Ten Of This Week's Most Notable Show Announcements

Gillian Welch
Saturday, June 9, at Majestic Theater

Without hearing a note, you can expect Welch's music to be have weight. Maybe it has to do with her story of being the daughter of a touring musician and being given up for adoption. Or, maybe it's because her earlier albums were given the T Bone Burnett treatment.

Dallas fans will get a chance to see Welch at Majestic Theater -- a choice venue -- on Saturday, June 9. Tickets will be on sale at Ticketmaster for $37.05 on Friday at 10 a.m.

The Head & The Heart
Thursday, June 7, at Granada Theater

You might remember The Head & The Heart as the band that played with Grouplove in Dallas one week ago. They'll be back on June 7, at the Granada Theater, in all their emotive indie-folk glory. Tickets are on sale at the Granada's ticket website for $24.

Dallas Arboretum Spring/Summer Concerts
All summer long, at Dallas Arboretum

Out of the 27 acts set to play at the Dallas Arboretum this Spring and Summer, 23 are cover bands. One is a military band. Another, a big band. And two -- Asleep At The Wheel and Max Stalling -- are country acts. Dare to read the entire line-up at the Arboretum's website.

Jimmy Buffett Tailgating Party
April 18-20, at Gexa Energy Pavilion

Jimmy Buffett is having a tailgating party -- or "Sharking Lot Party," as he likes to call it -- to his show at Gexa Energy Pavilion. The three day event -- or "bender," as I like to call it -- will run from tonight through Friday.

Penguin Prison, Class Actress, Datahowler
Monday, May 28, at Dada

All Google searches lead to a music video for Occupy Wall Street by way of Bruce Hornsby protest song "Don't Fuck With My Money." It's a fun jam that suggests the 99% really likes the soundtrack to Pretty Woman.

George Porter Jr.
Sunday, June 10, at Granada Theater

George Porter Jr. is known for his work in pioneering funk band The Meters. He's very proud of his funk heritage, using the word "funk" in the title of about half of his 10 releases. Last year he tastefully settled for Can't Beat The Funk.

Wednesday, June 20, at Palladium Ballroom

I feel like Afrojack should offer daily deals for local restaurants, retail shops and services. But, really he's a Dutch DJ who has worked with Pitbull.

Jack's Throwback
Saturday, June 30, at Gexa Energy Pavilion

Speaking of cover bands, 100.3 Jack FM is hosting a throwback concert, and instead of booking throwback bands, they've booked a bunch of tribute acts. My favorite? Sheagles.

Fat By The Gallon, Break The Cycle, Samuel Caldwell's Revenge
Thursday, July 5, at The Prophet Bar (Big Room)

Possibly the worst band name ever.

311, Slightly Stoopid
Thursday, July 12, at Gexa Energy Pavilion

Not sure how 311 is still touring. They started off as a rap-rock act, but have now gone the way of Dave Matthews Band. If you're into that sort of thing, this will be a fantastic show.

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