Hey guys, guess what. Scientists recently decided that the world could instantly turn into a solid state at any moment, so before that happens, go catch these 10 must-see concerts in DFW. Scroll down to make your bucket list, then find the link to this terrifying NPR article on page two.
The Postal Service Monday, June 3, at Verizon Theater, $37-$40 It's been 10 long years since The Postal Service released Give Up. You know what didn't exist when the album came out in February of 2003? MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr ... hell, even most music blogs. Still, the music has remained ingrained in popular culture. It has shown up in commercials, TV shows and Garden State. Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello's tribute to breakups, bleeps and bloops have provided the soundtrack to many a hipster romance's birth, breakup, make-up and dissolution. When the band takes the stage in Grand Prairie, the crowd will be made up of fans in their late 20s and early 30s relishing the chance to catch the act that soundtracked their growth from teenager to adulth. Expect the cheers to be loud, the eyes to be wet and the shirts and the merch to sell out quickly. -- Jaime-Paul Falcon
If the worlddoes
end abruptly soon, we'll take this show as a soundtrack. Bring earplugs.--Kiernan Maletsky
Lucky Date, Raydar & Shaolin, DayGo, Jet Leeroy, Brandon Q Friday, May 31, at Lizard Lounge, $15 Can you imagine having a solo exhibit based on a how-to-curate video on YouTube? Lucky Date, aka Jordan Atkins-Loria, got just that when his "How-To DJ" instructional videos generated nearly six million views and more than 15,000 subscribers in 2010. Atkins-Loria was also remixing "Dub Disco" for Spencer & Hill and working as a synth engineer creating preset sounds for David Guetta and others at the time. Now he comes into town headlining a night of electro, house and dubstep. His remixes of Datsik + Bare's "King Kong," Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" and "Cudi The Kid" (the all-star collaboration of Steve Aoki, Travis Barker and Kid Cudi) burned up the blogs last year. The DJ will be joined by Lizard Lounge mainstays Radar and Shalolin, along with DayGo, Jet Leeroy and Brandon Q. -- Lee Escobedo
MacBroadz, Teezy, Kid Wonder, THRDLBL, Kye Alexander, Mike Bee, Sir3 Friday, May 31, at Andy's Basement Bar & Grill, $10 MacBroadz is a Dallas-based rap collective, record label, production company and merchandising outlet for emcees D.Smiley, Rick Blaine, P.A.T., D. Roy, CLV and DJ SofaKing. You might have caught Rick Blaine on a feature if you've ever had the pleasure of seeing Tunk live. Blaine's solo material will not disappoint, and the same goes for the rest of the MacBroadz crew. Out-of-towners on the bill include San Antonio's THRDLBL and Austin's Kye Alexander. The former serves a laid-back yet complex flow that'll get your head bobbing. The latter offers a Bone Thugs-influenced smoking soundtrack. MacBroadz shows at Andy's have been popping up more and more, which is refreshing for a venue that usually focuses on indie rock and metal. If you're looking for an entertaining local rap show outside the usual Dallas circuit, this will be well worth the drive up Interstate 35. -- Vanessa Quilantan
KXT's Summer Cut Saturday, June 1, at Gexagy Pavilion, $25 Since KKXT-FM 91.7's launch in 2009, it has been one of the only go-to radio stations for the decades-old "adult album alternative" format that is missing from so many stations today. That basically means they play what the hell they want. For the second year of its Summer Cut concert, the station has successfully reeled in a selection of artists diverse enough to showcase the station's eclectic tastes. This year's selections include everything from Salim Nourallah-produced indie electro band Fate Lions to bluegrassy Americana group The Avett Brothers, who are headlining, and everything in between: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Matt & Kim, Dawes, Hayes Carll, Milo Greene, RTB2, Oil Boom, The Orbans and The Roomsounds. -- Rachel Watts
Peter Tork Saturday, June 1, at Granada Theater, $30-$50 Before being a part of the first machine-made boy band, The Monkees, Peter Tork was a beatnik musician in Greenwich Village, playing melodic folk rock with Stephen Stills. That's pretty similar to what he's playing now, 45 years after the Monkees disbanded. Check out the most musically gifted member of the famous clean-cut product, actually playing an instrument, this weekend at the big theater on Greenville Avenue. -- Lee EscobedoBaptist Generals Saturday, June 1, at Dan's Silverleaf, $10
This is it: The show ten years in the making for Denton heroes The Baptist Generals, whose excellent newJackleg Devotional to the Heart
just came out on Sup Pop. Catch 'em before they head out with The Mountain Goats, where the rest of the country gets to find out what we already know about the striking new effort.(KM)
Singapore Slingers Saturday, June 1, at The Kessler Theater, $17.50-$27.50 At age 8, Matt Tolentino, a kid in East Dallas, became enchanted by the great Adrian Rollini, an early 20th century jazz instrumentalist best known for his bass sax in the speakeasy era just before the advent of big band swing music. Lucky for Dallas, Tolentino never came out from under Rollini's magic spell. Now in his mid-20s, Tolentino is proprietor of the city's coolest, quirkiest, retro jazz group, the Singapore Slingers, a full 18-piece orchestra with five strings, four reeds, three brass, five rhythm players and, of course, tah dah! ... Tolentino on the bass saxophone. -- Rachel Watts
Fleetwood Mac Tuesday, June 4, at American Airlines Center, $49.50-$149.50 For more than 50 years, Fleetwood Mac have been making music that resonates with passion, beauty and love for each other, for their fans and for life. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie are bringing their magical story to Dallas. Listening to such hits as "Rumors," "Go Your Own Way" and "Don't Stop" being sung by the angels who originally recorded them would be well worth any ticket price. But Fleetwood Mac isn't just a nostalgia act: They recently released their new album Extended Play, which includes three new tracks: "Sad Angel," "Takes Time" and "Miss Fantasy." Once you factor in the generational appeal of their music and Stevie Nicks, one of the best songwriters of her generation ("Gold Dust Woman," "Edge of Seventeen" and "Rihannon"), it'll be a night of musical history in the making. -- Christian McPhate
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Madame Mims Wednesday, June 5, at Bryan Street Tavern, Free Expect to hear old school favorites spun every Wednesday at Bryan Street Tavern in a new residency by the Jack-of-all-trades musician Miranda Mims. Better known by her stage name, "Madame Mims," she has her hand in every musical style in DFW, it seems, from doing a music video with funk master George Clinton and pursuing a solo career as a singer-songwriter, to spinning fun jams at your local watering hole. -- Rachel Watts
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