Celebrate A Decade of Walking On A Dream With Empire Of The Sun, Watch The Women’s Soccer World Club With Legends, Take A Trip To Paris With Dior & More.
A lot happened in Dallas over the weekend.
First, your mailbox should get a little lighter, because the mayoral election is finally over. Eric Johnson is officially the mayor-elect of Dallas after defeating his runoff opponent, Scott Griggs.
In more upsetting news, a storm came and went through Dallas in what felt like the blink of an eye, but not without causing damage all over the city, leaving many in Dallas without electricity, resulting in the death of one person and several others injured from the collapse of a crane.
Holy shit. https://t.co/30MfcqHO6p
— Central Track (@Central_Track) June 9, 2019
Not exactly the kind of news you like to hear heading into the week. We’re wishing those affected by the storm — in any capacity — good thoughts and a full recovery.
Maybe you can take your mind off the bad news for just a little bit with all of the things to do in Dallas in this week. — Alec Spicer
Anberlin at House of Blues
The Florida-based alternative rock/emo outfit is coming through our neck of the woods for the first since reuniting last December. The band apparently doesn’t like to be called “Christian rock,” but they didn’t say anything about being called “one-hit wonders,” so we’ll stick with that label for now. — Garrett Gravley
Bugg, Narrow Head and Laffin Gas at Transit Bicycle Co.
If you saw Parade of Flesh’s original announcement on this event and initially thought it was English singer/songwriter Jake Bugg, you’re wrong. It’s actually the self-described 90s alternative revivalist duo Bugg from Bloomington, Indiana. Narrow Head, Houston’s heavy alternative rock band, will also be shoegazing on stage with Laffing Gas. I guess we’ll have to wait for Jake Bugg another time. — Stephanie Salas-Vega
The Play That Goes Wrong at Winspear Opera House
Ever been to a play where the set falls down and an actor gets knocked out on stage? Want to? Great news: you have through Sunday, June 16 to do it. This hilarious English play is an expertly performed farce — think Monty Python meets The Three Stooges with a little bit of Clue. — Travis McMillan
Empire of the Sun at House of Blues
Empire of the Sun celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its debut album Walking on a Dream, and are apparently touring one year too late for some reason. Either way, the electronic duo behind hits such as “We Are the People,” “High and Low” and the title track of Walking on a Dream have paid its dues and are beyond the need for an excuse to tour at this point. — GG
Chelsea Grin w/ Slaughter To Prevail, Traitors, Enterprise Earth, and more at Tomcats West (Fort Worth)
You’re not dreaming — the Eternal Nightmare Tour is coming to Tomcats West with a lineup of Chelsea Grin, Slaughter to Prevail, Traitors, Enterprise Earth and Bodysnatcher. What if we don’t want to wake up from this one? — TM
Belphegor, Dark Funeral at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Bring forth metal. The Devastation of the Nation tour with Belphegor and Dark Funeral have come to Dallas to melt your face off! — TM
Friendship at Club Dada
Three years after its hit single “Capsize” hit over 500 million streams on Spotify, the electro-pop outfit Frenship has finally dropped its debut album, Vacation. It’s only right to follow up Frenship’s immense success with a tour. — Jessika Hardy
The Dangerous Summer at Prophet Bar
This emo-pop band from Ellicott City, Maryland is set to release its fifth album, Mother Nature, after its stop at The Prophet Bar. This comes almost a year and half after its previous self-titled album it recorded while guitarist Cody Payne was in prison for a felony stemmed from a burglary conviction. Hmm. — SSV
U90C V.I.P. World Cup Watch Party with Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly & Tisha Venturini-Hoch at Lava Cantina (The Colony)
The Women’s World Cup begins is finally here. And what better way to enjoy soccer than watching it with United States National Team legends. Don’t forget to wear your red, white and blue. — TM
Anderson Paak at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The California-based rapper, R&B singer, producer and Grammy winner Anderson .Paak made a splash in 2016 with his second studio album Malibu, and sustained the hype in 2018 with his follow-up LP Oxnard. He is slated to release his fourth full-length, Ventura on April 12 of this year, and will be hitting the road in support of it. Joining him for this date is a stacked lineup of openers in Mac DeMarco and Thundercat. — GG
Jamila Woods at Deep Ellum Art Co.
