The Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, 1/23-1/25

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Somebody's Darling With The Roomsounds and Natural Anthem 7 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St.,, $16-$32 How could Dallas be Dallas without some top-notch Americana? It's inconceivable, really. Somebody's Darling falls along those lines with their rootsy blues sound. Adult Roommates, the band's latest album, was produced with the help of Matt Pence (drummer for Centro-Matic) and Beau Bedford (formerly of Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights and producer for Larry g(EE)). The culmination is an expert use of lead singer Amber Farris' strong voice and a masterful take on old-time Southern rock 'n' roll. HDB

Mason Jennings With Dana Falconberry, 7 p.m. Sunday, January 25, at The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St.,, $20-$30 Everybody has to grow up sometime, even though it sucks. Minnesota singer-songwriter Mason Jennings' 2011 album, Minnesota, is all about the process of growing up and how love can or cannot survive it. Jennings' music tackles the big stuff like that. His sharp acoustic folk's been around since 1997 and it doesn't look like Jennings is gonna lose steam anytime soon. Check him and Dana Falconberry out at The Kessler to contemplate the meaning of it all. HDB

Winter Jamboree With Seeker, Artifex Piero, In Search of Sight, A Tragedy at Hand, Design of Destiny, Silent Planet, 1 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at Trees, 2709 Elm St., 214-741-1122 or, $15-$20 Jamborees are large celebratory parties that are boisterous in nature. Think of the all-white Puff Daddy party or one of the one billion pathetic attempts Gatsby made at getting his one true love, Daisy, back in his arms. They're also gatherings for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts -- or really, just a big ass party. Trees has a Winter Jamboree on the docket with loud, gnarly music to warm you up from the frigid January weather. Dallas-based heavy metal band Seeker is set to headline along with Louisville, Kentucky post-hardcore band Artifex Piero and Los Angeles metalheads Silent Planet on the bill as well. Local metal is ultimately the cause for celebration in this case, though: In Search of Sight from Arlington, A Tragedy at Hand out of Irving and Dallas's own Design of Destiny are all in the building. It's basically Trees' version of the Dallas Headbangers Ball going on here. HDB

The Suffers 
With the Tontons and Fat Tony, 8 p.m. Sunday, January 25 at Club Dada, 2720 Elm St.,, $10-$13 Y'all best watch out, Dallas. H-Town just sent three of their best bands into town to let you know what's going down on the Third Coast. There's Fat Tony, one of the most exciting names in indie hip-hop who's toured extensively for the past few years and has appeared on pretty much every festival bill in the U.S. There's the indie darlings the Tontons, who have been name-checked in Grantland articles, played Fun Fun Fun Fest and are one single away from taking over the airwaves. And finally there's the night's headliners, the 10-piece neo-soul outfit the Suffers who are dropping a brand-new EP at this show which you're definitely going to want to own. The sky's the limit for these guys; just wait till NPR catches on to them. JPF

Bludded Head With Terminator 2, 9 p.m., Sunday January 25, at Rubber Gloves, 411 East Sycamore Street, Denton, 940-387-7781, $1-$3 Nevada Hill is the brainchild of the group, and there's a revolving door of supporting musicians that come along. Bludded Head uses the heavy, that bowel shaking guitars and drumming to facilitate an impending cloud of doom and dread. Their latest offering, the Reign In Bludd EP, was released last year and is one of the group's crowning musical achievements. Also on the bill is Terminator 2, a sludge metal band out of Denton. HDB


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