The Five Best Concerts In DFW This Weekend, November 22-25

Z-Ro, Trae Tha Truth, Snow Tha Product Sunday, November 25, at House of Blues, $25-$40 Houston's Trae Tha Truth and Z-Ro reunited as their early Aughts rap duo ABN (Assholes By Nature) in their hometown late last year. Now, they're bringing it on the road, and they'll be pulling from 2003's self-titled and 2008's It Is What It Is, the latter of which contains possibly their biggest hit, "Still Throwed." Local emcee Snow Tha Product, who caught more than a few eyes and ears during her DOMA showcase, hops on as the opener. -- Audra Schroeder

CD Source's 19th Anniversary/Black Friday Celebration Friday, November 23, at CD Source, Free Even though it's not located in the trendiest of areas and the staff can lean a bit on the eccentric side, CD Source is still one hell of a music store. Case in point: The store's annual Black Friday celebration once again features a killer lineup of local talent performing throughout the day. CD Source will open at 7 a.m. and the live music begins at noon with Emmeline, followed on the hour by Colin Boyd, Robbie Saunders and Jack Saunders, Mark Wayne Glasmire, Matt Barron, Kerri Arista, Lance Lopez, Ronnie Fauss, Annie Benjamin, Eric Folkerth and Tony Rey. Plus, there's free food and refreshments. And while you're there, check out CD Source's hugely expanded selection of collectible and not-so-collectible vinyl. -- Darryl Smyers

Denton Does the Band Friday, November 23, at Dan's Silverleaf, $10 On Thanksgiving 1976, The Band performed The Last Waltz, their final concert at the time, and delivered a star-studded affair to an adoring audience, changing the meaning of the holiday for thousands of fans. The Day After Thanksgiving 2012, a star-studded cast of Denton musicians will play a tribute set to The Band at Dan's Silverleaf. Members of RTB2, Hares on the Mountain, Satans of Soft Rock, Slobberbone, The Backsliders and many more will give you an excuse to escape during the weekend, or maybe something you and your family (Dad, uncle, cousin ...) can actually agree on. 8 p.m. $10. -- Andy Odom

Joe Budden Saturday, November 24, at South Side Music Hall, $25 Jersey's Joe Budden will be promoting the upcoming release of his new mixtape, A Loose Quarter, due out the day after Thanksgiving. Budden also recently announced that his new album, No Love Lost, is slated for release January 22. As he slowly leaks tracks and details on the Internet, we know A Loose Quarter will feature production from Beewirks, Araab Muzik and Cardiak, as well as cameos from Black Hippy's Ab-Soul and Slaughterhouse cohort Royce Da 5'9". The Jersey City emcee may be a little weird about his girl, but he's unlikely to disappoint live. -- Vanessa Quilantan

Boan, Assacre, Thug Decay, Betdat Saturday, November 24, at Elm Street Bar, $5/$7 This electronic lineup makes good use of the Golden Triangle's dark pull. Houston's Boan, which features Mariana Saldana, formerly of Tense and Medio Mutante, and José Cota (Medio Mutante) headline the night, along with Austin's one-man storm front Assacre, and Thug Decay, which is one half of ATX synth duo Silent Diane. Dallas' Betdat opens up the night. -- Audra Schroeder

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Rachel Watts
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