Good Friday: Pleasant Grove, Toadies, B.o.B., RTB2, Queensryche, Ishi, Slobberbone, Spooky Folk, Dark Dark Dark, Trey Songz, Dondria, More...

Dallas has seen many bands come and go.

Some put out records that generated a lot of hype, but ultimately were forgotten. Some released albums that defined our music scene and still stand up today.

Pleasant Grove is an example of the latter, and their crowning achievement is their album, Auscultation Of The Heart. On Saturday night, the band will be performing said album in its entirety at the Kessler Theatre in Oak Cliff.

But if you're not into Pleasant Grove's mellow, alt-country sound, here are some other shows we've already mentioned this week:

On Friday, B.o.B. plays a Slurpee-sponsored battle of the bands at House Of Blues, and, live from the astroturf at Good Records, RTB2, The Red 100's, The Effinays, and Orange Peel Sunshine will perform.

On Saturday, the Toadies will perform at Palladium Ballroom with the help of The House Harkonen and The Burning Hotels. Meanwhile, at the Granada, Slobberbone will be bringing its alt-country tunes down from Denton. And, over at La Grange, The Von EhricsSlick 57 will celebrate their 10 years together as a band, with some help from . Lastly, at the Center, Brad Paisley will do some chicken-picking along with former Hootie and The Blowfish singer Darius Rucker and Justin Moore.

On Sunday, Queensryche will bring their strange cabaret performance to House Of Blues, and, of course, Ricki Derek will have things under control at The Cavern.

More of this weekend's shows after the jump...

Chris Holt, Camille, Grant Jones
Friday, August 6, at All Good Cafe

This bill features three songwriters skilled in the art of, well, songwriting. Chris Holt is known for being a musical chameleon, which he can probably attribute to his old Barley House show, "Stump Chris Holt."

Reckless Kelly
Friday, August 6, at Billy Bob's Texas

Reckless Kelly is all about what you'd expect to see at Billy Bob's Texas: red dirt country. A bit more free-wheelin' and rockin' than, say, Garth Brooks, though.

Ishi, Air Review, Romp Almighty
Saturday, August 7, at The Loft

This is a perfect show for the Dallas indie-dance set--y'know, the ones who can appreciate some good brit-pop, but can also bust a move. I've heard that Ishi and Air Review are going all out for this show.

Spooky Folk, Dark Dark, Dark, Fox & The Bird, Jeremy Buller
Sunday, August 8, at Hailey's Club

Seems like every weekend there's a show featuring someone from the Dallas Family Band and its close affiliates. This Sunday's show has a whole stack of its members on one bill. Should also be a great hometown show for an energetic Spooky Folk, who are neither very spooky nor very folky.

Passion, Pain & Pleasure Tour with Trey Songz, Monica, Dondria
Sunday, August 8, at Verizon Theatre

Do you think anyone will be asked to wave their hands in the air like they just don't care at this concert? What do you "give it up for?" For me, it's alliteration. Oh, and get there early to see Sachse's Dondria open the show.

...and that's it from us. Feel free to add anything we might have missed, and have a great weekend!

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