12 of This Weekend's Top Shows: Tenacious D, Arkansas Bo and More

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Tenacious D
Friday, July 20, at Palladium Ballroom

Lots of frat boys expected to turn out for the D tomorrow night. Lots of mind bullets, too.

Denton is Burning
Thursday, July 19, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

This weekly event, billed as "Denton's only don't ask just tell dance party," is full of sexual innuendo, or as the 10-year-old version of me would have called it, Sexual Nintendo. Some fantastic Texas DJs are slated to spin. Audra wrote about it here.

Eisley, Merriment
Thursday, July 19, at Rockin' Rodeo

This one kind of snuck up on us, seeing as Rockin' Rodeo is just slightly off the beaten path. Not sure how Eisley got booked here, but hopefully the turnout is good.

Ronnie Fauss
Thursday, July 19, at The Common Table

According to Kelly Dearmore's print piece this week, Ronnie Fauss will put a tear in your (craft) beer at The Common Table on Thursday. Free show.

Fungi Girls
Thursday, July 19, at The Where House

Psych rock trio Fungi Girls perform at The Where House in Fort Worth, which they will soon call home when all of their members move up from Cleburne. Fungi Girls are the coolest band to ever come out of Cleburne, TX. Saturday's Where House show is pretty good too: The Rich Hands, Doom Ghost, War Party and Dead Mellotron.

Arkansas Bo
Friday, July 20, at The Prophet Bar

I was listening to Big K.R.I.T. all morning, and when I read Audra's piece comparing Arkansas Bo to K.R.I.T., it got me stoked about this show.

Ladies Stay Crazy Dance Party
Friday, July 20, at Texas Theatre

Texas Theatre's hitting it out of the park with its DJ nights, and this new monthly jam is directed at the ladies. Who love cocktails. And gussying up. And dancing.

Black Dotz, New Fumes, Peopleodian
Saturday, July 21, at Bryan Street Tavern

The Black Dotz bring their incredibly intense punk-soul show to Bryan Street Tavern on Saturday. It's a good time to see the band, as they seem to be playing less and less these days.

Saturday, July 21, at It'll Do Club

Los Angeles production duo Oliver will be at It'll Do Club in East Ellum on Saturday night, spinning what they call nu-disco. Reminds me a lot of Chromeo.

DEOM's Deep Night Dance Party
Saturday, July 21, at theSPACE

These late-night parties at theSPACE have been a different shade every weekend, but Saturday's after-party for the Deep Ellum Open Market is notable for the FREE PANCAKES. Also, the party goes till 3:30 a.m.

Logic, Tayyib Ali
Sunday, July 22, at House of Blues

These two young East Coast rappers drop into HoB to deliver on the hype of their mixtapes, supported by Dallas' Jay Fresh.

The Gritz
Sunday, July 22, at Sandaga 813

If you find yourself looking for a way to chill out on Sunday night, head over to Sandaga 813, where The Gritz will perform neo soul and jazz. It's always a laid back night that begins early, because we're grown-ass people, people.

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