Saturday, June 9, at The Cotton Bowl
There's something for everyone at H2O Music Festival. For those of us on this side of 30, Weezer has is somewhat familiar. (Remember when Pinkerton occupied our stereo for an entire summer?) They'll be joined by Snoop Dogg, Ozomatli, Yelawolf, Juanes and many more.
Gillian Welch's 2011 record, The Harrow and The Harvest -- her first proper release in eight years -- has been met with wide critical and commercial acclaim. She's one of the most genuine voices in country music today, and a chance to see her at the pristine Majestic Theatre doesn't come very often.
Thursday, June 7, at The Levitt Pavilion
The city of Arlington is in the midst of re-branding itself. As such, they've got a controversial new logo
, and they're putting on a summer-long series of concerts at Levitt Pavilion. Most of the acts are local or regional and family-friendly. Tonight's show with local Britpop/folk outfit Air Review is no exception. Also, all of these shows are free.
Thursday, June 7, at Dada
Despite the name, this Portland duo is not yacht rock. Disappointing, I know. However, their use of electronics, along with their Talking Heads pop leanings, make for a good time.
Thursday, June 7, at the Common Table
This show is free and there will be good beer.
Friday, June 8, at Granada Theater
I've heard more than a few people compare The Flatlanders to all-time great songwriters like Bob Dylan and Neil Young. I even heard one guy refer to Jimmy Dale Gilmore as a Texas Buddha.
Friday, June 8, at AllGood Cafe
Audra wrote a very generous piece about this show here
Walk the Moon
Friday, June 8, at The Prophet Bar
Tomorrow night's show at The Prophet Bar (big room) features Ohio art-rock band Walk the Moon. They seem to have a lot of advertising placement, and have made it onto lists curated by Esquire and Nylon.
What Made Milwaukee Famous
Friday, June 8, at Trees
It's been a while since What Made Milwaukee Famous came to town. The beloved Austin band hasn't released and album since 2008, but now they're on the cusp of releasing You Can't Fall Off the Floor, the band's third studio album.
Friday, June 8, at Bass Performance Hall
Dennis Miller was funniest when he was the subject of a Conan O'brien lip-over.
Saturday, June 9, at Granada Theater
Old school Dallas country-pop act Jackopierce reunites every so often to play a sold-out show here in town. I never really listened to the duo, but a lot of people swear by them.
Nervous Curtains, Pinkish Black, Eyes, Wings & Many Other Things
Saturday, June 9, at Bryan Street Tavern
Now that the Bryan Street Tavern has changed ownership, the shows seem to be more sparsely booked. Thankfully, there are still performances by locals like these, all of which have been pushing the boundaries of our region's music. Get there early for Eyes, Wings & Many Other Things, an explosive instrumental act worth seeing.
Latin Energy Festival
Sunday, June 10, at Fair Park Exposition Plaza
This festival, brought to you by KNON 89.3-FM, celebrates Latin music and art at Fair Park Exposition Plaza. Advanced tickets are $15, well worth the price of seeing Dorrough, MC Magic, Snow Tha Product and many more. Starts at noon.