Shield Yourself From The World with Grizzly Bear.
It's the freakin' weekend, baby. And, as R. Kelly one told us, that mean's we're about to have us some fun.
What kind of fun, you ask? Well, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival and the Rangers' home opener should absolutely be on your radar, for starters. But there's plenty more to check out this weekend, too.
Let's go on ahead and break you off a little preview of the remix.
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
This weekend-long affair features more than 200 visual artists displaying their works, over 100 band performing sets, and some 30 food vendors slinging snacks. Yes, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival has come a long way since its humble beginnings back in 1995.
Texas Rangerâ€™s Home Opener versus The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Yu Darvish was one out away from the no-hitter Tuesday night, which bodes well for this season, right? We think so. But die-hard Rangers fans are probably more excited for all of the booing that will be directed towards former Ranger Josh Hamilton this weekend. Maybe Hamilton will cry? A fan can dream.
Chocolate Festival in Grapevine
Like chocolate and wine? This is the thing for you. It's the absolute best festival in the region that centers around chocolate. Also, it's the only such one we're aware of. Still: Chocolate!
White Lung, Sealion, Big Fiction at Bryan Street Tavern
White Lung is coming from Canada for this show to promote their sophomore LP, Sorry, which has gotten some positive attention from such major outlets such as Spin and Pitchfork. With local punk acts Sealion and Big Fiction also on the bill, this is looking to be a loud one.
Machine Gun Kelly at Trees
Machine Gun Kelly is walking a thin line of just being a crazy young dude having some fun and being genuinely insane. Check the Wild Boy out tonight at Trees and either party hardy or alert the nearest psych ward.
Parkway Drive at House of Blues
Parkway Drive is a metalcore band. They have a music video and song called â€œDark Daysâ€ about the destruction of the environment. This is that music video. It's heavy. But we do feel as if Al Gore would approve.
Rockers vs. Mods at Dealey Plaza
Ain't nothin' better than a vintage Triumph motorcycle. If you spot one, keep it cool. But know that you will spot one. So, please, do keep it cool.
Datsik at Lizard Lounge
Datsik's long and storied career dates back to the earliest days of dubstep, way back in 2008. He's a pioneer, this one.
Quiet Company, The Long Shots at The Live Oak
Quiet Company used to be a Christian band, and then frontman Taylor Muse went and decided that he's not too fond of Christianity anymore. Their latest album, We Are All Where We Belong, is a break up record with God. It's also a really strong release filled with interesting pop-rock arrangements.
Fort Worth Race for the Cure
No one likes break cancer. Most people like races. Help Greater Fort Worth by participating in this good cause-driven event.
Schoolclass Registration at 1222 W. Davis Street
John Neel's new nonprofit, anything-goes school for adults opens today with student and teacher registration. Learn more about this incredibly interesting new venture here.
Grizzly Bear at The Palladium
“Two Weeks” was one of the best songs of the previous decade even before it popped up in an Apple commercial. They'll play that song at this show, I bet. Plus songs from their 2012 release, Shield, no doubt.
April Foolin' at Dada
-topic, Cutter, Brain Gang and Buffalo Black are just a couple of the many locals performing at this genre-bending, seven-hour, two-stage marathon event also featuring artists and food.
Big Texas Beer Fest at Fair Park
Beer is actually pretty great, and the Big Texas Beer Fest is all craft beer-focused. Expect 100 different breweries and over 400 different beers on hand at this affair.
Holly Williams at Good Records
Itâ€™s Hank Williams Jr.'s daughter, yo. She's got a hell of a voice, too, and she performs country songs that aren't boring! Surely, daddy is proud.
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
J&B Boxing Presents Fights at The Fairgrounds
Tony Mack versus Ray Ximenez Jr. might not quite be Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao, but do you really think you could score tickets to that one?
Juan Atkins at It'll Do Club
It'll Do continues to be the go-to spot for all-out dancing this weekend as the club plays host to revered techno DJ Juan Atkins at this party.
Shuttle at Glamorama at Beauty Bar
DJ Blake Ward welcomes the Dallas-dwelling Shuttle, aka Nate Donmoyer, the drummer for Passion Pit, to his Saturday night weekly.
Bipolarpalooza at Hailey's Club
A bunch of Denton bands. A bunch of different genres. Hence the name.
The Glut Life Meat n' Greet at Studio 410
Dallas based food blog Glut Life wants to meet you, so they're throwing this barbecue-based “meat n' greet.” Get it? Meat n' greet.
Artist Signing with Carlos Donjuan at ATAMA
Getting into Juxtapoz is kind of a big deal for any artist. And, since local artist Carlos Donjuan of the Sour Grapes crew did just that recently, ATAMA is gonna help him celebrate.
Dr Sketchy's Art School at Three Links
Wanna draw a burlesque lady? Dr. Sketchyâ€™s was invented for you
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
The Barley House's 20th Anniversary Celebration featuring the Old 97s
Congrats to the Barley House on lasting 20 years. That's a long time, even if the current location is different from the original location on Henderson. Still, celebration is in order. And the Old 97's, Salim Nourallah, I Love Math and more will be on hand to help this establishment do just that.
Shrines, Def Rain, Pageantry, Bashe at Hailey's Club
Cheap tickets, good bands, terrible lines at the bar. Denton, you're so… Denton.
Avenue Q at Theatre Three
A play that is supposed to be ha-ha funny and for mature audiences only. With puppets. Surely, you've heard of Avenue Q before. It's like Sesame Street on crack. Meets Rent. I think?
Gun Outfit, Deep Throat, Pocket Change at Rubber Gloves
Denton's loudest show of the weekend features a couple locals playing support for three-piece Washington state-based band Gun Outfit.
Burning Hotels, Larry g(EE) and The Longshots at Magnolia Motor Lounge
Matt Mooty of the Burning Hotels put together this event here. It's for his wife's cousin, Natalie Wolf, who is recovering from a stroke after giving birth to her third child. Help out the cause and see three of the region's best bands in the process.
The Dog Bowl at The Cotton Bowl
The Cotton Bowl is turning into a massive dog park for this one. Just be sure you pick up after your dog so football players don't step in any poop.