Concerts

The Seven Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, August 8-14

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The Polyphonic Spree Friday, August 9, at Granada Theater In 2007, as part of the "MLS Represent" Campaign, Dallas darlings The Polyphonic Spree penned the theme song for FC Dallas, "H-O-O-P-S YES," in which a choir chimes in with the chorus, "Where in the world do you think you can go? There's no hiding from this Dallas, Texas, fate." The Polyphonic Spree certainly aren't hiding from their local beginnings, and a long and storied career has taken them all over the world, where they've brought fans of symphonic pop and campy productions together in harmony, so to speak. At what may be the biggest album release show in Dallas this year, The Polyphonic Spree will celebrate their newest release, Yes, It's True, at the Granada on Friday, in grand, symphonic and theatrical fashion. What else would you expect from Tim DeLaughter and his upbeat pop troupe, with its history of grandiose theatrical live performances and its first original album recording in six years? They've generated a fan base well beyond the Dallas city limits, but their hometown will be happy to celebrate. The charming folk stylings of Harper Simon and local favorites Telegraph Canyon open. Aaron Ortega

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Design District Market Saturday, August 10, at Dallas Contemporary Jamie'll tell you all about the dumpster pool at this thing over on Mixmaster, our arts blog. We're in it for the bands here on DC9, and they are some of the most entertaining in Dallas (The Effinays), Denton (The Birds of Night) and Fort Worth (Ronnie Heart), respectively. KM

New Science Projects Saturday, August 10, at The Foundry Home to Josh Hammertimez's residency, the Foundry in Oak Cliff, run by the owners of Bolsa and Smoke, is one half amazing chicken restaurant and one half amazing patio and performance arena. Which sets up a set by Denton's New Science Projects, who are recently back in Dallas from a tour of our nation's nether regions. Part of Gutterth Records, the band describes its off-stage interests as "Winstar World Casino, cream cheese on hot dogs, German history, sexual exploration, Going Choctaw and MetCards." So it should be a strange and unsettling evening. Catch them at The Foundry at 8 p.m. Saturday, and be part of the refreshingly strange projects popping up around the Oak Cliff and Trinity Groves neighborhoods. Lee Escobedo

Eyes Wings and Many Other Things Saturday, August 10, at The Amsterdam Bar The gloomy guitars will be out in force Saturday in Deep Ellum -- mainstay Eyes Wings and Many Other Things headlines a bill that also features Austin's Technicolor Hearts, the surf demons of Spacebeach and relative newcomer Frauen, who I can tell you from experience kick plenty of ass. Also this is free, so buy merch and beers and things. Kiernan Maletsky

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