Cry With Jennifer Lopez At Her Party, Discuss 99 Things With Hip Hop Book Club, Clinch Jawbreaker In Dallas For The First Time In 25 Years And So Much More.

On Friday, Lil Nas X clocked his 16th minute of fame with the release of his debut EP, 7.

For those of you who have no idea who that is, his viral “Old Town Road” has been inescapable since gaining traction earlier this year on the objectively hilarious video sharing app, TikTok. He might be a one track pony, though — his latest single, “Panini,” while still somewhat of an ear worm, doesn’t capture the same crossover appeal that launched him into yeehaw twitter, whether they liked it or not.

I mean, he leads in with “Ayy panini / Don’t you be a meanie.” The work of a true lyricist.

We aren’t in the business of making paninis or being mean, but we did put together this list of things to check out in Dallas this week. That’s nice, right? — Alec Spicer


Froth at Dada
In the mid-late aughts, Los Angeles became host to a burgeoning garage rock/psych pop scene that fostered the likes of the Growlers, Audacity, Mikal Cronin, the Abigails, FIDLAR and Colleen Green. Froth was part of that circuit, too. After a two-year hiatus, the band is back with a sound that takes some bold left turns and deviates from Burger Records’ orthodoxy. To prove it, Froth released its new single “Laurel.” — Garrett Gravley 

Jawbreaker at The Bomb Factory
Jawbreaker is making a highly-anticipated return to Dallas for the first time in nearly 25 years. That’s a quarter century! — GG

Jennifer Lopez at American Airlines Center
We were a little confused by the name of Jennier Lopez’s “It’s my Party” tour when we first heard the announcement. But, apparently she’s celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the release of her debut album, On The 6. If she doesn’t cover Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit at some point on the tour, her fans deserve to cry.  — AS

The Dickies + The Queers
Two controversial bands who have both been outspoken against the Vans Warped Tour will co-headline a North American run this summer. Their punk cred will be on full display in Dallas as fans drop $300 to see them from premier cabanas. — GG

Chase Atlantic at House of Blues
This Aussie alternative punk pop band has a new album coming out called Phases. I bet if you come to the show and cheer loud enough, the band might play bangers like “Love is (Not) Easy.” — Travis McMillan


Jojo Siwa at The Theatre at Grand Prairie
This 16-year-old Nickelodeon star — yes, 16 not 12 — is best known for appearing in two season of Dance Moms. — Stephanie Salas-Vega

Nav at House of Blues
Nav got the ultimate career boost when Kylie Jenner once posted a snapchat video singing along to the Punjabi-Canadian hip-hop artist’s song “Myself.” We trust her taste in music more than her skincare line, but is that saying much? — SSV

Pro Teens at Backyard on Bell (Denton)
This jazz pop band is making its way to Lil’ D all the way from Arizona. — TM

Screwfest at Villa Lounge
Screw music with the likes of Lil Keke, Crag Boy, Lil Flip, ESG and Big Poke. Guess which one of those names is fake. — TM

Hip Hop Book Club at House of Blues
Influenced by traditional book clubs, this rendition is a monthly discussion about the impact of hip-hop artists’ most iconic albums and projects. This month is all about Jay-Z’s The Blueprint. — SSV


Rob Thomas at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas is out touring again as a solo act, but let’s be real he will still be playing the Matchbox 20… hits. — TM

Bailen at Three Links
This NYC-based trio of fraternal twins David and Daniel and sister Julia Bailen have music embedded in thier DNA, thanks to thier classically trained parents. The band’s debut album Thrilled To Be Here was produced by Grammy award winner John Congleton, of St. Vincent and The War on Drugs. — SSV

Probii at Prophet Bar
William Harrington is pushing boundries with Probii, seeking to create a new style that is built into chapters based on his own life. — TM

Funk You at Deep Ellum Art Co.
If you couldn’t guess based on its subtle name, Funk you is in fact, a funk band. Dallas rock band Chancy is opening the show for the Georgia-based funk collective. — TM

Cody Lynn Boyd at Ruins
This singer-songwriter from Fort Worth has a really bad haircut, but a really great sound. He will be joined by Oakcliff trio The Bralettes. — TM

CBD-infused yoga at The Lumen Room
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Yoga with CBD muscle oils and sample gels. We’re listening… — SSV


American Football at Trees
It’s safe to assume that Matthew & the Arrogant Sea will not open this show. — GG

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit & Father John Misty at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The 400 Unit was apparently the name of a psych ward in Florence, Alabama — where the folk band, led by Jason Isbell, mostly hails from. — TM

BoDeans at The Kessler Theater
BoDeans is permantely displayed at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum as part of the Midwest Artist Exhibit. I don’t think you need another reason to go see them. — SSV

The Boombachs at Harvest House (Denton)
This Denton band mixes hip-hop and jazz in a unique way that would probably make both Miles Davis and Tupac proud. — TM

Hip Hop Violinist Rhett Pice at Three Links
Rhett Price has more than 30 million views on YouTube and has performed on stage with the Dropkick Murphys. Also, he has a song called “Tom Brady Had Us Write This Song, But Then I Kept It For Myself,” so we’re stanning already. — TM

50 Years of Abbey Road at Revelers Hall
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the best band of all time’s best album of all time. — SSV

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