Good Friday: Rhymefest, True Widow, Telegraph Canyon, Women, Manchild, The Vaselines, Brave Combo, Electric Six, Black and White Years, Suuns, Land Of Talk, Jim Suhler, Azure Ray, Recoil, These United States & More!

This is not nearly as packed a weekend as last weekend was--and good thing, too. We're still catching up on sleep from running around all last weekend, both in Austin for ACL and here in Dallas for all the spillover. But, though less busy than last weekend, there are still some worthwhile shows going on around town. Below are the shows we've already mentioned.

On Friday, Telegraph Canyon will be at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, Women, Manchild and Nervous Curtains will be at The Nightmare, Asylum Street Spankers play their last ever Dallas show at Sons of Hermann Hall, seminal punk rockers the UK Subs perform at Trees, and The Vaselines will be at The Loft along with Jeffrey Lewis.

On Saturday, All Good Cafe will have Brave Combo, The Boiler Room in Denton will have the long-awaited Electric Six show with openers The Constellations, and The Black and White Years, and Suuns and Land of Talk will be at The Nightmare.

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

Shapes Stars Make, King of the Rabbit Trail
Friday, October 15, at The Cavern

This Dallas trio has followed closely in the footsteps of Explosions In The Sky's, but their volume hearkens back to Lift To Experience in their heyday. This show will be loud.

Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat
Friday, October 15, at the Pearl

Dallas blues-rock legend Jim Suhler will return to the Pearl after nearly a decade of performing with George Thorogood. But longtime fans around here think that Suhler backed by his longtime band Monkey Beat is pretty bad to the bone.

True Widow, White Mountain, Sir Name
Friday, October 15, at the Double Wide
New Kemado records signees True Widow plays the Double Wide tonight, presumably, with new music to debut, and joined by heavy newcomers White Mountain and promising sleaze garage rockers Sir Name and the Janes.

Azure Ray, Tom Fite
Saturday, October 16, at The Loft

The two girls in Athens, Georgia, dream-pop duo Azure Ray have reunited after being broken up for five years. During their haitus, they immersed themselves in the Omaha Nebraska folk scene, but have decided to give it another shot. Now they're on tour in support of their new record Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Rhymefest, Dem Southernfolkz, Strange Fruit Project
Saturday, October 16, at The Boiler Room (Dallas)
A hell of a coup for the Boiler Room on Saturday night, which, till this point, has mostly seen small DJs and unknown acts gracing its recently opened stage in the building where Deep Ellum's Daddy Jacks once stood. Rhymefest is a Grammy winner, thanks to co-writing Kanye West's "Jesus Walks," and though he alone merits stopping by this show, he's not the only one with a Kanye connection. Opening act Strange Fruit Project features Symbolyc One, producer of West's most recent hit, "Power." Add DC9 favorite Dem Southernfolkz and their conscious hip-hop to this bill and it's looking like quite the winner.

Dan Dyer, Tiger Darrow
Saturday, October 16, The Kessler Theater

Dan Dyer's probably not going to win any awards, except of course, the Ray LaMontagne sound-alike contest. The real story here is 17-year-old folk singer-songwriter Tiger Darrow, who, along with being thought of as a musical prodigy, sits pretty high up on director Robert Rodriguez' call list.  

Recoil featuring Alan Wilder
Saturday, October 16, at Trees

Wow, Alan Wilder is as old as my mom and dad, but he still wears really cool sunglasses. This is confusing. Even moreso when you factor in that he's playing Trees with his Depeche Mode industrial side project Recoil.

These United States, Thrift Store Cowboys
Sunday, October 17, at Hailey's Club

Spune is happy to present Kentucky's These United States at Hailey's on Sunday. The upbeat Americana act should be a good way to end the weekend.

That's it from us. Have a great weekend, and we'll see you back here on Monday!

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