Good Friday: Sarah Jaffe, Doug Burr, Beaten Sea, Ishi, Fox & The Bird, The Burning Hotels, Minus The Bear, John Lamonica and More!

OK, yes, we've been blowing up Sarah Jaffe this past week, but with good reason. It's all in anticipation of her album, Suburban Nature, which earns it's release on Friday, May 14 at the Son's Of Hermann Hall. She's not the only one we've been blowing up this week,though.

Check out some of this weekend's other shows that we've mentioned earlier this week...

On Friday, The Beaten Sea, Dust Congress and Fox & The Bird folk around at the Doublewide for The Beaten Sea's album release.

On Saturday, The Burning Hotels, Air Review, The Bright Light Social Hour, and The Tellevators bring some new wave to The Boiler Room. At the Granada Theater that same night, Minus The Bear, Everest, and Young The Giant will get all art rocky. And, also that night, Harlem, Flight, and PVC Street Gang will turn the City Tavern into a garage.

On Sunday at House Of Blues, Cherry Poppin' Daddies and The Ruby Revue will relive one of music's worst fads-- swing music.

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

Deadman, Doug Burr
Friday, May 14, at the Kessler Theater
Great country folk artist shares a bill with a great country folk band. Deadman has been around Dallas for a long time, and they consistently put out great records. This show, meanwhile, is serving as Burr's CD release show for his excellent new album, O Ye Devastator.

Eddie Money, Josh Weathers Band
Friday, May 14, at Glass Cactus

Eddie Money will have you singing "Take Me Home Tonight," although it might be hard to wait until the show's over.

John Lamonica
Friday, May 14, at Good Records

The founder of My Spacecoaster, a former member of Polyphonic Spree, and now a solo artist with some beautiful tunes will play at Good Records.

A.Dd+, Ni Taylor, D-Win, Sober
Saturday, May 15 at The Lounge on Elm Street

Solid lineup of local hip-hop artists and DJs take over the Lounge.

Captured! By Robots, Dim Locator
Saturday, May 15 at Doublewide

A guy named JBOT built a bunch of robots to be his backing band. It's actually quite impressive, and not nearly as stupid as it sound..

Saturday, May 15 at Sons of Hermann Hall

It's a big weekend for CD releases. Ishi celebrates the release of its folktronic debut, Through the Trees, at this show. Read all about the band in next week's Observer.

Matthew And The Arrogant Sea, Brave Combo
Saturday, May 15 at Dan's Silverleaf

One of the weirder bills we've seen. Grammy Award winning Polka act, Brave Combo, opening for one of the area's top indie bands? OK, then!

Nico Vega, Red Leaves, Ella Minnow
Saturday, May 15 Sunday, May 16, at Hailey's

Like 'em or hate 'em, Nico Vega puts on a heck of a rock show.

Rick Springfield
Saturday, May 15 at Billy Bob's Texas

Springfield has made the transition from pop star to soap opera star and back. Also, he still pines after Jessie's Girl, duh.

It looks like a good weekend for music. We hope it gets you through until Monday. Got more you wanna hype? Add 'em in the comments.

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