The Six Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, December 31-January 3

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Big Freedia, Ynfynyt Scroll, Yeahdef, Ocelot Monday, December 31, at Dada, $18-$25 When Big Freedia, the "queen diva of bounce," was in town this past fall for Denton's Hot Wet Mess, audiences saw a whole lot of ass-shaking from her and her crew. She gives it her all, which is why you can expect her to do the same for the New Year's Eve blowout at Dada. Ynfynyt Scroll, Ocelot and Yeahdef provide further soundtracking. See more options for NYE here.

The Gorehounds, The Rich Girls Monday, December 31, at Double Wide, $10 Don't go broke this New Year's Eve. For just $10, you can cover all your tribute band bases and ring in the new year with sexy Cramps cover band The Gorehounds, Hall & Oates tribute act The Rich Girls and retro-rock lover DJ Tigerbee.

Skeleton Coast, Daniel Hart Monday, December 31, at The Where House, $12 If you find yourself in Fort Worth, celebrate by checking out dream-pop band Skeleton Coast, rock 'n' rollers The Longshots and famed multi-instrumentalist Daniel Hart. DJs Databass and Ronnie Heart will be spinning to a full bar, provided by The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge. Twelve bucks gets you in, dancing and drunk. Common Enemy, Spacebeach, Sober Daze, Obliterates Tuesday, January 1, at 1919 Hemphill, $6 After 10 years as a venue, Fort Worth's 1919 Hemphill continues to throw some of the area's best punk shows. Ring in the new year with Pennsylvania thrashers Common Enemy, Fort Worth's Spacebeach and Austin's Sober Daze. South Texas punks Obliterates open, but come even earlier for a free skate jam beforehand, starting at 6pm. I'm assuming that means there will be skating and jamming.

At Night Thursday, January 3, at the Sundown at Granada, Free Dallas' progressive electro-pop quartet was a pleasant surprise to Double Wide audiences a few weeks back, when they got put on the bill last minute. See them at Sundown this week for free-ninety-nine.

Love Inks, The Williams Thursday, January 3, at Lola's Saloon, $5/$9 Austin's "minimalist pop" trio Love Inks started getting buzz back in 2011 with their debut full-length, E.S.P. Now they're getting write-ups in Nylon and Vogue, and are currently finishing a follow-up, due in February. Catch their set at Lola's to see what all of the buzz is about. Fort Worth's garage rock trio The Williams open the show.

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