Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

The 9 Best Concerts of the Week: Breakaway Music Festival, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Bermuda Triangle and More

Latinos Unidos was canceled at the Bomb Factory, but we've still got some great shows lined up this week. Catch plenty of up-and-coming singer-songwriters, let lose with some heavy metal, or check out plenty of hip-hop and EDM acts at this year's Breakaway Music Festival.

Lindi Ortega
8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, Club Dada, 2720 Elm St., 214-742-3400, dadadallas.com, $12

Lindi Ortega makes country music for people who don’t typically like country music. Her rockabilly-infused style keeps her a few steps away from today’s commercial country pop rock but not too far from her Nashville base. The Canadian singer-songwriter released Liberty last week. Diamond Victoria

The Movement
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, 10261 Technology Blvd. E., gasmonkeybarngrill.com, $12

Reggae quartet The Movement adds a little spice to the genre. Infusing elements of hip-hop and rock, the Philadelphia-based band got its start a little over a decade ago and has since released six full-length albums. Its eclectic sound has landed it opening spots for acts ranging from Blues Traveler to Ludacris. DV

Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark
With Ggoolldd, 7:30 p.m. April 5, House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., 214-978-2583, houseofblues.com, $25

Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark is going strong with its electro-pop. Principal members Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys and Martin Cooper, who had many hits in the 1980s and reunited in 2005, keep the flame going. They're promoting last year's The Punishment of Luxury, but their classics, "If You Leave," "Electricity," "Dreaming" and "Enola Gay," are what bring people in. This is dance music that makes you feel good to sing along. Eric Grubbs

Denton Folk Festival
Noon Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, The Parker House, 8550 W. University Dr., Denton, 469-556-3475, $10-$25

The second annual Denton Folk Festival features all your favorite finger-pickin’, whisky-slingin’, toe-tappin’ folk acts from Little D. The two-day fest features over 15 musicians, including singer-songwriter Claire Morales and “folk noir” outfit Whiskey Folk Ramblers. Day two of the festival begins with a children’s show and open mic contest. Kids get in free, and parents enjoy a reduced fee. DV

8 p.m., Friday, April 6, Trees, 2709 Elm St., 214-741-1122, treesdallas.com, $12

Topic is back in Deep Ellum this week for a highly anticipated show with some local favorites. The rapper and producer moved to Oakland about a year ago but returned to Dallas last month to work on his upcoming album. He's shared stages with the likes of Erykah Badu, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), Danny Brown and others, and recently had his work featured at Sundance Film Festival. DV

Bermuda Triangle
With Brittany Howard, 8 p.m. April 6, Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., 214-272-8346, thekessler.org, $20

Bermuda Triangle is a newly formed super trio consisting of three distinct female voices in the Americana genre. Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes is likely the best known of the three; her powerhouse vocals have dazzled over the course of the band's two stellar albums of work. Although they're a little less familiar to a wide-ranging audience, the other two members, Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser, are right up with there with Howard in terms of musicianship and songwriting. Both artists have rootsy and melodic releases that ooze Laurel Canyon vibes while demanding repeat listens. Together, the trio creates music that can soundtrack both a late night at the local bar or a night of solitude spent comfortably on the front porch. The warm confines of the Kessler also present the perfect opportunity to bask in the warmth and glow of what should be a memorable evening of music. Jeff Strowe

Breakaway Music Festival
4 p.m. April 7, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, eventbrite.com, $40

While the name of name of this festival may suggest a relaxing reprieve, it may as well be called the Breakout Music Festival for the sheer number of up-and-coming acts on the bill. David Burd, better known as Lil Dicky, will headline the festival as it makes its first stop of its season in one of DFW’s newest venues. The 30-year-old rapper struck big with “Freaky Friday” his first release since his 2015 debut album, Professional Rapper. Rich the Kid, who released his debut album, The World is Yours, last week, is also slated for the festival. Joining the bill is electropop prodigy Whethan, who hit the map with a fire remix of Missingno’s “XE3” when he was only 15. YFN Lucci, yet another act with a freshly dropped album, Ray Ray from Summerhill, will round out the show, which will showcase the cutting edge of modern hip-hop and EDM. Nicholas Bostick

8 p.m., Saturday, April 7, Trees, 2709 Elm St., 214-741-1122, treesdallas.com, $10

Dallas band Adakain is a hard-hitting metal act that throws a hell of a live show. It's one of  97.1 FM The Eagle's best bands to look out for, and Adakain's unique brand of metal promotes a positive message to its fans to have fun and do what you love. DV

Jake Bugg
8 p.m., Sunday, April 8, Kessler Theatre, 1230 W. Davis St., 214-272-8346, $25

Nottingham native Jake Bugg released his latest album, Hearts That Strain, with producer Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). The young singer-songwriter cites Oasis, Donovan and The Beatles as a few influencers of his music after making his hobby a profession in 2011. DV

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