12 of This Weekend's Best Shows, Starring Triple Play, BrewFest, Mission of Burma and More

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Friday, September 14, at Dallas City Performance Hall
Triple Play -- in which KXT, the Observer and the Kessler Theater curate a three-band bill -- was rolled out over a few months this past spring. This very special installment features the Relatives, Pleasant Grove and Seryn, and will take place at the grand opening of the Dallas City Performance Hall. We're even giving tickets away, so chop chop.

Saturday, September 15, in the Arts District
This show is part of the Observer-sponsored BrewFest, during which people will sample a zillion different beers. Cody Canada and Kirby Brown add to the sudsy, hiccup-y fun.

Twin Shadow

Thursday, September 13, at Trees
Check out our interview with buzzband superpower. New Fumes opens. 

Saint Vitus, FTW, Garuda
Thursday, September 13, at Lola's Saloon
Doom metal originators take to Fort Worth.

Asleep At The Wheel
Friday, September 14, at The Kessler Theater
For more than 40 years, Austin's Asleep At The Wheel has been making the same highly respected and refined country music. Check out this intimate performance at The Kessler.

Friday, September 14, at Dan's Silverleaf
The first time I heard "That's When I Reach For My Revolver," it was Moby covering the Mission of Burma song over the speakers of Mesquite's CD Warehouse, where I worked. CD Warehouse is gone, and so is Moby (pretty much), but Mission of Burma is putting out some of their best records yet.

Passion Pit
Friday, September 14, at College Park Center
Dallas fans can breathe easy, as this is one of the Passion Pit shows on this tour that was not canceled. 

Saturday, September 15, at Trees
When Trees first reopened three years ago, the bookings consisted mostly of butt-rock bands mixed in with some bad dance acts. Now, the venue is beginning to return to its former glory, and they're inviting us to celebrate with them.

Jimmy Webb
Saturday, September 15, at The Kessler Theater
Gotta give it up for the guy who wrote "Wichita Lineman."

Pinkish Black, The Angelus, Yells at Eels, Wild In The Streets
Saturday, September 15, at Lola's Saloon
This show is a bit of an art/metal free-for-all. You've got the poster art of Justin Robertson, who painted skulls on torn-out book covers, and then William Bryan Massey III reads something before Pinkish Black's set. Wild In the Streets provides the between-set jams.

September 15, 16, at Joe Pool Lake
Reggae is alive and well in South Arlington, which will see performances from the likes of Maxi Priest, Party Zone and Ras Tumba. Prediction: More than 100 hacky sacks will accidentally end up in bonfires.

Swans, Xiu Xiu
Sunday, September 16, at Trees
Check out this interview with lead Swan Michael Gira.

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