Break In Pride Weekend’s New Fair Park Digs, Check In With The Family At ICP’s Gas Monkey Stop And Be A Nobody With Mitski At Canton Hall. Plus More!

Welp, turns out there’s a better-than-zero chance you’ve been pronouncing Rihanna’s name wrong this whole time. Hear how she said it herself in a recent shout-out for British Vogue:

I guess the lesson here is that there’s always something to learn.

And, hey, if you’re looking to learn what’s going on in and around Dallas this weekend, you’ve come to the right place. All your best options have been listed below. — Pete Freedman


Judas Priest at The Bomb Factory
English heavy metal legends Judas Priest released forward-thinking music for 11 years before achieving much-deserved success in 1980 following the release of their seminal full-length album, British Steel. Now they are considered to be one of the greatest metal acts of all time, along with contemporaries such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Motorhead. — Garrett Gravley

Insane Clown Posse Friday at Gas Monkey Live!
Get familiar with the local Juggalo rappers we recently highlighted if you’re looking to get hyped for the duo that started it all. — GG

The Fifth Element at Inwood Theatre
See Korben Dallas in Dallas. Well, on the big screen anyway. — PF

Ne-Yo at The Music Hall at Fair Park
The squeaky clean R&B singer brings his slick dance moves and somehow smoother vocals to Fair Park. Probably a cool hat, too. — PF

Lion’s Law, Grade 2, Hardsell and Dog Company at Three Links
Oi! (Not to be confused with “Oy!”) — PF 

Kiefer Sutherland at Billy Bob’s
Yup, that Kiefer Sutherland. Set probably won’t last 24 hours, though. — PF

Twin Shadow (DJ set) and Ishi at It’ll Do
Pretty strong booking here for Pride Weekend at It’ll Do as the New Wave-indebted synth-pop act Twin Shadow rolls through for a DJ set alongside the likeminded local outfit Ishi. — PF

Ian Moore at Sons of Hermann Hall
The Austin singer-songwriter’s guitar prowess requires equal attention from the eyes and ears. After emigrating from Seattle to Texas, he not only proved his talent, but became the recipient of seven Austin Music Awards. All the more impressive are his grade-A credentials, which include opening stints for the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan a handful of backing-band gigs with oddities like Roky Erickson. Here, he plays solo. — Calvin Cashen

Jamey Johnson at House of Blues
Fun fact about the modern-day outlaw country singer: He often performs while strapped.  — Cory Graves

Dallas Festival of Books & Ideas at Interabang Books
The week-long, high-minded discussion series continues with a look at whether Dallas can ever become a literary hub. — PF

Taste of Addison at Addison Circle Park
Along with various food vendors, opening day of this weekend-long celebration also features a concert from the Josh Abbott Band, among others. — PF


Dallas Pride Weekend’s Miller Lite Music Festival at Fair Park
This weekend-long celebration kicks off with a music festival headlined by R&B singer Estelle, whose “American Boy” very much still slaps. — PF

Anjelah Johnson at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
After a stint as an Oakland Raiderette, Anjelah Johnson moved to Los Angeles to jump-start another journey and become a stand-up known for putting her family and upbringing on blast. — Mira Scott

45th Annual Dallas Egg Show at DoubleTree Hotel
Yeah, it sounds a little different, and it is: This event showcases handmade, artistic designs that use real eggshells. Not even joking a little bit. — MS

Johnnyswim at The Bomb Factory
Johnnyswim is a folk/soul duo consisting of married duo Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano. The latter is the daughter of the late Donna Summer. — GG

Joe Jackson at Majestic Theatre
All these years later, the “Steppin’ Out” singer-songwriter is still wondering “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” — PF

Taste of Addison at Addison Circle Park
The weekend-long celebration of the suburban food scene actually has a pretty killer music lineup on Saturday, featuring sets from Deep Blue Something, Spin Doctors, Plain White T’s, Smashmouth and All-American Rejects. — PF

Anika, Bathhouse and Lorelei K at Club Dada
Annika Henderson, AKA Anika, spent some time as a political journalist in Germany before she met Geoff Barrow of Portishead. Barrow then produced Anika’s self-titled debut album, which was released in 2010 on Stones Throw Records (Madvillain, Jonwayne, Aloe Blacc). In addition to Barrow, she has also collaborated with other revered experimental artists such as Jandek, Yann Tiersen and Michael Rother. — GG

Ekali at Stereo Live
Nathan Shaw is Ekali, an electronic music making machine from Vancouver, Canada. Huge on Soundcloud, his “Babylon” track in particular is worth all the hype it earned him a few years back. — Marlene Núñez

Tracy Byrd at Billy Bob’s
Have yourself some fun, but obey the law. If you drink at this ’90s country star’s show don’t drive, do the watermelon crawl. — CG

