We don't need to wait for Spillover for Dallas music to heat up, but it will be better than ever
We don't need to wait for Spillover for Dallas music to heat up, but it will be better than ever
Mike Brooks

30 Reasons to Be Excited for Dallas Music in 2015

Welcome to 2015, and a solid three or four months of having to correct yourself every time you accident write "2014." (Good thing no ever writes anything by hand anymore, am I right?) It's the first full week of January, and we here at DC9 at Night are ready to stop with all the nostalgia for the year past; our sights are fully set on the year ahead and all the wonderful things that the local music scene has to offer for us. If Dallas music has been on the rise in recents years, then it only looks set to keep moving up in 2015. Here are 30 reasons that we're especially excited for the next 12 months in local music.

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1. The return of the Bomb Factory

2. And the similar return of 35 Denton

3. Parade of Flesh's always badass Spillover, featuring Liars and an upgraded Under the Bridge stage

4. The string of Dallas shows following SXSW

5. The ACM awards coming to AT&T Stadium and bringing all the biggest country stars to town

6. Brain Gang member Bobby Sessions working with -topic on solo project The Law of Attraction

7. And fellow Brain Gang alum, Love JT, working with Dr. Dre in Los Angeles and sitting courtside at Lakers games, unamused

8. A recently re-energized Tony Williams means the young R&B and soul community now has its long awaited shepherd

9. Watching where the experimental and noise scenes go, with the help of events like the Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions at Crown & Harp

10. -topic continuing to curate a unique and eclectic community of creatives under his Something Proper branding

11. Artists like Kaytranda, Sango and Dpat expanding the popularity of beats culture in Dallas

12. 16Bars.XXX throwing an even more successful array of parties and showcases

13. Dark Rooms' new album 

14. Watching Transmission Events get into full swing with their local booking

15. Gitmo Records and everything about the local hip hop scene

We're excited for more Josey, even if our bank accounts aren't
We're excited for more Josey, even if our bank accounts aren't
Kathy Tran

16. Hopefully getting to see Courtney Love and Lana Del Rey sing together, during allergy season no less

17. Art Pena getting even more ambitious with his roving Vice Palace shows

18. Josey Records hitting its stride, including hosting more in-store events

19. Red Bull Sound Select hosting another year $3 shows, kicking off this month with Thundercat

20. More old-school hip hop goodness from BOOM 94.5 FM

21. Continuing the trend of solid synth acts with bands like Blackstone Rangers, iill and Hexcult

22. City Tavern, easily one of the most intimate venues, offering more of the best free shows in Dallas 

23. Enjoying more great local craft beers at music festivals during festival season

24. Leon Bridges taking over the world

25. Whatever wild ideas the promotions crew at the Granada Theater thinks up next

26. Getting new Lucky 13 tattoos at the Elm Street Music and Tattoo Festival

27. Whatever Pageantry does next

28. Record Store Day at Good Records

29. The madness that the Gas Monkey guys cook up out on Loop 12

30. Seeing Deep Ellum continue to (re)grow, providing a hub for food, bars, and concerts in the coolest part of town. Now if we can just find a place to park...


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