Welp, It Looks Like Justin Bieber's Coming To Town

Justin Bieber
Monday, October 29, at American Airlines Center, $52.71-$103.90

Though he's one of the most disliked artists in the world, I predict this show will sell out quicker than it takes load the video for "Baby." Of course, Dallas has a special place in Biebs' heart. His girlfriend Selena Gomez is from here, and their love has been famously immortalized by artist Daniel Edwards, who made bronze statues of the two. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m.

P.O.D., Mariana's Trench
Saturday, May 26, at Grapevine Mills Mall, Free

It's been a nasty tumble for P.O.D., a band that started as a Christian rap-rock outfit, later topped the charts, and are now playing at the mall in Grapevine.

Concert in the Garden Music Series
Opening on Friday, June 1, at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, $16

Fort Worth's annual summer series is always a nice, family oriented, safe time, which is why they've booked headliner Vertical Horizon to perform on June 9. They haven't had a hit in a decade, but I assume the turnout will be fantastic. I've heard more Fort Worth musicians cite the band as an influence than I ever thought possible. Other acts include the Old 97's, Reckless Kelly, and many more listed on the Fort Worth Symphony's website.

Tuesday, June 5, at House of Blues, $10

Seattle indie rock band Barcelona are still trying to get their footing after seven years and four albums, touring in support of their new album Not Quite Yours.

10th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards
Sunday, June 24, at West 7th Corridor, Free

This year's installment of the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards will take place at eight venues in the West 7th Corridor. There are 48 bands listed on the bill, including Burning Hotels, Pinkish Black and The Orbans.

And So I Watch You From Afar, Zechs Marquise
Saturday, July 7, at Dada, $10/$12

Dada will be a great venue for these two instrumental acts. Ireland's And So I Watch You From Afar and El Paso's Zechs Marquise have very different yet equally intense approaches. ASIWYFA, as they're known to fans, observes Explosions in the Sky's silence-to-violence technique, while Zechs Marquise's music is more progressive and groovy.

King Tuff, Natural Child
Tuesday, July 10, at City Tavern, $8/$10

King Tuff (Kyle Thomas of Happy Birthday) has a voice that reminds me of 2010. That's when I first heard Happy Birthday's catchy hit "Subliminal Message." Hearing it again in King Tuff's music is a different experience altogether. The buzz-saw guitars and amped up drums should make for an exciting show at City Tavern.

Neon Trees, Penguin Prison
Tuesday, July 17, at House of Blues, $18

This is a pretty big pop event brought to you by Nylon magazine.

Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest II
Saturday, July 28, at Granada Theater, $20

Last week we announced simply that the festival was happening, but there was no word yet on the lineup. This week, we can safely call it one of the coolest events of the summer. The show, much shorter than last year's, features Glass Candy, Chromatics, Twin Sister, Taken By Trees, Laurel Halo, A.Dd+ and DJ Sober.

Asia - Original Lineup
Friday, November 16, at Granada Theater, $40

The proggiest of prog rock acts, Asia, is touring with its original supergroup lineup. Each guy in the band previously played with like 12 other prog bands including Yes, and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Now, for the first time in almost three decades, the original lineup is back together.

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