See The Greatest Show With Hugh Jackman, Save It For Rich The Kid at House Of Blues And Find Wade Bowen Out Of The Inconsistent Chaos. Plus more!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, everyone’s favorite Texas-owned burger chain was sold to a bank in Chicago this week.

Until now, Whataburger has been family-owned for the last 69 years (nice) since opening in 1950. And while the San-Antonio-based company has reassured its fans that it “will always be texan,” some people took to twitter in disappointment with claims that the home of the honey butter chicken biscuit was selling out. JJ Watt even (presumably as a joke) suggested texans coming together to buy it back. And to add kolaches to the menu?

Although it’s the end of an era, we aren’t worried. In fact, much like Austin’s El Arroyo, we’re pretty sure Chicago knows better than to mess with Texas.

What we are worried about, though, is how we’re going to find the time to check out everything happening in Dallas this week. — Alec Spicer


Tacocat at Club Dada
“Tacocat” spelled backwards is “Tacocat.” And “Trent Reznor” spelled backwards is “Ron Zertnert.” — Garrett Gravley 

Gloryhammer at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Gloryhammer is an anglo-Swiss symphonic space-metal band. If that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what else will. – Stephanie Salas-Vega

Tropa Magica at Transit Bicycle Company
Tropa Magica describes its unique sound as psychedelic cumbia-punk sound is a sound not Latino enough for Mexicans and not surf enough for psych-punks. The Bralettes will open. — SSV 

Shakespeare in the Bar: Twelfth Night at The Wild Detectives
If music be the food of love, what is beer? The libation of fun? Either way, play on. — Travis McMillan


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Winspear Opera House
From a little girl growing up on the streets of New York City to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, this play tells the story of the legendary Carole King through her own music. — TM

Alex Aiono at Trees
This 21-year-old singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation began his career performing covers and mash ups of hits like Drake’s “One Dance.” Aiono also counts features from Trinidad Cardona and T-Pain in his songbook. — SSV

Royal Thunder at Club Dada
This haunting hard rock band from Atlanta, Georgia will strike Club Dada with dark rhythms and soulful vocals. — SSV

Raja Kumari at House of Blues
Raja Kumari is an Indian-American songwriter and rapper with a resume that includes collaborations with artists like Gwen Stefani and Fall Out Boy, but she just put out a solo EP called Bloodline, earlier this year. Her sound isn’t far off from American rap, but she’s still very influenced by her Indian heritage. – SSV

Destroyer of Light at Dan’s Silver Leaf
Destroyer of Light is making the short drive up I-35 from Austin to bring you its melodic doom metal. Local metal favorites Diselbeast and Monogamizer are opening the show.  — TM


Hugh Jackman at American Airlines Center
Who wouldn’t want to see Wolverine dance and sing songs from stage and screen, including from the best selling soundtrack The Greatest Showman? — TM

Parachute at Granada Theater
Parachute, formerly known as Sparky’s Flaw, is a pop-rock band of five childhood friends who turned its high school jam sessions into major-label record deals. Its mix of rock, funk and soul will take you back to the summers of the early 2010s. — SSV

Monsieur Periné at House of Blues
This jazz musical collective from Bogata, Colombia is a combination of Afro-Colombian, Latin and French influences. Its breakout album Caja de Musica earned a Latin Grammy for best new artist in 2015. Lead singer Catalina Garcia also sings in a bunch of different languages. The talent! — SSV

Frances Heidy at Three Links
Frances Heidy is a guy who plays music and apparently doesn’t have much of a social media presence. Maybe his music is good. Go see him and find out. — TM

Mario Cruz and Friends at Shipping & Receiving (Fort Worth)
Fort Worth’s own Mario Cruz has returned home after being in New York for 25 years, and he’s bringing some of his friends for a special performance for all you jazz-loving Texans. — TM 

Juneteenth Celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
Celebrate Juneteenth with the whole family as the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center hosts food trucks, free health screenings and more. — TM

Jawbox at Trees
The band that Steve Albini once confused for Jawbreaker reunited in 2009 for a performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and have been dormant ever since. On Monday, they announced a reunion tour out of nowhere, and we are lucky enough to be witnessing their first DFW appearance in over 20 years. — GG


Son Volt at Kessler
Alt-Country is apparently a thing and Son Volt was influential to it beginnings. They also have a new album out called Union. Does that make it Alt-Alt-Country? — TM

Remo Drive at Club Dada
Minnesota emo outfit Remo Drive has developed a strong underground following over the years, and it achieved even more notoriety last year after signing onto Epitaph Records and touring with the likes of Saves the Day and Sorority Noise. Last week, they released an EP titled Pop Music, and will probably hit us with more releases in the not-too-distant future. — GG

Nita Strauss at Trees
She’s a heavy metal guitarist best known as a member of the all-female tribute band, The Iron Maidens, and Alison Cooper’s former touring guitarist. So basically, a badass. — SSV

Operators at Three Links
Operators is a new-ish project of Wolf Parade and Divine Fits member Dan Boeckner. The Canadian outfit will be swinging through DFW as part of its “Radiant Dawn” tour. — GG

Rich the Kid at House of Blues
Atlanta rapper Rich the Kid will embark on a summer tour in support of his second full-length album The World is Yours 2, which features collaborations from Young Thug, Offset, Miguel and YoungBoy Never Broke Again. His previous LP The World Is Yours boasted even more impressive features from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Future, Swae Lee and Trippie Redd.
Update: This show has been canceled. — GG

Wade Bowen at Lava Cantina (The Colony)
This Texas country singer just put out a pretty heavy documentary called Inconsistent Chaosdetailing his year from hell, including vocal surgery and the loss of a loved one. We’re excited to welcome him back. — SSV

Dayglow at Prophet Bar
Dayglow is an Austin-based alternative indie-pop project by artist Sloan Struble. He just announced a tour with indie darlings COIN, so he’s probably about to blow up. — SSV

Paul Gilbert at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Paul Gilbert is a heavy metal guitarist best known as an ace shredder and co-founder of the late ‘80s rock supergroup, Mr. Big. So yeah, he’s kind of a Mr. Big deal. — SSV

Powell brothers at The Blue Light Dallas
The Powell Brothers is a Houston-based country/Americana group founded by brothers Taylor and Blake Powell. They’re super into sports, too. — SSV

Zach Peterson and Carly Ballerini at Main at South Side
Zach and Carly are stopping by for their “Laugh Your MASS Off” tour. Carly writes for Cards Against Humanity, so you’re almost guaranteed to have a good time, right? — SSV

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