Play Destroy With Poppy, Take it Off at the Dallas Burlesque Festival, Make Some Origami With Courtney Barnett, or Celebrate a Trio of Local Album Releases.

For a mere $5,000 you can spend your weekend hunting for Bigfoot with retired baseballer Jose Canseco.

Perhaps hunting skunk apes with a Bash Brother isn’t your thing, though. Or maybe you just don’t have that kind of cash to throw around. Or maybe you don’t like wasting time on things that aren’t real.

That’s OK. There are plenty of other ways to spend your weekend, many of which are cheaper, and all of which actually exist. — Cory Graves


Poppy at House of Blues
The YouTube concept artist, constructed persona/character and pop singer brings her over-the-top bubblegum-ness to House of Blues. It’s like if Sleigh Bells and Baby Metal got together and made something even weirder than you’d imagine. — CG

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives at Kessler Theater
The country historian and former Johnny Cash sideman brings his crack squad of Nashville ringers to blow the roof off this barn. Of the hundreds of shows I saw last year, the three best all belonged to this crew. — CG

Slothrust at Dada
Slothrust is a Brooklyn-based power trio of classically trained musicians that met at Sarah Lawrence and has a really stupid name. But they are amazing. Crunchy, heavily blues-influenced riffs, sardonic, word-play filled lyrics and just enough noise — Slothrust has the whole thing and it’ll really show when it sets Deep Ellum ablaze this Friday. — Stephen Young

Banda MS De Sergio Lizarraga at The Theatre at Grand Prairie
Nevermind whether the music is corridos, cumbia, bachata or merengue, it’s upbeat and catchy. Banda MS, is a regional Mexican group that has won the hearts of many people internationally. So, if you enjoy Mexican culture and want to immerse yourself in it for a night, snag a ticket and go have some fun. — Mira Scott

Falsettos at Winspear Opera House
It’s 2019, and nowadays, modern families are everything but traditional. [Enter stage left] The Falsettos — a family that consists of a brainy and charismatic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, and son. The show revolves around their daily lives jumbled with the lives of their psychiatrist and their lesbian neighbors. All of whom remind us that love comes in many different forms, styles and faces. This touring Broadway show ends its run in town this Sunday. — MS

Rei Clone (Album Release) at Good Records (Free)
Do you enjoy browsing through records, listening to dream pop pretty regularly and getting free stuff? Then cancel your plans to join local band Rei Clone for its album release party and get a chance to win some exclusive goodies. — MS

Last in Line at Granada Theater
Heavy metal group Last in Line is marching towards Dallas and you can either go hard or, go home. Head bang to it or, get a move on with it. Tickets are on sale so, get to it! — MS

Bart Crow at Mama Tried
As a Texas native, dedicated and relentless describe Bart Crow. In the past decade, he has climbed a lengthy ladder to pursue a dream and make it attainable. Crow has solidified his name in the music industry by releasing six No. 1 singles and selling 40,000 albums. — MS

Duell (Album Release) at Ruins
For more info on this one, read our Q&A with the band and stream its new LP here. Then head down to the Deep to pick up a physical copy. — CG

Night Drive, Jake Schrock, Secrecies at Three Links
These outfits make the kind of soundscapes perfectly tailored for film. They wouldn’t be out of place scoring your favorite Netflix sci-fi series. The pictures will have to be in your mind’s eye in this instance, however. — CG

The Roof: A Loving Parody of The Room at Pocket Sandwich Theatre
You cannoooooooot miss the last set of parodies for The Room. You just cannoooooooot. Centered around Ronnie, the all-American hero, he had a great life, a great wife, great friends, and a great job. Everything was just great, until it was not. — MS

Howie Day at Sons of Hermann Hall
Sure, he’s been arrested for locking a woman in his tour bus bathroom. But even the best fall down sometimes, right? Day’s hoping that, 10-plus years later, his fans will have forgotten all about that ugly incident. Meanwhile, others of us forgot he ever existed at all. — Jessica Petrocchi

Pucker Up With Sudie, Nite, Gezebel at Double Wide
Keeping the words weird, raw and vintage in mind, the Twin Peaksesque short film, Pucker Up, brings forth the crisis of mental health and the isolation caused from the stigma that has been created by our society. Visual artist, Said Abusaud imagined and created this film from a dream he had. It is roughly 9 minutes long, and tickets are being sold for $7.00 dollars. You will also want to stay put, because live performances from Sudie, Nite and Gezebel will take place shortly after. — MS

Slobberbone, Micah Schnabel (Two Cow Garage) at Dan’s Silverleaf
Denton’s hardest rocking outfit has been at it for 26 years now, putting them squarely at the beginning of the alt-country movement. — Obed Manuel

Rainbow Kitten Surprise at The Bomb Factory
North Carolina indie folk band Rainbow Kitten Surprise has swayed crowds with its relaxing, melodic and simplistic song writing. Mt. Joy opens. — Jacob Besser

