Kickflip And Ollie At Skate Or Die Fest, Come Back To Life With Evanescence And Celebrate The Grand Opening Of Four Corners’ New Location.

To all the gaming nerds out there: Do y’all remember Pokemon Go? You know, the augmented reality game that took Dallas (and the world) by storm for the summer of 2016?

You would go out of and  catch as many Pokemon as you could and grind it out until you could finally fill your Pokedex. Well, looks like even after Niantic’s bad showing at Pokemon GO Fest 2017, not to mention people getting robbed and hit by cars while hunting, the company is still set on trying to please the small and loyal PokemonGo crowd that’s still going at it hard.

Niantic announced this week that a few Generation 3 Pokemon will join the roster for the special Halloween-themed event. Now, the entirety of Gen 3 won’t be joining the crew and instead, it’ll be just a few ghost-type Pokemon only. But hey, that’s perfectly in line with the current Halloween spirit everyone is feeling.

The rest of the Pokemon will be coming around December. So, while you’re out and about at one of the following events, you should be catching those ghost Pokemon in the area. Keep it spooky all around, Dallas. — Kelly Benjamin

Friday

L.A. Witch at Club Dada
Self-defined as a reverb-soaked punked out rock group, L.A. Witch is riding it’s September release of their debut album. The dream pop, indie band boasts sultry vocals with lyrical depth for the miscreants, burnouts and obsessive historians. Monoculture opens. — Lauren Keuning

Hillbilly Casino at The Prophet Bar
Combining American blues with rock n’ roll, honky tonk and rockabilly with a punk rock attitude for the past decade, this group exhibits through the roof energy at every performance. They are real, American music that’s sure to get you going faster than a shot of whiskey. Brave Little Howl, Pretty Dreadful and Hellbilly Homicide also perform. — LK

J.F.A., Reagan Youth, Down By Law at Three Links
Along with Go Betty Go and Bullet Machine, these five players are veterans in the punk rock scene. Each group has been around prior to 2001 and have all your bases covered when it comes to grungy, burnout tunes. Phoenix natives and American skate punk band since 1981, J.F.A., will headline. –– LK

Sinbad at House of Blues
Known for his off-the-cuff and hilarious storytelling, Sinbad’s show is not like any other. He doesn’t pre-plan his sets, but rather relives each experience as he remembers it on stage. The comedian has admitted before that he doesn’t know any actual jokes, but we promise you won’t be able to contain your laughter once he gets going. — LK

The Duke at Peticolas Brewing Company
Celebrating their barley wine named after founder Michael Peticolas’ friend, Brett Allen Duke, the brewery will be tapping the remaining casks of The DUKE with Peaches. If peach-flavored barley wine doesn’t sound appealing, they will also be tapping barrels of various beers made from 2013 to now. — LK

Larry Gee, Sam Lao and LEV at Deep Ellum Art Company
These three Dallas artists will ease you into a night of soul, hip-hop and electronic funk. Each artist is relatively new, but they’ve had busy years with Larry g(EE) recently releasing a four-track EP, Sam Lao catching attention on social media and LEV getting ready to release her debut LP before the end of the year. You could say they all have a lot going on and are sure to get things bumping. — LK

SEROSIA at Curtain Club
The Dallas natives are celebrating 10 years of music and riding the release of their newest EP, Variables. With a self-defined sound of emotion and meaning, the group has an aggressive yet delicate tone. Their music isn’t about parties or romance, but rather it’s about a strong sense of self that gives it life. — LK

George Lopez at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The former sitcom family man will be hitting North Texas on his #TheWall Comedy Tour. Throughout his multi-faceted career, Lopez has made his name in comedy for decades with his trademark delivery and TV show. In his featured sets, the entertainer has dabbled into politics and put a comedic spin on the president’s idea on immigration prevention, so as he heads into Texas, you know what to expect. — LK

The Nirvana Experience at Trees
Offering impressively similar show both musically and aesthetically, with replica equipment and over 30 songs that made Nirvana’s captivating appeal, this tribute band will be putting you in a time capsule and get you thinking you’re about to enjoy a show put on by one of the greatest rock bands to ever play. –– LK

Onesie Party/One-Year Anniversary Celebration at The Nines
Celebrating the one-year anniversary of WE HAS PARTY!, this onesie/pajama party will be one you don’t want to miss. Legendary Chicago house master Boo Williams will be on decks. — LK

