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Also Among This Week’s Upcoming Dallas-Area Shows You Should Know: Opeth, William Shatner, Cult of Luna, Black Tiger Sex Machine And More.

You know that scene in 500 Days of Summer where Summer (Zooey Deschanel) lets Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) down gently, and then he crushes on a new girl named Autumn right after?

The symbolism behind that scene is blatant almost to a fault, but we can’t help but identify with the shift in mood provoked by this “Autumn” transition. We’re still elated over Texas’ sudden, but welcome transition into fall weather and are looking forward to that feeling you get when you open the door and feel a brisk, invigorating wind blowing over you.

We’re not going to get schmaltzy over the magic that’s in the air, but all of this to say: autumn rules, and that scene where Tom and Summer lock eyes to the sound of “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths was wholesale cornballs.

Another reason we’re excited? We’re now at a different phase of concert announcements, where we get to map out how we end this year and kick off the next one. We’re assuming you share this excitement with us, so just for you, we compiled a list of fresh concert announcements that should be pertinent to your interests.

Asian Da Brat
Sunday, October 27 at Club Dada
On sale now.
Between being a protégé of Gucci Mane and touring with Blueface and Bhad Bhabie, the Dallas rapper formerly known as Asian Doll has been making some moves. She likely won’t be playing a show this intimate for a while, if ever.

Baby Keem
Monday, November 11 at Trees
On sale Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
This Los Angeles-via-Las Vegas rapper has songwriting credits on projects from Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q and even Black Panther The Album. His fall tour follows the July release of his newest project, Die for My Bitch. As of late, he has been received notable accolades from Complex.

Jacuzzi Boys
Monday, November 11 at Rubber Gloves
On sale now.
Remember that time in the late ‘00s/early ‘10s when garage rock was all the rage? Jacuzzi Boys is a relic from that era.

Machine Head
Monday, January 20 at House of Blues
On sale Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
In the early ‘90s, Machine Head drew from the elements of thrash metal, crossover-thrash and groove metal. In doing so, the band found itself on the cutting edge of an extreme metal revival. There was also an awkward nu-metal phase that lasted from the late ‘90s to the early ‘00s, but the band still managed to receive Grammy nominations following a return to form in 2006’s The Blackening.

Lettuce
Saturday, January 25 at Granada Theater
On sale Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.

Trey Anastasio
Sunday, January 26 at Bomb Factory
On sale Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
This guy is one of Phish’s co-founders, and this show is of particular significance to Phish Heads because Anastasio was born in Fort Worth, and because Bomb Factory was the site of one of the band’s most famous shows yet (it was the subject of a 1994 live album recording, and is often referred to as “Tweezerfest”).

Chris Farren
Monday, February 10 at Ruins
On sale now.
Remember the band Fake Problems? This guy was the vocalist. His album Born Hot drops this Friday via Polyvinyl.

William Shatner
Saturday, February 15 at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
On sale Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
He might be Captain Kirk and the Priceline Negotiator, and he may have done shows such as Boston Legal, TJ Hooker and Rescue 911, but none of it will ever overshadow the lingering memory of this tweet:

Black Tiger Sex Machine
Thursday, February 20 at Bomb Factory
On sale now.
Every once in a while, this weekly feature will have that one artist among its throng with the worst possible name imaginable. This is not one of those artists.

Cult of Luna
Tuesday, February 25 at Trees
On sale now.
There’s a genre of metal called “post-metal” that infuses elements of doom metal with those of chamber rock and post-rock. Sweden’s Cult of Luna is one of post-metal’s most successful and notorious bands, joining the ranks of other contemporaries such as Pelican and Isis (a band that formed in 1997 before that name meant something entirely different). Emma Ruth Rundle (of Red Sparowes, Marriages) and Intronaut open.

Opeth
Saturday, February 29 at Toyota Music Factory
On sale now.
The week of February 23 is going to be a good one for progressive metal fans, huh?

The Eagles
Saturday, February 29 – Sunday, March 1 at American Airlines Center
On sale Friday, October 18 at 10 a.m.
Don Henley and Co. will be playing Hotel California in its entirety. The album Hotel California, not the song “Hotel California.” Although they will be playing that, too.

Dan + Shay
Saturday, March 21 at American Airlines Center
On sale Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
You might remember this country pop duo from this year’s Grammys, or you may have seen Billboard hyping them up. They also toured with Shawn Mendes, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton and others. Like ‘em or not, they’ve put in their time.

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