Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Granada: FREE Cool Kids/Flosstradamus Show!

Just found out that The Cool Kids show (with special guests Flosstradamus, Ricky Blaze and The Party) at the Granada on Thursday, August 21 is FREE! Alls you gots to do is RSVP. Not a bad deal.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lakewood 70th Anniversary: TV on the Radio

Really big show announcement today. The Lakewood Theater will be having a 70th anniversary show on Tuesday, October 28 featuring TV on the Radio with special guests The Dirtbombs. This promises to be a fantastic show. So far no word on on sale info or ticket prices but I'll keep you posted.

Thanks to hansford for the find.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Weekly Update #3

The list is updated. Shows of note recently added:


Saturday, July 26, 2008

ACL Spillover: The List

As I mentioned the other day, there are lots of bands that stop by the DFW area on their way to and from Austin City Limits. For those that can't make the fest for whatever reason, this results in a plethora of pinatas.... I mean, shows to catch for those two weeks. So, here's a list of all of the ACL acts playing in Dallas that weekend (so far):

9/25 (Thu)
Hot Chip – Palladium Ballroom
Del tha Funkee Homosapien - Granada Theater
Drive-By Truckers, Shooter Jennings - House of Blues
Spiritualized - Lakewood Theater

9/26 (Fri)
Joe Bonamassa, Back Door Slam - House of Blues
The Black Keys - Granada Theater
Colour Revolt, Sybris - Hailey's Club
City and Colour - Pontiac Garage

9/27 (Sat)
Neko Case - Granada Theater
Against Me! - Ridglea Theater

9/28 (Sun)
The Fratellis - House of Blues

9/29 (Mon)
The Swell Season, Iron & Wine - Palladium Ballroom

No doubt more artists will get added in the coming weeks and months. Hopefully David Byrne. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ACL Spillover: Against Me!, Amos Lee

Adding to the number of bands that will stop by Dallas on their way to/from the Austin City Limits Music Festival (Sept. 26-28), Against Me! will be playing at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth on Saturday, Sept. 27. No ticket info just yet on that one.

Additionally, already on the schedule but tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 AM for Amos Lee's show at the Granada Theater on Saturday, Sept. 20.

When I get around to it, I will make a post listing all of the ACL bands that are playing in Dallas before/during/after the fest. If it ends up being like last year, it'll make for a great couple of weeks of music in the area (but with conflicts a plenty!).

EDIT: This post gave the impression (intentionally) that Amos Lee was playing ACL this year. He's not. I thought he was. Oops. Against Me! is though.

Granada: Mountain Goats/Kaki King

This one has been on the list for a while (thanks Pollstar!) but it's just been officially announced by the band and the venue. John Darnielle's band The Mountain Goats and guitar virtuoso Kaki King will be at the Granada on Sunday, November 2. Tickets are $12 for GA and $16 for seats and are on sale now.

HOB: Ben Kweller, Hives/EoDM on sale

Hometown boy and local fave Ben Kweller will stop by the Pontiac Garage at the House of Blues on Thursday, September 25. This is right before ACL so I wonder if he will end up playing there. No word on price or onsale info yet.

Also, the previously announced Hives and Eagles of Death Metal double bill is currently on pre-sale on Ticketmaster. General onsale starts Saturday at 10 AM. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35-$50 for the balcony.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Weekly Update #2

Even though I regularly update the main list, I will try to make a post once a week telling you guys it's updated and perhaps highlighting notable shows. This is said update for this week. New shows of note:

See the full list for all updates.

Monday, July 21, 2008

HOB: Eagles of Death Metal/The Hives

Now here are some Eagles I can get into.....

According to Spin, the Eagles of Death Metal and The Hives will be co-headlining a show at the House of Blues on Wednesday, September 17. This will be part of a short run the bands are doing together. Also, Spin reports that EoDM will have a new album - entitled Heart-On - out on October 21. No word yet on ticket info.

I'll definitely try to make this show - The Hives were one of my favorite sets at Sasquatch! and I'm dying to see them in a club setting. I know that traditionally Josh Homme doesn't tour with EoDM, so I wonder if this tour will be any different (although, Queens of the Stone Age don't appear to be busy this Fall from a live perspective, so who knows.....)

Also, I have list update coming tonight so stay tuned for more announcements.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Don Henley Must Die

Mojo Nixon sang it best. Everyone that knows me knows how much I hate the Eagles. In fact, I think at this point the Eagles themselves must know, because sure enough after I moaned and groaned about them coming to Dallas on my birthday weekend, they up and added a second show the next night!!!! So now we will be treated to a double helping of America's worst band on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 at the AAC. Tickets are obviously overpriced from $45 to $175 for each show. The presale for Sunday's show starts Monday yadda yadda.... The Eagles suck.

Seriously, they must have heard that I planned my trip to DC to leave that Friday and come back that Sunday night (to celebrate my birthday and see Paul Weller at the 9:30 Club to boot) which allowed me to completely avoid their trip, and decided to add a Sunday show just to spite me.

Rubber Gloves: Jonathan Richman, Magnolia Electric Co. shows added

Rubber Gloves in Denton added a couple of big shows today. First up is Jonathan Richman (of Modern Lovers and There's Something About Mary fame) who is playing a "semi-early" show (read: doors at 8, show at 9) on Thursday, October 2. Tickets are $12.

Additionally, Magnolia Electric Co. will be playing on Monday, October 27 with openers Everest and Tre Orsi. Tickets are $10.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Update #1

The master list has been updated. All of the items in red reflect additions or changes made to the last version of the list on the ACL board.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Welcome to the new DFW concert list/blog. Well, the list isn't new but the blog part is. I started the list on a thread of the Austin City Limits message board, but after keeping up with it there for almost a year I figured that starting a blog would be the best way for me to keep track of the list and make updates in the manner I wanted to. So here it is.

This is, and will continue to be, a work in progress - both in terms of the contents of list itself and of the format of the blog. My main goal is to keep it simple - mainly just want to list the shows, announce notable ones and make at least weekly updates. I won't be doing reviews or any other shite that I don't have time for. I am going to try to provide links for purchasing tickets online where possible.... I am in the process of hotlinking all the current shows right now.

In any event, I hope that you find the list to be as useful as it is for me to make it (trust me, it's very therapeutic).