Night One of Live at Double Wide!
We now know that Loafers, War Party, Lizzie Boredom and Talkie Walkie will take the stage at this live album recording for a musical project that will be sold online later this year. Stay tuned for Part Two of this series Saturday night. — LK

El Dub, Bum Lucky at Wits End
El Dub, a one-man reggae, funk band, is known for his optimistic, laid back, Bob Marley vibes in a completely solo loop-style performance. Touring full time the past three years, the solo-artist has performed at notable festivals and venues including SXSW, Vans Warped Tour, Music park and more. — LK

Four Corners Brewing Company Grand Opening In The Cedars
Kicking off the weekend grand opening for the brewery’s new location in The Cedars, with food from LUCK being served from 6-9 p.m. — LK

The Devil Wears Prada at The Door
TDWP is stopping in Dallas right in the middle of its tour. At this show, attendees will receive a free download card for the tour documentary with both written and recorded chronicles that will tell the story of the band’s latest tour. Veil of Maya, Silent Planet, Thousand Below and Project Icarus open. — LK

Las Vegas Victims Benefit Show at Lola’s Saloon
Hosted by Ghost Light Concerts with performances by Messer, Blackout, Bad Analogy, Vannah Red and Metal Ed-Ucation, this concert will benefit the victims of the Route 91 Festival shooting in Las Vegas. Donations are also encouraged and available to be made on the event’s Facebook page. — LK

Evil Dead II at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Don’t be late for this 9:15 p.m. showing of Evil Dead II. Come ready for gore and bloody scenes that are sure to add to your Halloween vibes. — LK

Dallas Open Mic Fridays at RBC
Not like your average open mic night, this event is for all artists, producers, managers and fans to come together for a good time and good music, offering networking opportunities with those in the industry. — LK

Azalia Banks at Gas Monkey Live
This up-and-coming artist from Harlem has been in the spotlight since her off-broadway theatre productions. With training at La Guardia High School of Performing Arts, she has spent much of her life perfecting her craft and has recently caught the attention of many record labels and she’s ready to show off her on-stage ability in Dallas tonight. –– LK

Saturday 

The Dallas Pancakes & Booze Art Show at The Door
What goes with pancakes better than maple syrup? Shots of whiskey. Dallas Pancakes & Booze Art show emphasizes being able to couple some of the world’s greatest delights at our convenience: alcohol, pancakes and art. Artists are able to showcase their pieces while guests consume pancakes and beer to their liking. There will be over 75+ artists, live painting and a DJ set. — KB

Protomartyr at Club Dada
Post-punk band Protomartyr makes a pit stop in Dallas to play their hard rock tunes. Starting out in Detroit, the band has been super busy with stops through all of Europe and the United States. With their latest album release, Relatives in Decent, Protomartyr conveys a very U.K. rock sound mixed in with ‘70s punk inspiration. So if that’s your game, you definitely don’t want to miss. — KB

Texas Veggie Fair at Reverchon Park
Come on out to this free event where you’ll be able to enjoy live music and food and celebrate all things veggie. Free yoga and meditation will also be on the agenda, so come ready to stretch it out. — Obed Manuel

Tricky at Curtain Club
Having worked with various famous artists like Grace Jones and Björk, Tricky has been known to be one of the pioneers of the trip-hop era. The dark, layered musical styling that blends in cultural influences with genres like hip-hop, alternative rock, and dancehall/reggae is his signature on the music world. Having just released his latest album, Ununiform, he continues to blur the line between trip-hop and rock. — KB

Blackalicious at The Prophet Bar
Hip-Hop duo Blackalicious comes to The Prophet Bar to lay down some deep lyrics in Dallas. Starting out in Davis, California, rappers Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel joined up in 1992 to form the group. With their influences stemming from acts like Pharcyde and Jurassic 5, the duo focuses moreso on spiritual and uplifting lyrics rather than the misogynistic and violent lyrics often heard in songs. — KB

Sneijder at The Nines
Sneijder is known for for his magic with trance music. Hailing from Portadown, Ireland, Sneijder has been praised by numerous outlets and people, such as John O’Callaghan from DJ Mag, to trance legend Paul van Dyk. Fusing uplifting and tech trance, the artist has a distinct sound within the trance community. Check out the track “Neutralize” to see what we mean and then get yourself and your friends down there to rage. — KB

