Root Your Dallas Stars On To The Western Conference Finals, Enjoy Morbid Stuff With PUP at Trees, Go One Last Round With Slayer And So Much More!

Heading into the week, everyone’s talking about the tribute Adam Sandler gave his old Saturday Night Live castmate Chris Farley while returning to host the show this weekend. If you haven’t seen it, check it out:

Of course, he’s also performed it beforehand, in his 100% Fresh special for Netflix late last year. Here’s that (even better) version:

In both cases, it’s pretty clear that Sandler’s message in this song is for us all to enjoy what we can while we can.

If you’re looking to enjoy yourself around Dallas this week, the below rundown of events would be a good place to start.


The 69 Eyes at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Oh, the Finnish gothic rock band is playing Northwest Dallas? Nice. — PF

Real Women Have Curves at Kalita Humphreys Theater
This play tells the story of a recent high school graduate with big dreams who is stuck working at her sister’s garment factory in East L.A. — but comes to appreciate the hard work and energy of her co-workers, who all struggle with issues relating to personal body image and deportation. — Mira Scott

Wesley Geiger, Jackson Emmer and Garrett Owen at Double Wide
This low-key Monday night hang finds three fine singer-songwriters doing the first task in their title. — PF


Dallas Stars versus St. Louis Blues (Game 7) Watch Party at Victory Plaza
The game’s in St. Louis, but most every bar in town will be screening this one, and the Stars themselves will be hosting a watch party out on the big screen in front of the American Airlines Center. Whether you watch there, at your favorite watering hole or on your couch at home, this is appointment television. Puck drops at 7 p.m. — PF

Elle King at House of Blues
Tanner Schneider, AKA Elle King, is Rob Schneider’s daughter. I know that sort of thing shouldn’t define a person or their art, and that the whole “sins of the father” thing shouldn’t apply to the person whose father wrote Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. In this case, it doesn’t. King is pretty great, and her backing band is largely Denton based. — GG

Foxing + Now, Now at Deep Ellum Art Company
An emo band that was hyped four years ago teams up with an indie act that was hyped 10 years ago to embark on a co-headlining tour that should be hyped right now. Despite the ephemeral nature of hype, the former released their third full-length Nearer My God last year to critical acclaim, and the latter (formerly known as Now, Now Every Children) released Saved just three months prior with Pitchfork describing it as “slick, left-of-center pop.” So there is life after buzz, it seems. — GG

Bear’s Den at Canton Hall
The London folk rockers make a highly anticipated comeback following their sold-out stint at The Kessler in 2017. — GG

Helium Queens, CoLab, Friday’s Foolery at Three Links
Three Links’ usual Tuesday night crowds get an intergalactic shot in the arm as local space-poppers Helium Queens join the night’s regular players on this free-to-attend bill. — PF

The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The Magnolia
Pay your respects to the recently ablaze Parisian landmark. To be clear: This is the 1939 live-action version, not the animated one from Disney. — PF

Tuesday Night Trash at Texas Theatre
The 124th installment of the Texas Theatre’s recurring and free-to-attend Tuesday night screenings of cinematic forgettables finds the team screening the Troma film The Last Horror Film (aka Fanatic). — PF


Girlpool at Dada
Los Angeles-based indie duo Girlpool first made waves in 2015 following the release of their debut album Before The World Was Big. Since then, they signed to the label Anti- and abandoned their more stripped down, drummerless sound in favor of a full band one with the release of their 2017 full-length Powerplant. They would also go on to play major festivals such as Coachella and FYF, and would fill opening slots on tours for big names such as Wilco and Jenny Lewis. Now they’re touring in support of a new album called What Chaos Is Imaginary, which is how this, the band’s third stop at Club Dada, came to be. Hatchie opens. — GG

Slayer at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
People who saw thrash metal legends Slayer alongside heavy-hitters Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament at The Bomb Factory earlier this year were under the impression that it would be the band’s last North Texas stop in the foreseeable future. That turned out not to be true, as the band plays Irving for this stop with  Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse. If you missed the Bomb Factory show, here’s your chance to see the band on what they is now being marketed as the band’s final, final tour stop in town. — GG

PUP a Trees
The Canadian punk rockers return to Trees for the first time since opening for Modern Baseball. Chicago indie band Ratboys open. — GG

Sasami at Three Links
Sasami Ashworth of Cherry Glazerr fame released of her debut solo album SASAMI via Domino on March 8. It features appearances from Soko, Devendra Banhart and Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils. Fans of C86/indie/jangle pop music should definitely check it out. — GG

The Struts at HOB
The Struts have opened for The Rolling Stones, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters and Mötley Crüe. It’s tough to very The Struts as anything beyond egregious industry plants. — PF

TV Girl at Deep Ellum Art Co.
The electronic project fronted by Brad Petering is more than likely named after the Beat Happening song of the same name. There’s no other explanation. — GG

The Breakfast Club at Sundown at Granada (Free)
NO, DAD! WHAT ABOUT YOU! — John Bender


GvsB VII at Granada Theater
The long-dormant Chromatics are back for the first time in five years, playing a certain fighting animal-themed blog’s seventh annual namesake fest. Joining them on stage will be Desire and In Mirrors. Helena Deland, Lou Rebecca and Lisel open. — GG

The Cult at HOB
English rock band that used to be goth/post-punk but somehow toured with Bush and Stone Temple Pilots last year will be back in North America and return to their usual Dallas stomping grounds at House of Blues. — GG

The Killers at The Bomb Factory (SOLD OUT)
Right before they headline KAABOO Texas in Arlington with Lionel Richie, the band that Mitt Romney once famously said he enjoys plays a fairly intimate show at The Bomb Factory. — GG

Yungblud at Club Dada (SOLD OUT)
This dude is dating Halsey, and recently did a collaboration with her and Travis Barker. Apparently, he’s also in the studio with Machine Gun Kelly recently. — GG

AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club
How’s the party scene since they moved to a new course last year? Maybe you should try to swing — get it? swing? — some tickets and find out for yourself! — PF

Charley Crockett at Dan’s Silverleaf
The sometimes Dallas-based Crockett brings his turn-back-the-clock stew of blues, folk and Americana to Denton for a fairly intimate area gig. — PF

BoomBox at Canton Hall
Dallas’ own Mark Farina opens this night filled with psychedelic electronic music with his own “mushroom jazz” aesthetic. — PF

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