Larry g(EE) at Sundown at Granada
The Dallas pop singer is dedicating this night to covers of the greatest R&B tracks from the ’90s. — PF

James McMurtry at Granada Theater
The son of Lonesome Dove author Larry McMurtry and rising Americana star Curtis McMurtry, the adored singer-songwriter returns to his regular stomping grounds for a set of his own. — CG

TNT Fest at Gas Monkey Live
Local promotions agency Third String Productions throws a super-heavy all-day affair featuring Dallas thrash heroes Power Trip, plus Bitter End, Unity-TX and many, many others. — PF

Mark Chestnutt at Mesquite Arena
The ’90s country singer performs following the Mesquite Championship Rodeo’s festivities. — PF

Slushii at House of Blues
The video game sounds-inspired EDM producer hypes up a crowd of what’s sure to be some energy drink-guzzling young fans. — PF

Dallas Festival of Books & Ideas at Dallas Public Library and the Dallas Museum of Art
The week-long, high-minded discussion series concludes by encouraging its attendees to get into various books on the civic-minded topics that have been talked about all week long. — PF

Dallas Brunch Crawl in Uptown
Proof that Dallasites are some brunch-loving motherfuckers, indeed. — PF

Third Annual Rosé Walk on Lower Greenville
Rosé. So hot right now. And for the last three years, apparently. — PF

Art Conspiracy: Identity at Life In Deep Ellum
Some 50 area artists will have artworks up for auction at this satellite fundraiser for the main event later this summer. Auctions will start at $20 a piece. Tickets to get in run $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Rat Rios and FEEVES perform. — PF

Curtis Mayfield Tribute at The Free Man
In honor of Black Music Month, the Cajun-themed venue will pay tribute to the late, great conscious soul and R&B singer. — PF

Rooney at House of Blues
Sh-sh-shake your way over to see these infectious ’00s indie rockers that got their big break on The O.C., which I still stan for all these years later. — PF

Frank Walker and Felix Cartal at Lizard Lounge
A couple acclaimed EDM heavy-hitters are joining up for this party, which should go late into the night per standard Lizard Lounge protocol. — PF

Lee Foss at It’ll Do
The house master drops by the best traditional venue in town for his aesthetic. — PF

Dead Flowers, Crystal Rippers and Nate Fowler’s Elixir at Double Wide
This all-local rock bill should be quite the rager given Dead Flowers’ ever-consistent draw and the fact that Crystal Rippers, which features a number of scene vets itself, makes its live area debut. — PF

Speedealer, Duell and Amplified Heat at Three Links
Expect things to get loud at this all-local offering, which is being thrown to celebrate the venerable Speedealer’s new Blue Days, Black Nights LP. — PF


Dallas Pride Parade at Fair Park
The big, all-day celebration breaks in its new home in Fair Park after taking place for years in the traditional LGBTQ hub along the Cedar Springs strip. — PF

Pride Belongs in Oak Lawn at Dallas Woody’s Sports & Video Bar
An offering for the traditionalists who’d rather see things stay close to home. — PF 

Mitski and Dilly Dally at Canton Hall
Acclaimed indie rocker Mitski sold out every date on her last tour, including six consecutive nights at the 1,800-cap Brooklyn Steel in New York City. Her last show at Trees sold out over two months in advance. If this one hasn’t sold out yet, it will any second now. — GG

John Hiatt at The Bomb Factory
John Hiatt wrote “Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here,” a song that became a big hit when Three Dog Night covered it. Other artists that have covered Hiatt’s catalog include Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Iggy Pop, Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton and many others. Anyway, the folk legend will be performing an acoustic show at this one. — GG

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult at Trees
Keeping with its ’70s and ’80s vibe, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult summons a tour of sex, blasphemy and dancing at this one. Oh, and Satan. The band’s still real big into him. So, yeah, if you’re down with The Prince of Darkness, then this one is for you. Yup, these guys like the horror stuff. — Ashley Gongora

45th Annual Dallas Egg Show at DoubleTree Hotel
Yes, this is a two-day event. — MS

Taste of Addison at Addison Circle Park
Various cover bands close out the music portion of the weekend-long foodie bash. — PF

Kirill at Sidebar
Some interesting Pride Weekend counter-programming here as the problematic, extremely heteronormative and NSFW nightlife photographer visits this Dallas club to throw himself a party. Wanna get depressed? Watch him struggle through Netflix’s actually insightful-at-large American Meme doc. It’s rough. — PF

Plandroid, Starfruit, Felt & Fur at Three Links
This all-local, weekend-closing bill features a trio of acts that push the boundaries of rock, pop-rock and electronic music, respectively. — PF

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