Consider the Source at Three Links
If you’re looking for something completely different, look no further. Consider the Source is what you can consider “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion.” Taking influences from Indian and Middle Eastern musical stylings, coupled with progressive rock, fusion and jazz, the band blends these sounds into one hell of a show for live music fans who think outside the box. –– KB

Jen Kirkman at Kessler Theater
The stand-up comedian and author has performed with late night icons like Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno and John Oliver. In her latest stand-up albums and book, I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself, Kirkman lashes out cultural commentary via a hyper-analytical sense of humor that, while critical, does allow the audience to have a good laugh. — KB

Häxan -1922 Silent Horror With Live Score at Texas Theatre
Haxan, which translates to “The Witches” or “Witchcraft”, is a Swedish-Danish silent horror documentary film that is a study on how superstition and the misconstruing of diseases and mental illnesses led to the era of witch hunting. The live musical score will be performed by various artists, such as Sudie, Triangulum, Malika and many more. Following the screening, video installations will be presented by Dallas Ambient Music Nights artists will be presented and other activities like games, an auction and tarot/palm readings will be available. — KB

Blue October at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The San Marcos-based group have many songs such as “Bleed Out,” “Angels” and “Put It In.”. Blue October comes back from a hiatus after dealing with real life issues. Still garnering steam from their latest album, Home, singer Justin Furstenfeld says, “The album is about why life is so beautiful. It’s about facing fears and recognizing miracles everyday. It’s about enjoying yourself and realizing that life is not something you can half-ass.” —KB

MadeinTYO at Trees
Mr. Tokyo skrrrts his way to Dallas for a show at Trees. Not only did his album, Thank You, Mr Tokyo, gain much public praise, but it also landed him a spot in the XXL Freshman 2017 class. He will be performing with K Swisha and 24hrs. — KB

Halloween Party/Nu Metal Night at The Dirty 30
It’s time for some nu-metal! The Dirty 30 is hosting a DJ set with all kinds of nu-metal songs being played. You can expect to hear from artists like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, Creed, Avenged Sevenfold, Marilyn Manson and more early odds favorites. There will also be a costume contest, where the winner will get up to a $50 bar tab. So be sure to show up so we can all sing along to some Nickelback. — KB

Josh Abbott Band at The Bomb Factory
Josh Abbot Band’s 2015 album Front Row Seat told the story of frontman Josh Abbott’s failed marriage. The emotion on that album was raw and powerful, and his live performances carry the same nature. Parker McCollum will be opening. — KB

Night Two of Live at Double Wide
It’s night two! The Saturday lineup features locals Sealion, Party Static, Sub-Sahara and Teenage Sexx. — KB

Beerland Deep Ellum at The Case Building
Looking for a way to increase your beer snobbery? Well look no further with Beerland Deep Ellum. There will be a whopping 60+ local craft beers from North Texas, ranging from Armadillo Ale Works to Bishop Cider Co. and many more. Better hurry before tickets sell out. — KB

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market: Halloween Edition
Deep Ellum is having its outdoor market, but this time with an emphasize on Halloween! Partnered with Beerland Deep Ellum, there will also be various things to do such as food, shopping from local artisans and vendors and live music. — KB

Dallas Coffee Day 2017 at Life In Deep Ellum
You ever have some of those friends that can’t be bothered unless they have their coffee first thing in the morning? Well, this just might be for them. The Dallas Coffee Collective is hosting Coffee Day 2017 where your favorite local coffee shops will be around to serve all kinds of different blends. There will be coffee tastings from all roasters, cuppings, a latte art competition, and an espresso bar. There will be two session times this year, a morning session (9am-12pm) and an afternoon session (12pm-3pm). —KB

Adult Prom at Wyndham Garden Dallas North
With a theme of Hollywood Great Gatsby this year, the Wyndham Garden is hosting an adult prom. Men and women are required to be 25 or older. Formal attire is required and rooms must be booked in advance. If you feel like having a fancy Saturday or reliving high school for a night, then don’t miss out. –– KB

Sunday 

Brother Ali at Club Dada
With more than 17 years in the industry, the highly accredited Brother Ali is stopping in Dallas following the release of All The Beauty In This Whole Life. The Minneapolis native has established a name for himself with his deeply personal, socially conscious and inspiring brand of hip-hop. With openers Sa-roc, Last Word and Sol Messiah. — LK

