Eels Thursday, March 7, at Granada Theater, $30 Last time Eels came through town to support their third album in a trilogy of concept albums, Tomorrow Morning, they delivered. It appears Mark Oliver Everett has cranked out another one, Wonderful, Glorious, released on Feb. 5. The best thing about Eels is their often ethereal, long-car-trip quality that doubles as an excellent live show.
The I-Drenz Monday, March 4, at Sundown at Granada, Free Sundown at Granada is steadily becoming a go-to spot for quality residencies (at the cost of nothing) each month. Starting today, Mondays in March will feature reggae band The I-Drenz, fronted by Jamaican-born lead singer Andre Prehay, who adds zest and authenticity to the already quality Dallas reggae music scene. The seven-piece ensemble mixes reggae, rock and Latin, and is made up of former members of Melody Memory and Gravity Feed.
Efterklang, Nightlands, Chambers Tuesday, March 5, at Dan's Silverleaf, $12/$15 Local booking entity Spune Productions is bringing Danish cinematic rock trio Efterklang to town after their fourth release, Piramida, this past September. In 2012, the band went on tour with a full symphonic orchestra, filling out the group's powerful electronic-meets-organic sounds. See them in Denton this week with Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Nightlands and local "mood-rock" band Chambers.
Volbeat, Danko Jones, Spoken Wednesday, March 6, at Palladium Ballroom, $28.50-$33 Since the mid '90s, Canadian rock trio Danko Jones has had no problem climbing its way up the proverbial ladder of commercial success. These days it's not uncommon to hear their stuff on Budweiser and Ford commercials. The trio just dropped their newest effort, Rock and Roll is Black and Blue. See them as they hit the road with Denmark's fusion group Volbeat and hardcore boys Spoken.
As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada, For Today, The Color Morale Thursday, March 7, at House of Blues, $22.50-$25 Hey metalheads, here's one for ya. As I Lay Dying turns 13 this year, believe it or not, and is hitting the road with Christian hardcore band The Devil Wears Prada, after their September release, Awakened. Metalcore bands For Today and The Color Morale are slotted to open the show and warm up the crowd.
35 Denton Thursday, March 7-Sunday, March 10, $25-$55 The round of acts announced for 35 Denton's five-year-old festival get more impressive each year. The four-day music binge takes place right in the heart of Denton, including both inside its dusty, charming venues, and outside on the streets of the Downtown Square. Apart from the numerous local bands playing, others include Solange, Chelsea Light Moving, Killer Mike, Silver Apples, Emeralds, White Lung, Soul Clap Dance Off, Poolside, Antwon, The Coathangers, Shannon and the Clams, Delicate Steve, Idiot Glee, Fossil Collective, Buxton, Audacity, Gary War, You Won't, Hey Marseilles, The Last Bison, Destruction Unit, Roomrunner, Mind Spiders and How I Quit Crack. Get your party pants on.