Index Music Fest w/ Portugal. The Man, Washed Out, Grimes & More
October 5, 6, at Trees, $32
Last week, Spune announced Index Festival at Trees, which puts them back in the festival game again. If you remember their Wall of Sound Festival in the mid-Aughts, this lineup is an update, built around a pre-existing Grimes show, and filled out with names like Portugal. The Man, Heartless Bastards and Washed Out.
Thursday, September 27, at Bryan Street Tavern, $8/$10
Semi-secretive Houston drone act Indian Jewelry will be at Bryan Street Tavern. Check out this fantastic interview with member Tex Kerschen.
Sunday, September 30, at Granada Theater, $30-$69
Bass guitar geeks unite: Wooten's live band consists of two bass players. Judging by the way Wooten plays, that's about six too many.
Sunday, October 4, at House of Blues, $23
Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. will take his fast-spitting Southern drawl to House of Blues this time through Dallas, following up a February show at Trees.
Ray Price, Don Williams
Wednesday, October 11, at Bass Hall, $27.50-$99
I've had Don Williams' "I Wouldn't Want To Live If You Didn't Love Me" on repeat all day. This show, featuring two country music legends, will be stellar.
The Temper Trap, The Neighbourhood
Thursday, October 25, at Ridglea Theater, $22
Australian rock band The Temper Trap will headline the second show announced for the Ridglea Theater after it opens in September, which is a step in the right direction.
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Rachel Farley, Dee Jay Silver
Saturday, October 27, at Gexa Energy Pavilion, $25.50
This will be a huge show for fans of slick country music.
Saturday, October 27, at Palladium Ballroom, $35-$38
It's been a few years since Ghostland Observatory had a new album, but it hasn't stopped the Austin dance act from playing some pretty huge shows in Dallas.
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Minus The Bear, Cursive, Girl In A Coma
Saturday, November 3, at House of Blues, $20
Minus The Bear kind of reminds me of Death Cab For Cutie for slightly younger people. Is that too far off the mark? Interestingly, Cursive will join the show in the support slot, just after San Antonio's Girl In A Coma.
Snow Patrol, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Wednesday, November 7, at Verizon Theatre, $39.50-$69.50
It's unfortunate that Oasis, Noel Gallagher's former act, has been bad much longer than they were good. I still love them, even though I stopped listening after the year 2000. I don't expect much from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, but I might go to this show anyway.
Thursday, November 8, at Sons of Hermann Hall, $13/$15
This is the first local show since Stillwater, Oklahoma act Other Lives opened for Radiohead in March. The band's downright sad music is wrought with beautiful orchestrations and arrangements.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza
Sunday, December 16, at Allen Event Center, $35.51-$107.52
It's the first Christmas show announced this year, so there's that.