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The 14 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, January 23-29

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Sealion Saturday, January 25, at Three Links Dallas punk quartet Sealion have really tapped into something good lately. While they've long proven themselves as a solid band and a high energy live show- something in the band's chemistry shifted just the right way last year when they added new bassist Samantha Villavert. The shows have gotten even more fun, and the fan base seems to be expanding with each one. A headliner billing at Three Links is testament enough to that. VQ

Reggie and the Full Effect Saturday, January 25, at Dada James Dewees is one of the weirder inhabitants of the mid-2000s emo/pop-punk bubble. Around the late 1990s, he was playing keyboards for The Get Up Kids when he decided to record a few solo tracks on a whim. They were louder, campier and synthier than what the band was doing, so Dewees gave the EP away on cassettes at shows as a goof. The project evolved into Reggie and the Full Effect, and the oddball shenanigans continued. Other Dewees alter egos began to pop up on Reggie and The Full Effect albums, like the German doom metal band Common Denominator and British electropop lethario Fluxuation. Under The Tray, RatFE's third album on Vagrant Records, perplexed fans when they opened the CD packaging to find no disc on the spool -- it was literally under the tray. After a long-shelved fifth album and a 2008 farewell tour, RatFE took a long hiatus while Dewees focused on addiction recovery. Last year, a sudden resurgence and subsequent Kickstarter campaign led to studio album No. 6, No Country For Old Musicians. This week, Dewees brings his theatrical, high-octane stage show to Dallas for the first time in years. VQ

Turquoise Jeep Sunday, January 26, at Dada This campy and over the top rap/r&b group puts quite a live show. The ladies can barely contain themselves when Whatchyamacallit, Flynt Flossy, and Yung Humma literally grind the stage down with seductive choreography. Their catchy New Jack Swing inspired hooks laced with cheesy pickup lines have drawn a major cult following in recent years, so expect fans donned in turquoise bandannas and t-shirts. Seriously. VQ

Phil Anselmo and The Illegals Tuesday, January 28, at Trees Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has a solo album and a new band to play it with him. Go watch him yell a lot and make weird faces when the tour stops by Trees early next week. KM

Lucius and You Won't Tuesday, January 28, at Dada Angel-voiced and adorably coiffed dual female vocalists give this indie pop five piece's sweet lulling ballads a very dream-like feel. Their sweet little siren song hits Dada this Tuesday with You Won't. VQ

La Luz and Pure Bathing Culture Tuesday, January 28, at Three Links After watching that music video for La Luz's single "Brainwash", you'll see that we shouldn't have to say anything to justify recommending this show. Look at how babely they are! That drummer smiles when she plays! How can they be so adorable, but also look like they could kick your ass? Find out on Tuesday at Three Links. Go for the babes, stay for their fuzzy surf pop tunes. VQ

Fucked Up Wednesday, January 29, at Dada If there is one man capable of more compelling frontman-ship than Fucked Up's Damian Abraham, it is B L A C K I E's Michael LaCour. Both have a propensity for shirtlessness and deadly seriousness on stage. But while Abraham can carry a large room in his off-stage social gravity, LaCour is surprisingly reserved. It makes his transformation behind a mic, with a dangerous amperage worth of Marshalls behind him, all the more jarring. The Houston musician is probably too abrasive to achieve the level of success enjoyed by the Canadian band he opens for here, but together they'll make as cathartic a noise as you'll hear all year in Dallas. Kiernan Maletsky

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