A brand new addition to the Dallas music scene has been hyped up and hyped up and hyped up. And well, the hype is well deserved. The Bomb Factory opened its doors to the public on Thursday with a spectacular sold out show headlined by the Queen of Dallas, Erykah Badu. This weekend you can catch plenty of other shows, like the third-ever at The Bomb Factory with the Toadies. There's also Reckless Kelly at Granada Theeater, Sir-Mix-a-lot at Trees and much, much more.
Reckless Kelly With The Colton O'Niel Band, and Ronny Fauss, 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., 214-824-9933 or granadatheater.com, $20-$39 A Texas country band via a couple of bros from the Western Pacific states, Reckless Kelly decided the best way to make it was (surprise, surprise) to move to Austin. Lucky for them it worked out. The sorority country group (that would be a band who goes over extremely well at sorority shindigs; no shade, though -- what works just works) has been making it's way around the south since 1997, hitting it sort of big in 2008 with their album Bulletproof. Since then they've doubled down on their mass appeal sound, and have held steady as a mid-tier Texas country group that's good for a crowd, and good for a well-put-on show. You can't ask for much more in the current musical landscape, and with these guys, you know they'll always deliver. Jaime-Paul Falcon
The Devil Wears Prada With The Word Alive, Born of Osiris, 6 p.m., Friday, March 27, at The Door, 2513 Main St., http://thedoorclubs.com, $20-25 There's a movie by the name of The Devil Wears Prada. It's about a young woman who works at a fashion magazine for an evil Anna Wintourian matriarch, get it the devil wears Prada. Clever. I get it. There's also a band of the same name, which will play at The Door. They were inspired by the book that inspired the aforementioned movie, but, to step the clever up, they're a christian metal band, i.e. God's Gift to straight edge teens. H. Drew Blackburn
The Hope Trust With Mtn. Air and Skagg Philips, 9 p.m., Friday, March 29, at Dan's Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201, http://www.danssilverleaf.com, $7 The Hope Trust have been around Denton, for about a decade. It's safe to say, they're a trustworthy (boom!) act to put on a great show, we hope. In 2007, the band released their first album, The Incurable Want. The weekend the quartet of Jeremy Buller, Mike Upshaw, Jason Upshaw and Tom Bridwell releases their six-track project, Silver & Lead, which is a trustworthy continuation of the band's folksy indie-rock sound with smart lyrics and instrumentation that feels like home. HDB
RiFF RAFF With Yung Nation, 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 27, at Thee Theater, 2208 Main Street, 469-371-8518, $45-$75 If you're into this sort of thing, RiFF RAFF is coming into town to perform what some would call music. It's for genuine fans and enthusiasts of irony alike. If you want to take part in the rip-roaring fun time of what you think is Brad Gluckman, the non fictional version, go ahead and be slightly racist. If you're genuinely into this goofy shit, know that it's here for you to tip toe in your Jordan's to. Maybe RiFF RAFF will even peddle salisbury steak sweaters for you to take home. We're looking forward to his prospective wrestling career, his personality was made for it. HDB
The Wailers With Bum Lucky, 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Trees, 2709 Elm St., 214-741-1122 or treesdallas.com, $28 The Wailers is essentially a rolling rotation of a reggae band. What makes these guys special is they used to play with the legend, Bob Marley. At least a few of them actually got to play with Marley, but now it's been more of a proverbial torch that carries on the spirit of Marley and roots reggae. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Legend, the group hits the road. HDB