypse, featuring executive producer Flying Lotus, is a mixed canvas of genre-blending sounds that includes jazz, pop, funk, electronic and rock that challenges the "seen it all, done it all" stasis of contemporary music. Noted for acclaimed collaborative work with Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt and West Coast punk band Suicidal Tendencies, Thundercat knows how to translate complex music into emotionally engaging messages. He will be joined by indomitable Dallas rapper -topic and multi-instrumentalist Roger Sellers as part of the Red Bull Sound Select series, its first installment of 2015. Morganne Cameron

Savage and The Big Beat With Heavy Lifting, Apache Blue, Willow James, The Old Familiar, 7:30 p.m., Friday January 23, at The Prophet Bar, 2548 Elm St., $10-$12 Savage and the Big Beat started with a musical tribute strung together by Max Brown and Ryan Cortez. The tribute? What was that about? Oh nothing other than the Michael Crichton novel and Steven Spielburg film, Jurassic Park After that fizzled out, Max and Ryan started up an indie rock band with Kyle Irion and since Savage and the Big Beat has been a staple in Denton for ever since. Though they added in a new Big Beat, Rolf Nelson, last year, the band is as great and important to the city's scene as its ever been. H. Drew Blackburn

The Snarky Puppy Side Projects With Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Ghost-Note, Mark Lettieri Trio, 8 p.m., Saturday January 24, at The Prophet Bar, 2548 Elm St., $12-$15 Snarky Puppy gets to add the adjective "Grammy Award Winning" in front of their name now. Last year, they won "Best R&B Performance" at the award show (even though they lean more towards jazz than R&B)." This year, they'll release their first major label record through Universal Music Group's jazz subsidiary, Impulse! Records. However, this event here is a little bit of a break and showcases the members' solo stuff. Check out the crew's side projects. Ahem, sorry, Grammy Award winning group. HDB

The Dangits With Pink Smoke, Not Half Bad, 9 p.m., Saturday January 24, at Rubber Gloves, 411 East Sycamore Street, Denton, 940-387-7781, $5-$7 This punk band formed at a Fuzzy's Taco shop over fish tacos and beers in Ft. Worth. A few of the members, Mike Noyes and Branden Smith, had been apart of the Dallas music scene for some time. The band's first audaciously titled release, Greatest Hits Vol. I came out in 2010 which led to a Best New Artist award from the Fort Worth Weekly in 2010. HDB