This weekend sees a pretty stacked list of local shows and touring shows alike, but the biggest of all is probably the extravaganza happening in Frisco on Saturday.
As we mentioned yesterday, Kiss, Daughtry, Pat Green, The Academy Is..., and Dallas' own Drowning Pool will be at Pizza Hut Park confusing audiences with the strangest mix of bands that we've seen on a single bill in a while.
And, of course, we can't mention a list of the big shows coming to town without mentioning The Pixies, who will be performing at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie on Sunday night.
But if you're not up for making the drive to Frisco or Grand Prairie, there are plenty of big shows in town this weekend that we've been talking about all week.
On Friday, Sweden's Dungen will bring its psyched out jams to The Loft along with No Joy, and, at City Tavern, STEW will mix it up with Dem Southernfolkz. Harlem, meanwhle, will be at the Nightmare along with Tiger Thrust, Sir Name, and The Jane, and the hilarious Euro hip-hoppers in Lazer will be celebrating the release of their new record Twatobahn at Curtain Club. And The Tallest Man On Earth will be at the House of Blues' Cambridge Room.
Saturday's less busy, but equally enticing: Doug Burr will play alongside DC9 favorite Calhoun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Rusko will bring his game-changing style of dubstep to Lizard Lounge.
And, on Sunday, True Widow will open for Sleepy Sun at The Loft.
More of this weekend's shows after the jump...
Grassfight, The Spiral Sound
Friday, September 17, at The Cavern
Denton indie rock act Grassfight makes the drive south to play at the Cavern. Their gritty lo-fi pop will make for a fitting bill at The Cavern.
Friday, September 17, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
Isaac Hoskins and his band The Heelers have a great freewheelin' alt-country sound. It's never polished and never slick, like some local acts of the same genre. It's just really good drinking music. Good songwriting, too.
RTB2, Nervous Curtains, Daniel Folmer
Friday, September 17, at The Kessler Theater
The Kessler is a great place for this bill. The heavy blues riffs of RTB2 and the piano-driven pop of Nervous Curtains definitely makes for the best show in Oak Cliff this weekend.
Derek Webb, Kevin Max, The Reliques, Phillip Creamer
Friday, September 17, at The Prophet Bar (Big Room)
The outspoken and genuine singer-songwriter of Caedmon's Call headlines a show with pretentious ex-singer of christian rap group, DC Talk. I'm sure at least half of my freshman year dorm at Dallas Baptist University will be here.
Cas Haley, Josh Heinrichs, Don Chani
Saturday, September 18, at Granada Theater
The America's Got Talent star is fresh off the release of his reggae-lite album Connection. His show at Granada will be a great opportunity to hear him belt out songs about being on the beach and what not--if that's what you're into.
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Shonen Knife, Lovie, Romp Almighty
Saturday, September 18, at The Loft
Japanese all-girl punk trio Shonen Knife will bring their Ramones influenced pop to The Loft along with Dallas all-girl quartet Lovie.
Baruch The Scribe, Little Teeth, Dust Congress
Sunday, September 19, at Dan's Silverleaf
This should be a pretty mellow show from San Fransisco experimental folkers, who will be sandwiched in between two of Denton's best.
Brunch with Grant Jones
Sunday, September 19, at La Grange
The folks over at La Grange had the great idea to incorporate live music into their weekend brunch schedule, and Grant Jones is the perfect accompaniment to huevos rancheros and a bloody mary.
...and that pretty much does it. Got more shows of note that we missed? Add 'em in the comments.