There’s a camaraderie in the Chicago rap scene, and this is most evident by the features younger Chicago artists hopping on with the more established ones. Jamila Woods is no exception to this. The soul singer was featured on Chance the Rapper’s “Sunday Candy” and “Blessings,” and collaborated with Chance, Noname, Kweku Collins and Saba on her debut album HEAVN, which Pitchfork ranked as the 36th best album of 2016. — GG
Culture Abuse at Dada
These Epitaph Records signees are embarking on their first tour since last year’s Turnstile and Touche Amore co-headlining run. They also publicly beefed with Skrillex a couple years ago. — GG
Chon at Gas Monkey Live!
This San Diego progressive rock band has continued to redefine their hybrid of math rock and heavy electronic since its start in 2008. They also just released their self-titled third album, CHON last week. There’s no better time to see a band than when they have a ton of new music to perform — that’s just like, the rules of music. — SSV
Lucas Abela at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio (Denton)
Enjoy the sounds of electric glass shards? Of course you do. Look no further than Lucas Abela.Warning, there will likely be blood shed but that’s expected when one slams broken glass into their face. You can witness his one-of-a-kind act at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios up in Denton. — JH
Metalachi at Andy’s Bar (Denton)
Hailing themselves as the world’s only metal mariachi band, Metalachi take classic rock songs like “Sweet Child of Mine” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” and meld them together for one-of-a-kind sound. — TM
Upsetting, Aztec Death, Heavy Pulp at Three Links
Three Links is going punk with three North Texas bands. Formerly known as Teenage Sexx, Upsetting will team up with post-punk outfit Aztec Death and the newly introduced post-punk duo of Heavy Pulp. — SSV
Dior: From Paris to the World at Dallas Museum of Art
Dior is brining France to Dallas in its latest exhibit, “Dior: From Paris to the World.” The collection, which is on exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art, captivates Dior’s legacy and other fashion icons who have been inspired by the designer’s work. Browse through hundreds of couture pieces, sketches, and more — it’s any fashion lover’s wet dream. — JH
Demun Jones, Adam Calhoun at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Country music artist and rapper Demun Jones is cooking up what should be an interesting performance at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill with his latest release, The Oven. Jones will also be joined by controversial country rapper Adam Calhoun, whom he collaborated with on their 2019 EP, Crazy White Boy. — TM
Charley Crockett at Dan’s Silverleaf (Denton)
Native Texan Charley Crockett gives his eclectic take on country, rhythm and blues with his smooth sound at Dan’s Silverleaf. Crockett plays old classics as well as his original songs like “I Wanna Cry” and “Ain’t Gotta Worry Child” as he brings back the sounds of the past with his own unique blend. — TM
Alex Di Leo at J&J’s Pizza (Denton)
Escape from day-to-day life with this Nashville-based artist who aims to melt your trouble away and inspire you to live fearlessly with his indie-pop sound. Apparently the 22-year-old singer-songwriter gets a lot of his motivation to write new melodies when he travels to new places. Maybe we’ll hear a song about J&J’s pizza after this tour? — SSV
Sim Williams at Three Links
Hailing from across the pond, Sim Williams began as a punk rock guitarist playing in punk rock bands across the U.K. But in 2015, his songwriting took a turn when he began to mix his punk rock past with an acoustic sound that brought out a more intimate version of his inspiration. You know what that is? Growth. — TM
Heatherly at the Box Garden at Legacy Hall
Singer-songwriter Heatherly brings her light and melodious tones to Legacy Hall, performing music from her 2018 album Behind that Beautiful Sound. — TM
Cover Photos by Luke Steele, Nick Littlemore via Wikicommons