As you're probably already aware, we're embarking on the mother of all weekends. That's right;Edgefest is upon us
. By now,you might have tried your luck at winning one of our ticket giveaways
--after all, what self respecting Limp Bizkit fan wouldn't?
But if trying to listen to Phoenix while acts on the first stage crank the early '90s distortion is a bit too much for your tastes to handle, we've got some other weekend options for you. First, the shows we've already mentioned...
On Friday, check out Dr. Dog's soulful, jangly pop along with Deer Tick at the Loft, or "dubstep" your way north to Trees for Rusko and Dub Assembly. Also tonight, Smile Smile releases a limited edition EP at House of Blues and The Burning Hotels release their new record, Novels, at the Moon in Fort Worth along with Pretty Black Chains, Love at 20, and Mobley.
On Sunday, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will surprisingly not be playing Christmas songs at the newly named Verizon Theatre (formerly Nokia Theatre).
And, if that's not enough for your, after the jump are some other worthwhile concerts to keep you busy for the weekend...
Blue October, Stars Of Track And Field, Hurricane Bells
Friday, April 30, at House Of Blues
Not much introduction needed here. If you've spent much time listening to The Edge over the past few years, then you know who Blue October is. Then again, if you've spent much time listening to the Edge, you're probably pining to go to Edgefest.
Friday, April 30, at Lakewood Bar and Grill
Le Cure is being touted as a pretty amazing Cure tribute act. As much as we shy away from cover bands in Good Friday, if you're a big Cure fan, this one is worth checking out.
Drawn By Jaymz
Friday, April 30, at Bryan Street Tavern
These guys are a relatively new band. There's really not much information about them on the web, except for a MySpace site with some pretty interesting indie jams on the music player.
Boys Named Sue
Saturday, May 1, at Adair's
Is it possible to see a Boys Named Sue show and not leave in a better mood--or at least a pretty solid beer buzz? Of course not, which is why their mix of classic country and originals is guaranteed to lift your spirits.
RTB2, The Fox & The Bird, Jacob Metcalf
Saturday, May 1, at the Kessler Theater
This is a pretty solid triple bill. Of course, RTB2 will bring the rock.Also, something tells me that there will be a parade of musicians sitting in with the opening two bands. That seems to be the new trend with The Dallas Family Band...
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Saturday, May 1, at The Loft
This is probably the most interesting concert this weekend, seeing as Mono is billed as a classical, experimental rock band from Japan. Surprisingly, they don't sound at all like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but more like Explosions In The Sky backed by an orchestra.
Dosh, White Hinterland, The Tallest Man On Earth, Nurses
Saturday, May 1 ,at Hailey's
Dosh has a very cool take on Electro/Folk music. The Minneapolis' duo's are on the road in support of their fifth record, Tommy. Sweden's, The Tallest Man On Earth opens the show in support of his critically acclaimed record, The Wild Hunt.
Hello Lover, Black Gasoline
Sunday, May 2, at Double Wide
Hello Lover is a balls-to-the-wall, slow-grooving punk band influenced by The Jesus And Mary Chain and The Sex Pistols.
...and that's pretty much all of it, folks. Leave a comment if I missed anything.