There's a bunch of crappy weather on the way this weekend, but we can manage so long as there's so good music to tide us over, indoors. Thankfully there is, so we're not going to be beholden to Netflix all weekend. Man Man does Red Bull Sound Select at Club Dada, Chipper Jones (the band not the ballplayer) plays at Three Links, the Orange has a show at the Curtain Club and the Punch Brothers have a set at the House of Blues. There's plenty more to check out too. Have fun this weekend and stay dry.
Chipper Jones is a legendary baseball player. He played third base for the Atlanta Braves for 19 years, got a world series ring in 1995 and was the NL MVP in 1999. He's a first ballot hall of famer. It's bewildering to think of why a duo from Austin decided to name their band Chipper Jones, as this is terrible for Googling. But, this ambient pop rock band makes a case for why you should let room in your brain for another Chipper Jones. The guitars are bright and carry out a melody just as beautiful as any voice could.HDBMan-Man With Zorch and Party Static, 8 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Club Dada, 2720 Elm St., dadadallas.com, $3 with RSVP
On the off chance that you've haven't made it out to one of the monthly Red Bull Sound Select shows in Dallas, you're quickly running out of excuses. The lineups are invariably excellent, with well-known music blog Gorilla Vs. Bear having joine Chipper Jones plays at Club Dada.d the rotating team of curators this ye of Spune. Consistently some of best-booked showcases in the series are those from Parade of Flesh, and this month is no exception: there's nothing quite like the manic energy of a Man Man show. When you add in the eclectic brilliance of Austin's Zorch, and the dynamic songs of 2014 Dallas Observer Music Awards' Best New Band winner Party Static, you have the perfect trio of bands to dance your way into madness. Make no mistake, Friday night at Club Dada is going to be one hot sweaty, dance-filled mess, and you're going to love every minute of it. Oh, and do we need to keep reminding you that these shows are only $3 with RSVP?Jaime-Paul FalconRandy Rogers Band With Josh Abbott Band, 8 p.m. Friday, April 10, at WinStar World Casino, 777 Casino Ave., Thackerville, Oklahoma, 1-800-622-6317 or winstarworldcasino.com, $35-$65
Of the most impactful bands that have fueled the Texas Country boom of the past two decades, the Randy Rogers Band is the only one that has kept the original line-up intact now for 15 years. Sure, there have been Texas- and Oklahoma-based acts that've achieved larger national and commercial acclaim (Eli Young Band and Jack Ingram), and bands that are currently enjoying buzz as the young guns for the new generation (Turnpike Troubadours and Dirty River Boys), but radio spins and Greek Row chatter isn't always the deciding factor on greatness. One will likely have a wildly difficult time arguing that there's a more reliably excellent band, night-in, night-out, no matter where they happen to be playing. The revved-up chemistry displayed during a RRB show is manifested most clearly by the interplay between Rogers and the group's frenetic fiddler Brady Black, who often share the spotlight on the lip of the stage as Black's fiddle takes lead over Rogers' distinctly raspy vocals. With thousands of shows under its belt, it's hard to imagine anyone out there with a bad Randy Rogers concert tale. At this point, we can all count on death, taxes and killer Randy Rogers Band concerts as the surest things in life.Kelly Dearmore Blank Men With Descendants of Edrick, Bad Times, Wonderboom, 9 p.m., Friday, April 10, at Double Wide, 3510 Commerce St., 214-887-6510, $5-$7
The Blank Men are a four-piece out of Fort Worth. Their music has one foot in the past and another in the present. Synths bounce around and the drumming is strident in typical '80s fashion, though the mood, vocals and guitar licks are decidedly punk. Their sound is perfectly encapsulated by their cover of an obvious influence, Devo. It's danceable and frantic, but most important, it's fun.HDBBilly Collins and Aimee Mann 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11, at AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street, $45-$65
Hear, ye, hear ye, stick out your pinkies for this convergence event tailor made to the high brow, tweed sports jacket wearing professor, at a college out in the northeast that sits dormant inside us all. Billy Collins is a poet laureate who teaches at City University of New York. Aimee Mann is a Grammy winning songstress. This is a night of poetry, acoustic music, and a conversation about The Arts. It's like a Portlandia sketch (Mann has appeared on the show) but very serious.HDBThe Orange With Marquis Of Vaudeville, Brandon Calles Band, The Azalea Project, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11, at The Curtain Club, 2800 Main St., 214-342-1700, $15
The Orange haven't released a project since 2008'sA Sonic Collection of Short Stories from La La Land
EP. That's quite some time, but the band is back and ready to garner your attention. They'll put on a record release show for their LP, Sharing Vitamans, what you can expect is a loud and lively show of punk rock spirited by the eccentric frontman, Scott Tucker, who smartly incorporates his background in visual arts with the music.HDBGrades of Absolute Truth With Terrance Spectacle, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 11, at Three Links, 2704 Elm Street, http://www.threelinksdeepellum.com, $12-$15
Grades of Absolute Truth incorporate genres of past and present in order to give you a unique contemporary take on soul. The elements of hip-hop, blues, and soul are set with a foundation of Lupe Fiasco, Sly and the Family Stone, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. The band, a six piece, is releasing a new EP, calledSenseless
, on this night. Support comes by the way of Terrance Spectacle, a young rapper who takes his cues from a early Kid Cudi and puts on a live show with a full band.HDBFather Murphy With Awen, 9 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 411 East Sycamore, 940-387-7781, $5-$7
If you ever would've guessed that there'd be a band that used elements of industrial music, psychedelia, and folk fifteen years ago, I'd tell you that drugs are best used in moderation. However, Father Murphy's done it and done it quite well. Father Murphy is an Italian duo featuring, Freddie Murphy and Chiara Lee. Their music takes you down a dark gothic road, close your eyes and it's the sound track to a weird occult ritual from another century.HDBPunch Brothers With Gabriel Kahane, 8 p.m., Saturday April 11, Thursday, at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., 214-978-2583 or houseofblues.com/dallas, $25.00 - $39.00
It's not often that you'll find bluegrass that errs on the side of erudite. That's basically because it's typically a genre that's so extensively tied to the rural, to the people who work with their hands. The Punch Brothers hailing from Brooklyn (of course) make what is perhaps the most Starbucks ready bluegrass possible. It's tight, delicate, and artisanal. The band's convergence of elements from indie rock, bluegrass, and classical create a fine sculpture.HDBNight Drive With Nite, 8 p.m., Sunday, April 12, at Three Links, 2704 Elm Street, http://www.threelinksdeepellum.com, $8-$10
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Night Drive is a duo from austin that takes way back into 80's with electro synth pop. You can't help but think you're Michael Night cruising into the neon purple sun set as KITT explains just how cool, how lit, the whole situation is. In 2013, Night Drive released a five song EP called, Position I. This year they've released a single in "Easy to Lie" which is an upbeat number, that demands you bring your dancing shoes.HDB
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