Certainly not the biggest, but the most notable show coming to town is Heavy Make-Up at The Kessler Theater on Friday night. The group features Edie Brickell, fellow New Bohemian Kenny Withrow and Spin Doctors drummer Aaron Comess. This improvisational band is certain to recall the old days when Brickell was a regular name on marquees all over the city. Seventeen-year-old newcomer Tiger Darrow will open the show, which is sold out, according to The Kessler's Facebook page.
But that's not the only worthwhile show going on this weekend--not even close. Here's a few we've already mentioned this week.
Tonight, The Dresden Dolls bring their wild live show to Granada Theater, with opening act Girl In A Coma, and, over at Lola's Saloon in Fort Worth, Telegraph Canyon and Adrian Hulet will perform. Meanwhile, Kurt Vile & The Violators will be at City Tavern, along with Purling Hiss and True Widow.
On Saturday, Hayes Carll will be at Billy Bob's Texas, and Stars will be at Granada Theater along with opening act Geographer. At The Kessler Theater, The Dropout Boogie Tour passes through town with Black Mountain and The Black Angels, and Social Distortion, Lucero, and Frank Turner will be at House Of Blues.
Oh, and on Sunday, Sarah Jaffe and New Roman Times will be at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton.
More of this weekend's shows after the jump...
Chris Holt, Salim Nourallah
Friday, November 19, at Dan's Silverleaf
This is a sort of rare performance for Salim Nourallah, who has disliked playing in Denton since he went to school there nearly two decades ago. He appears to have turned a corner, though; Salim's played in Denton several times over the last year. Dan's Silverleaf will be a great venue to catch both him and Chris Holt tonight.
Sarah Jaffe, New Roman Times
Friday, November 19, at The Loft
I know we already mentioned her Denton show at the top, but, really, we should take advantage of seeing Jaffe in a venue as small as The Loft while we still can. Remember: She sold out her recent Granada show.
Friday, November 19, at Trees
The Misfits haven't been quite the same since the band broke up and Glenn Danzig left in 1983. Actually, I wouldn't know because I was three at the time, but when the band reformed in 1995, a lot of folks couldn't get over Danzig's absence. However, even more Misfits fans -- enough to pack Trees -- don't mind.
Comrade, Listenlisten, Mimo Morreale
Saturday, November 20, at Double Wide
Comrade plays their slow-building tunes in North Texas about once every three or four months, making tomorrow night's performance a rare, but special one. See, the guys pull out all the stops at their shows -- sometimes having as many as nine musicians on stage at once. This show is made even more special by Houston's ListenListen, and Something In The Wheel's Mimo Morreale.
Saturday, November 20, at Sons Of Hermann Hall
I once heard Sons Of Hermann Hall promoter and All Good Cafe owner Mike Snider refer to the Flatlanders as "The Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Buddha of Texas Rock." So maybe the expectations for this show have been set a little high, but we love the Flatlanders and we think this show is going to be a good one. After all, we named our blog after one of their songs.
Saturday, November 20, at Good Records at 3 p.m.
There are few things more fun than an in-store performance at Good Records. Between the free Lone Star beer on tap and the Good Records Chicken running around, it doesn't even matter if the band is good. But, lucky for everyone who plans to turn up on Saturday, San Fransisco's Geographer, who will be opening for Stars later Saturday night at the Granada, is pretty awesome.
Sunday, November 21, at Granada Theater
Is "Walking In Memphis" anyone else's guilty pleasure?
Pomegranates, U.S. Royalty
Sunday, November 21, at Hailey's Club
The last time Ohio's Pomegranates came through, they impressed nearly every onlooker at Hailey's Club during their 2010 NX35 performance. This time around, they're touring in support of their new record One Of Us -- which is somewhat reminiscent of Modest Mouse's more melodic songs.
Sunday, November 21, at American Airlines Center
David Gilmour and Roger Waters have been out on the road for years, trying their best to replicate the great moments in classic music history. But, hey, everyone I've talked to claims that Roger Waters puts on the show worth seeing.
That's it from us. Please leave any shows we missed in the comments section, and have a great weekend!
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