Dallas Burlesque Festival at House of Blues
Keep. Dallas. Sexy and thriving. Partake in industry workshops for burlesque enrichment and education for all. And in one showcase, you too, can become the best burlesque dancer Missy Lisa, the queen behind this long-running annual event, has seen! — MS

You Got Older at Kitchen Dog Theater
Just when you think life cannot get any worse- it gets weird. Mae got dumped, lost her job and had to move back home to care for her dad. Now she’s dealing with an unknown rash and a fantasy cowboy who just won’t leave her alone. You Got Older is a dark comedy about falling apart, whilst failing launch all the while, finding something you may have never expected to find. It runs through March 10. — MS

Kylie Rae Harris, Kaitlin Butts, Courtney Patton at Blue Light
For more info on this one, check out our recent feature on Harris here. You should also know that a portion of sales to this one will go to Genesis Women’s Shelter Outreach. — CG


Keadra Jeter’s “seXXplanation” at Art Basel
Apologies in advance to anyone under 21 who admires Keadra Jeter’s art, but you must wait a few years before you can attend this 21-and-up solo show. Womp womp. But for those of age, come out, show some love and enjoy performances from Kalvin__J, Coup Kid Rodd and art work that explores the relationship between African American culture and Jeter’s multimedia experiences. — MS

Dwight Yoakam at Billy Bob’s
When Dwight Yoakam came into the limelight in the 1980s, Nashville was fixated on country music that was more pop-friendly and, in that circuit, there was no room for someone like him. So he moved to LA instead and paid his dues in punk clubs, sharing bills with roots acts such as Los Lobos and The Blasters, as well as punk acts such as X and Husker Du. The man Johnny Cash himself once called his favorite male singer returns is back in town this weekend. — Garrett Gravley

Willie Nelson at The Bomb Factory (Sold Out)
If you live in Texas and don’t like Willie Nelson (or at least know who he is) you’re committing some sort of felony. — GG

Maceo Plex at It’ll Do Club
It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a partay! House and Techno lovers (especially those based in Dallas), if you don’t know who Maceo Plex is… you have some homework to do. — MS

Monster Energy Supercross at AT&T Stadium
The energy is going to be high. The momentum is going to be high. The lifts are going to be high. Dirt might even get you in the eye, but the crowd is going to be loud and proud. And the ongoing battle between this sports top athletes is going to be something you will not want to miss out on. — MS

Festival of Laughs at The Theatre at Grand Prairie
Picture yourself taking the night off and cancelling anything that consists of work, school, or due dates. Sounds too good to be true right? But it’s not. Take the night off from adulting and have a laugh or two courtesy of Sommore, Earthquake, George Wallace and Mr. Cooper himself, Mark Curry. — Mira Scott

Cupid’s Undie Run at Trees
Do you remember when your parents told you not to go outside barefoot? Or told you not to go outside in colder temperatures without a jacket? Well, it’s time to become the rebellious person you were always meant to be. And you can do it all for a god cause too! Get the party started at Trees, and briefly run for 15(ish) minutes in your undies, then continue partying until you can’t party anymore. And if you aren’t an undies person, who cares! Get creative and dress silly. It’s for the kids. — MS

Saves the Day at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Finishing their ninth album aptly titled 9, Save the Day, is making a one night pit stop in Dallas, bringing with them special guests Remo Drive and Mighty. Songs from the album narrate a story of a group of kids from New Jersey who realized their dreams and became international sensations. — MS

Crush Dallas at South Side Ballroom
Performing at this year’s incarnation of the annual EDM dance fest are Alan Walker, Loud Luxury, YehMe2, B2B, Whipped Cream, Dombresky and ILL76. It’s lit. — CG

2Cellos at Toyota Music Factory
No sense in knocking cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser for their choice of band names. For one thing, they’re Croatian, so maybe some cleverness is lost in translation; for another, they’re cellists working the opera house circuit, and, OK, there’s probably something to be said for having a name that the blue hairs can immediately “get.” Yet, make no mistake, 2Cellos is not your grandmother’s classical outfit — or so goes the concept, which finds these two playing covers of popular songs (see: their Ellen DeGeneres-approved cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”) all fast and furious like. These dudes really put the “hip” in “hip replacement.” Cheap joke, I know. — Pete Freedman

Y&T at Gas Monkey Live
Y&T is a hard rock band formed in the ’70s that’s still carrying on the sound and style of ’70s hard rock to this day. The band was a big innovator of what is now considered hard rock, and the biggest bands of the ’80s — Motley Crue, Metallica, etc. — were opening for Y&T before they ever made it big. — Paul Wedding

Pet Adoption at Blue Light
Ellum’s newest venue will be hosting local vendors, chiefly among them, a host of adoptable pups from Paws in the City. You have from 2-6pm. to make a final decision. That gives you exactly four hours to meet, play with, and get to know your new fury, four-legged friend. So be prepared to come face to face with adoptable pups, a variety of shopping vendors, food trucks and live music from Jared Bishop, Jacob Pierce and Cameron Taylor. — MS

Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights at blue Light
Rock music with a twist of blues and country is being brought to you live and upfront with Jonathan Tyler, and opener Micthell Ferguson. — MS

BRZOWSKI, Homeless, Brujo, Heir Max at The Hive FWTX
Word on the street is Fort Worth DIY venue The Hive is set to close at the end of March. So long as you’re not a fire marshal, we suggest you check out recent Portland transplant BRZOWSKI and a whole bunch of other underground Texas rappers. It’s $10 if you BYOB or $15 if you want to drink on the house. — CG

Space Jam at Texas Theatre
The prequel to LeBron’s animated basketball movie gets a repertory screening this weekend. A Pop-A-Shot contest and dance party in the lobby follow. — CG

Brasstracks at Cambridge Room
The production duo has opened for a who’s who of electronic music makers in giant venues all over the country, like the vaunted Red Rocks in Denver. This will be markedly more intimate. Kemba and Pell open. — CG

Bruce Corbitt Family Benefit at Trees
here’s a pair of memorial shows/celebrations of life planned for the late Rigor Mortis frontman Bruce Corbitt, who recently lost his cancer fight. On Saturday, February 16, at Trees, Creeper, Chemicaust, Rabid Flesh Eaters, Speedealer and The Hellions will pay their respects. Then, on March 9, a still-evolving lineup will do the same at the Ridglea Theater. — CG

HackDFW at Women’s Museum at Fair Park
Calling all tech savants! Bring your attention here and here to this event only. We were told that you, and a team consisting of 2-5 persons have 24 hours to imagine, create and put together original solutions for this hackathon event. Your goal? Leave fear, doubt and hesitancy behind to hone in on your problem-solving skills. — MS


Courtney Barnett at The Bomb Factory
The Grammy-nominated Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett returns to Dallas amid a successful career trajectory that started with the release of her 2015 debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. She hits the road in 2019 in support of her sophomore LP Tell Me How You Really Feel, and will bless Dallas with her first appearance since her McFarlin Auditorium set with Kurt Vile, and her second since her sold-out rager at Club Dada a few years back. — GG

COIN at House of Blues
Nashville’s rising indie-pop stars return to Dallas for the third time in the past year, following the success of 2017 full-length How Will You Know If You Never Try and its singles “Simple Romance” and “Cemetery.” — GG

Saxon at Canton Hall
The ’70s English metal pioneers ins Saxon influenced the launch of U.S.-based acts like Metallica, Crue and even Pantera. But this isn’t just a nostalgia tour for the hard rocking seniors; they put out an albums in 2013, 2015 and 2018. — CG

Movies That Should Be Musicals: Clueless at The Wild Detectives
For this edition of drag performer Brigham Mosley’s series, they take the classic ’90s remake of Emma and add in exponentially more cake boys, turning the whole ordeal into a hilarious cabaret-style musical throwdown. — CG

Lords of Chaos at Texas Theatre
Started up in the ’80s, Mayhem is the most infamous of all the Norwegian black metal bands of them all. They’re the ones responsible for those true stories about a musician that ate one of his band members. Macaulay Culkin’s little brother Rory and musician Sky Ferreira star in this film about the band, peeling back the curtain on its trust-fund-baby members. This if the first of four scheduled screening of the new docu-drama. — CG

G. Love & Special Sauce at Trees
The Philadelphia band will take the stage at Granada this weekend with its brand of hip-hop blues. The band has been jamming throughout the U.S. since the ‘90s, so it’s clearly doing enough to keep the crowds happy and grooving. — OM

Face to Face, Ray Rockett at Three Links
The West Coast punks are halfway through what they’ve been calling their Hold Fast Acoustic Tour. Opening is Teenage Bottlerocket’s Ray Rocket. — CG

George Winston at Kessler Theater
The piano styling of George Winston is so damn fluid, relaxed and cognitive. Imagine walking in the early evening through a gentle mist while leaves swirl above your head. Your eyelids may fall heavy, but your heart is light and airy. Winston has been honing his piano skills since the ’60s, and has been influenced by some of the greats like Vince Guaraldi, Jimmy Smith and Fats Waller. — Roberto Aguilar

An Afternoon of Jeremy Scott at Dallas Contemporary
Among the festivities this weekend are a screening of a Jeremy Scott documentary, and a panel discussion centered around the works of the fashion designer and icon. — CG

Feeves (Album Release) at Deep Ellum Art Co.
Dallas art-pop outfit releases its latest record in conjunction with this show. Falia, Saint Loretto and Clarence James make up the undercard. — CG

Women + Design: New Works (Closing Day) at Dallas Museum of Art
Open since October, Sunday is the last chance to check out the DMA’s current exhibition featuring recent works by seven female designers. — CG

Dallas Tweed Ride at Dallas Farmers Market
The annual, history-centric ride kicks off at noon and travels approximately 10 miles over the course of the day, with lots of fun stops planned along the route to break that up. So just about anyone can throw on their tweed clothes and make it through this one no prob. — CG

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