Also Among This Week’s Upcoming Dallas-Area Shows You Should Know: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Deafheaven & Baroness, Gorilla Biscuits, The Beach Boys & More.

Last week, The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, and as we previously discussed, North Texas-affiliated acts such as Post Malone, St. Vincent, Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges and Kirk Franklin received nominations.

On top of the proud representation that comes with having DFW born- and/or raised acts make it to the quote-unquote bigtime, we also have non-local Grammy nominees coming through in the coming months. Just this week alone, nominees Brandi Carlile and Deafheaven were announced, as well as previous winners/nominees Slayer, Hozier and Indigo Girls.

Again, these announcements came in just one week. That doesn’t even cover the shows featuring acts who didn’t make the cut, but they received a nomination in our hearts (or didn’t – we’re not required to like some of the acts that get announced.)

Let’s take a look at this week’s offerings, shall we?

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Thursday, February 21, at House of Blues
On sale now.

Bronx rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie first started making waves following his 2017 single “Drowning,” a number which features controversial rapper Kodak Black. A Boogie boasts features from other artists such as Chris Brown and 6ix9ine, two other artists who are also incredibly problematic.

Pissed Jeans
Thursday, February 21, at Dada
On sale now.

Pissed Jeans rarely ever venture out to the south, much less to Dallas. In fact, no evidence of a previous Dallas show for the band even exists online, so we may be seeing their debut in this fair city.

Deafheaven + Baroness
Sunday, March 10, at Canton Hall
On sale Friday, December 14 at 10 a.m.

In less than a decade, Deafheaven went from playing a free show at Bryan Street Tavern to being nominated for a Grammy and co-headlining a tour with Baroness. Love them or hate them, they’ve certainly paid their dues, and it’s refreshing to see them make it this far in their career.

Gorilla Biscuits
Friday, March 15, at NSFWknd
On sale now.

New York’s revered hardcore punk outfit Gorilla Biscuits makes its first-ever DFW appearance at Canton Hall during the 2019 installment of NSFWknd. Other recent lineup additions include Broncho, Xibalba, Jerry Paper, Ryley Walker, The Soft Kill, and Necrot. And, as always, there is still a lot more TBA. See? We told you the $99 presale would pay off.

The Beach Boys
Wednesday, March 20, at Majestic Theatre
On sale now.

I had to look at the below cursed image of Donald Trump with Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love, and now you do too. If you can stare at this image for 10 seconds without even attempting to scoop your eyes out of your sockets with a melon baller, you deserve to get on the guest list for Brian Wilson’s Christmas show at this same venue with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin this Friday, December 14th.

Electric Six
Saturday, March 23, at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
On sale now.

The two-hit wonders behind the songs “Gay Bar” and “Danger! High Voltage” return to Gas Monkey this spring. Dick Valentine channels a character whose stage persona is rather similar to Freddie Mercury’s and, at times, the vocalist’s New York Dolls influence is pretty on-the-nose.

Friday, March 29, at South Side Ballroom
On sale Friday, December 14, at 10 a.m.

Andrew Hozier-Byrne is perhaps best known for his 2013 single “Take Me to Church.” It’s been 5 years since the release of that single, and now he is touring in support of his upcoming sophomore full-length Wasteland, Baby!

Brandi Carlile
Friday, April 12, at The Bomb Factory
On sale Friday, December 14, at 10 a.m.

Last week, it was announced that Brandi Carlile has six Grammy nominations under her belt. Two months after the awards ceremony takes place at the Staples Center, she will return to Dallas at The Bomb Factory. On that note, she was only nominated for one Grammy in 2015, and has never actually won. If there is any justice in the world, that will change before this show.

Indigo Girls
Friday, April 12, at House of Blues
On sale now.

Since it is now Grammy season, famed folk rock duo and political activists Indigo Girls have won one Grammy and have been nominated for six. They have also collaborated with artists such as P!nk, Joan Baez and Anne Murray. Suffice to say, they’re pretty accomplished, but we already knew that.

Com Truise
Sunday, April 21, at Trees
On sale Friday, December 14, at 10 a.m.

Seth Haley is one of the biggest names in chillwave and deserves recognition, but naming your project after a spoonerism is cliché and needs to stop. It’s bad enough that we have Mord Fustang.

Saturday, May 4, at Dada
On sale now.

HEALTH has toured with Nine Inch Nails and Crystal Castles in the past, and now the noise/electronic trio is headlining their umpteenth Dallas show in early May. Last time HEALTH played Dada was two years ago in November 2016 with Ho99o9.

Jon Lovett
Saturday, May 4, at The Majestic Theatre
On sale Friday, December 14, at 11 a.m.

Jon Lovett used to be a speechwriter for President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Now he hosts two podcasts: Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It. This tour is likely going to be a live version of the latter, mocking “the endless frustrations and absurdities of our broken political nightmare.”

Wednesday, May 8, at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
On sale Friday, December 14, at 11 a.m.

People saw thrash metal legends Slayer alongside heavy-hitters Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament at The Bomb Factory earlier this year under the impression that it would be their last DFW stop in the foreseeable future. That turned out not to be true, as they will be playing Irving this summer with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse. If you missed their Bomb Factory show, here’s your chance to see them on what they are marketing as their final, final world tour.

Dead & Company
Tuesday, July 2, at Dos Equis Pavilion
On sale now.

Somehow, John Mayer filling in for Jerry Garcia in a band with half of the original Grateful Dead members is supposed to be a good thing.

Papa Roach
Saturday, July 27, at South Side Ballroom
On Sale Friday, December 14, at 10 a.m.

What’s your favorite Papa Roach song to slam a Monster Energy drink and bang your head to?

Dane Cook
Saturday, October 26, atThe Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
On sale Friday, December 14, at 11 a.m.

Dane Cook’s status as an easy target in the 2000s culminated amid accusations of stealing jokes from comedians such as Louis CK. Be that as it may, at least Cook didn’t masturbate in front of nonconsenting fans (that we know of).

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