Also Among This Week’s Upcoming Dallas-Area Shows You Should Know: Wiz Khalifa, Social Distortion, Turnpike Troubadours, Teenage Bottlerocket & More.

If any of your passwords are “blink182”, we’ve got some bad news: There’s almost a 100 percent chance that you were the victim of a data breach.

According to CNN, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre revealed that “blink182” is one of the passwords most vulnerable to hacking, joining the ranks of “123456”, “qwerty”, “password” and even (!!!) “cowboys1”.

“Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided — nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team or favorite band,” said Ian Levy of NCSC to CNN.

But y’know what? We say “nay” on that last one. Some artists have names that are just begging to be used as passwords: Galaxie 500, Maroon 5, Jurassic 5, Leikeli47, Tekashi69, Sum 41, 38 Special, 4 Non Blondes, Andre 3000, 50 Cent and so on!

Of course, you can always just pick any random artist and add an exclamation point or random numbers to it — and it would work just fine. No, we’re not suggesting you actually do that. We’re just telling you that anything’s possible, and that it becomes less susceptible to hacking if you add “69” or “420” or “666” to it at the end.

Why, you could even pick the bands below who have just announced upcoming shows in the Dallas-Fort Worth region this week.

New Years Day
Friday, June 21, at Trees
On sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
The California-based alt-metal band New Years Day makes its umpteenth return to Dallas. Diamante and Savage After Midnight open.

Monday, June 24, at The Bomb Factory
On sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
Jawbreaker is making a highly-anticipated return to Dallas for the first time in nearly 25 years. That’s a quarter century!

Teenage Bottlerocket
Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, at Three Links
On sale now.
The Wyoming punk outfit is shooting a music video during this two-night stand. Noogy, Sealion and Fat by the Gallon open night one, and Pinata Protest and the Re-Mo’s open night two.

The Appleseed Cast
Saturday, June 29, at Ruins
On sale now.
Lawrence, Kansas-based emo/post-rock outfit Appleseed Cast have announced via Twitter that a new album is slated for release in June. The album is titled The Fleeting Light of Impermanence, which is apropos to just how quickly people moved on from the Midwest emo revival that was trendy five years ago.

Amanda Seales
Friday, July 5, at House of Blues
On sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
Amanda Seales wears many hats as a musician, comedian, radio disc jockey and a former actress. She was briefly affiliated with R&B duo Floetry, and as of two years ago, pursued a comedy career. Fresh off the heels of her HBO comedy special I Be Knowin’, the artist formerly known as Amanda Diva comes through Dallas as part of her “Smart, Funny and Black” tour.

Lunar Vacation
Sunday, July 14, at Three Links
On sale now.
Atlanta’s self-acclaimed “pool rock” outfit Lunar Vacation released its second album Artificial Flavors last year, and just this year, embarked on its first ever tour. This particular offering appears to be the band’s Dallas debut, and it will be sharing that milestone with The Slaps and Hall Johnson.

Wiz Khalifa + French Montana + Playboi Carti
Saturday, August 3, at Dos Equis Pavilion
On sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
One month following the House of Blues show he played with Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa is returning to Dallas and bringing a tour offering far more stacked bill than last time. French Montana and Playboi Carti co-headline, and Moneybagg Yo, DJ Drama and Chevy Woods open.

Social Distortion + Flogging Molly
Tuesday, August 13, at Toyota Music Factory
On sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
Punk veterans Social Distortion and Flogging Molly are embarking on just one of many co-headline tours making their way through Dallas this year. Sargent House signees Le Butcherettes and California-based Americana outfit The Devil Makes Three open.

Turnpike Troubadours
Saturday, August 24, at Toyota Music Factory
On sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
The red dirt country veterans and flagship act behind Bossier City Records are playing Toyota Music Factory as part of the Coors Light Concert Series, which also boasts for this show openers Jack Ingram, Chris Knight and Giovannie & The Hired Guns.

Sunday, August 25, at Toyota Music Factory
On sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
17 years after the tragic death of Left Eye, TLC are still at it. One week following Chilli’s highly-publicized performance of “No Scrubs” with Weezer at Coachella, the R&B legends have announced a headline tour “with special guests.” So far, none have been announced, but the group did recently announce a tour with Nelly and Flo Rida, so this may very well be worth the anticipation.

Puddle of Mudd
Thursday, August 29, at House of Blues
On sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
Remember back in 2014 when Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin had a meltdown at Trees? Well, he is, coming back through town with Tantric, Trapt and Saliva.

Mdou Moctar + Boogarins
Sunday, September 15, at Deep Ellum Art Co.
On sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
Tuareg musician and “Prince of the Desert” Mdou Moctar and Brazilian psych outfit Boogarins will play Deep Ellum Art Co. this fall during their freshly-announced co-headline tour.

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