Is Coldplay the biggest band in the world? That's what they were always shooting for. Their latest album, Mylo Xyloto, has only continued their ascent. Its syrupy melodies and sincere lyrics pull in fans by the truckload and make them an easy target for critics.
Thursday, June 21, at Granada Theater
This, as we've mentioned already
, is the headlining act in the DC9 at Night Crawl, which starts at Single Wide for DJ Heavy Sigh. Next, the party moves to the Granada and then on to Beauty Bar for DJ Sober.
Thursday, June 21, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
Audra previewed this show here
by mentioning that one of the band's songs is titled "Are Those Fucking Beers Ice Cold Yet?" Clearly written before the advent of blue mountains.
DJ Wanz Dover
Thursday, June 21, at The Foundry
Thursday, June 21, at The Prophet Bar
If you didn't score tickets to either of Coldplay's shows this weekend, then you'll have a chance to catch the opening act tonight. Unfortunately, I'm not talking about Robyn, but British act Wolf Gang, whose synthy pop might out-fun Coldplay.
The Boom Bang, Fungi Girls
Friday, June 22, at Queen City Hall
Oklahoma is cranking out some fantastic punk acts as of late. Broncho will be in town next weekend, but first there's The Boom Bang, who will be supported by soon-to-be Fort Worth act Fungi Girls
Friday, June 22, at Hat Tricks
You're gonna have to ride dirty up to Lewisville to see Chamillionaire. The rapper, whose career peaked in 2007 when "Ridin'" was the only song you could hear anywhere, has been caught up in label trouble since he left Universal Records last year. Still, that shouldn't stop this from being an interesting show in the hip-hop loving city of Lewisville.
Linus Pauling Quartet
Saturday, June 23, at La Grange
Saturday, June 23, at Anthropologie (Fort Worth)
Eisley's Stacy King, whose new project Sucre has been developing some buzz, will be at the Anthropologie in University Park in Fort Worth. The whole band will be in tow, including her husband, Mutemath's Darren King.
Saturday, June 23, at Beamers
The Houston rapper returns, with Dorrough Music and Young Black.
Sunday, June 24, 7th Street Corridor
It's the party in which Fort Worth celebrates themselves. The entire 7th Street corridor will be hopping with concert-goers as nearly 50 Fort Worth acts celebrate their Fort Worth-ness. Oh, and it's free.
Sunday, June 24, at Dada
Audra previewed this show as well, which brings former Texan Jana Hunter to town with her band Lower Dens. Their new album, Nootropics, improves upon 2010's Twin-Hand Movement by adding a little Krautrock influence.