Weekend Roundup: Britney Spears, the Pussycat Dolls, Leonard Cohen, Hello Lover and Chamillionaire

Britney Spears @ the American Airlines Center, Tuesday, Mar. 31
This is the first edition of roundup since B. Spears graced the stage in Dallas last Tuesday. Bald and umbrella-wielding last year, the (un)disputed Princess of Pop has reclaimed her throne. Britney showed off her musicianship showmanship, and shook that thang (whip-in-hand) at the AAC. Many'a club-going men and women rejoiced.

The Pussycat Dolls @ the American Airlines Center, Tuesday, Mar. 31
Could there have been a more perfect pairing for Britney's Circus Tour? Dunno. But did you know that the Pussycat Dolls started as burlesque troupe in the early '90s? Christina Applegate, Christina Aguilera and Carmen Electra have all performed as part of the group, and were featured in a 2002 Maxim photo shoot of the troupe. Sans Hollywood actresses, the Pussycat Dolls are still doing their scandalous thing--stripper poles, and all.

Leonard Cohen @ Nokia, Friday, April 3

This Canadian, deep-voiced crooner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Pushing 80 years old, Cohen still tours the world lookin' all dapper and classy.

Hello Lover @ Club Dada, Friday, April 3
This Dallas-based band makes ramped-up sex rock. Their MySpace page says they sound like, "Unadulterated friction, sweat and gears grinding away in a factory." Dirrrty! Check them out later this month at the Doublewide with Sparklepussy Barbie and Lollipop Factory.

Chamillionaire @ the Dallas Convention Center, Sunday, April 5
The Dallas Convention Center hosted 97.9 KBFB-FM The Beat's 5th Annual Custom Car Show and Concert last weekend. In addition to 300 custom cars on display and the low rider car-hopping contest, festival attendees got front row seats to the "Swagger of the South" concert featuring Chamillionaire.

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