Remember a few weeks back when there were nonstop parties to go to, and work holidays to help recover from them? Those were the days. Now, however, it's not only cold outside but there are no holidays and no reasons to party (besides, you know, your usual alcoholic tendencies). But take heart: We come bringing news of the not-so-distant future, when St. Patrick's Day will be here and we'll be living the semi-charmed life.
That's right, every year the Dallas Observer throws a big-ass party on St. Patrick's Day, setting up shop with bands and booze at Energy Square on the corner of Greenville Avenue and University Boulevard, right where the parade finishes off. The past few years have brought a mix of different acts to the party, including nature TV narrator Snoop Dogg (in 2013), rapper Ludacris (in 2014) and, just last year, Texas country act Josh Abbott Band.
If Abbott made for a change of pace, then get ready to flip the script this year, because for 2016's Bud Light Presents the Dallas Observer St. Patrick's Day Concert we're bringing Third Eye Blind to Dallas. Admit it: The minute you read the words "Third Eye Blind," you immediately got the melody to "Semi-Charmed Life" stuck in your head. (Just to be safe, we did a little foreshadowing up above. See what we did there?) You're welcome, because it'll be there for days now.
But hey, that's the kind of pop hook the San Franciscans specialize in and which earned them a platinum record six times over in the form of their self-titled debut from 1997. That album spawned several other hits, including "Jumper," which, like "Charmed," managed to deal with some deceptively serious subject matter. (Granted, you may forget the words, along with everything else about the day, come St. Pat's.) While a little ways past the dizzying heights of their late-'90s heyday, TEB most recently followed that alt-rock gem up last year with their fifth album, Dopamine.
Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
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Tickets cost $15 in advance and go on sale Saturday, January 23, at ticketfly.com. Presale tickets will be available using the special code DOMUSIC starting from 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, until 9 a.m. Saturday, January 23, and are available only when you sign up for the Dallas Observer Music Newsletter.
The event takes place immediately after the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 19, at Energy Square. Gates open at noon. For more information, visit DallasStPats.com.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.