Red City Radio at Curtain Club
The laid back, go-with-the-flow group have been touring with acts like Strung Out, New Found Glory and Anti-Flag, captivating fans along the way with their punk-rock proficiency. Bigwig, Dead Works and The Gypsy Bravado also perform. — LK

Dayglo Abortions at Three Links
Since 1979, the Canadian trio shaped the no-holds barred punk rock attitude that so many bands strive for. And after a 12-year hiatus, these punk veterans returned to the scene with the release of 2016’s Armageddon Survival Guide, showing that they weren’t done just yet. Starving Wolves, Casual Relapse and Noogy Y Mas also perform. — LK

Dia De Los Puercos at Four Corners Brewing (New Location)
The grand opening weekend of Four Corners Brewing’s new The Cedars location continues, this Sunday hosting the fifth annual Dia de los Puercos with chefs Kent Rathbun, Todd David and Tim Byres. — LK

Josh Ritter & Royal City Band at Granada Theater
For the past two decades, Ritter has been among the best of the best of the indie, soulful folk music scene. Aside from being a well established singer/songwriter, the artist also wrote published novel, Bright’s Passage, and has been successful with his paintings as well. — LK

Evanesence at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Performing music from their un-released album, Synthesis, the iconic group will be accompanied by a live orchestra as that will accompany it on favorite songs like “My Immortal” and “Bring Me to Life.” Expect a trademark performance from this alternative rock mainstay. — LK

Turnover at Trees
With openers Elvis Depressedly and Emma Ruth Rundle, the Virginia Beach natives will be performing their newest album release, Good Nature that features melodious vocals and a light-hearted sound that’s sure to create an intimate atmosphere when they band takes the stage. — LK

Social Repose at The Dirty 30
With new single “Celebration” streaming now, the inclusivity and community-oriented group will be touring their new album Equivalency, set to release later this month. From Porterville, California, the group is viewed as faith-based and are known for founder Cam Smith’s unique vocal style. Smith has released four EPs prior to creating Hotel Books, with whom he released a full-length album. — LK

Kid Cudi at The Bomb Factory
The Grammy winning, gold-selling, highly demanded producer, songwriter and artist is hitting Dallas on his Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ Tour. Since the Ohio native released the 2008 mixtape that gave him his rise to stardom, the rapper has been landed spots on Billboard charts, appearances on talk shows and collaborated with artists like Jay-Z and Kanye West. — LK

An Evening With Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul at Majestic Theatre
Steven Van Zandt, Little Steven, began his music career in the early ‘70s working with Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny Lyon. As a co-producer for the 1984 hit “Born In The U.S.A.,” the veteran musician has definitely etched his name in rock history. The multi-talented artist also had a featured role in the T.V. series, The Sopranos, before returning to music in 1999. — LK

Thievery Corporation at House of Blues
Regardless of its lack of radio hits, big budget music videos and major label representation, this group has managed to thrive for more than 20 years, headlining at music festivals Coachella and Lollapalooza and influencing an entire generation of producers and DJs. On top of all this, they’ve collaborated with the likes of Perry Farrell, The Flaming Lips, Bebel Gilberto and more. — LK

Night of The LIving Dead 4K Restoration at Texas Theatre
Concluding the weekend long showing with two final showtimes, 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., Dallas comes alive this Halloween season with the greatest zombie musical in history. With 4k restoration of the original camera negative, the film will be shown in its best quality form.– LK

Kings Kaleidoscope at The Prophet Bar
The Seattle native faith-based group was formed in 2010 by lead singer/songwriter Chad Gardner at Mars hill Church. In search of a large, orchestral meets indie pop sound, members were handpicked to assemble the 10-piece group. The group’s sound influences range from math rock and hip-hop to indie, so there’s something for everyone. — LK

Open Carry Guitar Rally 4 at Continental Pedestrian Bridge
Hosted by Dallasite Barry Kooda, this event is all about good music, inclusivity and protecting the right to rock. At this family friendly event, the only guidelines to attend are that everyone remains peaceful and has fun. Bring your guitar or other instrument to join in on the jam session. — LK

Skate or Die Fest at Gas Monkey Live
The music, skate and culture festival will host bands that match the vibes of skateboarding culture like Bowling For Soup, Surf Curse and Summer Salt. All skill levels are welcome to take part in contests like best trick, miniramp jam and the world’s largest game of S.K.A.T.E. in single-elimination bracket style with 64 skaters competing for the title of most radical. — LK

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