Good Friday: Wu-Tang Clan, The O's, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Dead Twins, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, James McMurtry, Stoney LaRue, Boys Named Sue & More!

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The biggest concert this weekend is undoubtedly the already sold-out Wu-Tang Clan show at Granada Theater tonight.

With the obvious exception for Old Dirty Bastard, every member of the Wu will be at the performance except for RZA. But even without the drum machine genius, this is one of the most anticipated performances of the year.

Don't have tickets to this show? That's OK: We've got plenty of other shows happening this weekend. And we've already mentioned a few this week...

Tonight, Sean Russell and The O's perform at Lola's Saloon in Fort Worth, and New Riders of the Purple Sage will be at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton.

On Saturday, The Dead Twins will be at La Grange in Deep Ellum, and Whiskey Folk Ramblers will be over at Lola's Saloon along with Denton's Spooky Folk. Also in Fort Worth, James McMurtry will be at The Aardvark.

Hit the jump for more of this weekend's shows.

King Bucks, Stone River Boys
Friday, December 10, at All Good Cafe

For the entire month of December, AllGood Cafe owner Mike Snider plans to host his favorite acts of the year on the AllGood Cafe stage. On a recent lunch break spent at AllGood, Snider came over to the table and talked to us about his love for Austin's Stone River Boys. As for The King Bucks, judging by their past bookings at AllGood, they might be Snider's all-time favorite band.

Stoney LaRue
Friday, December 10, at Billy Bob's Texas

One of the stars of the Texas Country scene, Stoney LaRue is sure to pack Billy Bob's tonight with his Red Dirt Country sound. If you've ever heard his live album Live at Billy Bob's Texas, well, tonight will probably sound a lot like that.

Sleeperstar, David Cote, North Of Autumn
Friday, December 10, at Trees

Is Train one of your guilty pleasures? Keep that in the closet and go see Sleeperstar instead -- it's damn near the same thing.

The Black & Blues, Pale Horse, THe BAcksliders
Saturday, December 11,
Friday, December 10, at Green Elephant
Local blogger The Ghost of Blind Lemon has carefully curated this show, where he'll bring what he calls "The three best live acts in Dallas under one roof." Not sure if we would be so bold as to make that claim, but we can say that this will be a show worth seeing, especially since it's THe BAcksliders final performance until March 2011.

Rahim Quazi, Trey Johnson
Saturday, December 11, at La Grange

As a part of La Grange's brunch series, Rahim Quazi's whimsical pop will be the perfect accompaniment to your Bloody Mary. Former Sorta front man Trey Johnson's more of a huevos rancheros kind of a guy.

Dead Week Print Show
Saturday, December 11, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

We're guessing it's called "Dead Week Print Show" because UNT students are heading home for the holiday break, but that's still no excuse to miss this really solid lineup at Rubber Gloves. Art by P.A.N.T.S. will be displayed, Peopleodian, Dear Human, and Pinkish Black will perform, while Pan Ector provides live screen printing.

Boys Named Sue
Sunday, December 12, at Vickery Park

It's that time of year where local bands line up performances that benefit their favorite charities, and the Boys Named Sue are doing an unprecedented three benefits starting with Sunday's Toys For Tots show at this Henderson Avenue hotspot. To get in, just bring an unwrapped toy. According to The Sues' Facebook page, "You'll be ready to spend a few days with the fam after this shit!" 

Chill Sunday
Sunday, December 12, at House Of Blues Foundation Room

The motto on the Chill Sunday Facebook page says "Eat Drink be be Loungey." Never thought of the House Of Blues as much of an ultra-lounge, but that's what it will be on Sunday, looks like. DJs Daishiki Jones and Israel Marcano will provide the music; all you have to do is show up and lounge around.

That's it from us. Post anything we missed in the comments section, and have a great weekend!

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