Japandroids, Bleached Monday, November 5, at Trees, $15/$18 Canadian rock duo Japandroids are on a semi-world tour after releasing their second full-length album, Celebration Rock. The album is just as the title suggests. See them with Los Angeles' punk sister duo, Bleached.
Black Moth Super Rainbow Tuesday, November 6, at The Loft, $13/$16 Pennsylvania's experimental psych-pop band Black Moth Super Rainbow have covered a lot of territory these past few years, touring the festival circuit and hitting stops throughout DFW and Austin. Fronted by analog synth and tape machine expert Tom Fec, the band has just released its third album, Cobra Juicy, and it is just as weird and wonderful as ever.
Big Tuck, Tum Tum, A.Dd+ Tuesday, November 6, at Swallow Lounge, Free This free party serves as the pre-party for Thursday's "The Day Dallas Stood Still" event at Dada, featuring Tum Tum and Big Tuck, A.Dd+, Dustin Cavazos, DJ Sober and more. Go get warmed up.
Lights Wednesday, November 7, at Granada Theater, $24 Canadian electro-pop artist Lights--now the 24-year-old's legal name--is headed to Dallas for a show at Granada with fellow Canadian rock group Arkells. She is currently on tour in support of her 2011 release, Siberia, a grittier take on electro-pop than her 2008 self-titled EP.
Wolf Gang, Atlas Genius Thursday, November 8, at Trees, $15 English symphonic rock band Wolf Gang appeared on the map last year with the release of their epic debut full-length, Suego Faults. Having grown up watching his mother perform in the orchestra, 24-year-old lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Max McElligott writes, records and performs much of Wolf Gang's material. See the foursome with Australian indie rockers Atlas Genius, who released their debut EP, Through the Glass, earlier this year.
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