Revolutionary Pants Fundraiser with Yells at Eels Monday, December 3, at Texas Theatre, $25 Revolutionary Pants, a local DIY organization which focuses on creative urban development and city planning in Dallas, is hosting a fundraiser to fund the cost of filing for 501(c)3 non-profit status, and its upcoming 2013 projects. Local jazz sensation Yells at Eels play the benefit at Texas Theatre tonight.
Big Eyes, Audacity, Sin Motivo, Further Instructions Monday, December 3, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, $8/$10 New York turned Seattle-based trio Big Eyes headline with Orange County's power punk quartet Audacity. Punk bands Sin Motivo and Further Instructions will open. Big Eyes is on tour after their recent release, Back From the Moon, the follow-up to 2011's Hard Life full-length on New Jersey's Don Giovanni Records (the label they share with Screaming Females). With big, poppy riffs and catchy choruses, the East Coast roots of Big Eyes shine through.
The Mountain Goats, Matthew E. White Tuesday, December 4, at Granada Theater, $24-$49 For more than 20 years The Mountain Goats have lit up audiences across the nation with their unique brand of poetic folk. John Darnielle's lyrical genius is central to The Mountain Goats' sound, and the unfiltered flair that has brought them so many fans. The trio kicked off their tour after the release of their 14th studio album earlier this year, Transcendental Youth. Get there early for Matthew E. White, whose much-buzzed-about album Big Inner is one of the year's sleeper hits.
Of Montreal, French Horn Rebellion, Ishi Wednesday, December 5, at Granada Theater, $15 Of Montreal will be headlining Granada Theater, alongside synth-pop duo French Horn Rebellion, who is releasing their new EP, Love is Dangerous, in a couple of weeks. Since 1996, Of Montreal has put out 11 studio albums, the most recent of which was Paralytic Stalks, the darkest the group's sound has been to date. Local electronic favorites Ishi open the show.
Odd Future Thursday, December 6, at Palladium Ballroom, $30 Los Angeles' revolving door hip-hop collective Odd Future stop by the Palladium to warm our hearts before the holidays on their Texas tour, after the release of The OF Tape Vol. 2 earlier this year.
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