Feel Heartbeats With José González At Majestic Theatre, Howl With Declan McKenna At Trees And Watch The Patriots And Eagles Duke It Out At Super Bowl LII At Watch Parties All Around Dallas.
Lights All Night, the EDM mega fest that has set up shop in Dallas for some time now, may have been about a month ago.
We were there, on the ground, trying to get the best footage we could. And we did, but it was a lot of footage to go through. The end product was worth it because what we presented on Wednesday was a funny-as-hell video about the top 10 most interesting outfits we saw on those nights.
Check out the video. It’s pretty hilarious because the people of LAN are awesome and hilarious. And their outfits were dope as hell. So yeah, feel free to give that video a view. You won’t regret it.
And yes, while the next LAN is still a way’s away, there’s plenty to do between now and then, as you can see from the list below of all the cool stuff that’s going on in Dallas and the surrounding areas this weekend.
Declan McKenna at Trees
The English singer-songwriter stops in town as he tours in support of his 2017 album What Do You Think Of The Car? The album was described by NPR as McKenna’s displaying of his ability for “mixing politics, poetry and melody.” Chappell Ronan also performs.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Theatre Three
In this new version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, multiple actors will tackle the role of Mr. Hyde in order to showcase the many facets of the villainous character’s personality. Showings through the weekend. Click the link above for showtimes.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Theatre Three
This story is all about falling in and out of love is taking the stage for the final times this 18th go-around. Be sure to check the link above for showtimes throughout the weekend.
Propaganda at Prophet Bar
The LA rapper is stopping at Prophet Bar to get the good vibes going and mind’s gears turning with his clever flows and smooth beats.
Mr. Carmack at RBC
Although many Soulection artists share similar styles, Mr. Carmack certainly has his own feel. In other words: It will be loud, trappy and weird — but, like, the good kind of weird, the filthy kind that makes you want to shake your head and jump around, which most people will be doing when he takes control of this party. — Zoe Mattioli
John Maus at Club Dada
The synth pop artist/philosopher is stopping in town in support of his newest album, Screen Memories, which was released last October. LUKDLX opens.
Squarewheel at Double Wide
Enjoy the ‘70s-style psychedelic rock and roll of the local outfit while sipping on $2.25 tallboys and $5 shots of TX Whiskey.
Yonder Mountain String Band Afterparty at Deep Ellum Art Company
You say “progressive bluegrass,” I say “poor man’s Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.” Let’s call the whole thing off. — Cory Graves
Scary Cherry & The Bang Bangs at Three Links
The local band bills itself as the glitterpunk lovechild of Alice Cooper and Joan Jett and that is most definitely a sound we can get behind. The Guillotines and Texas Jesus & the Mary Chainsaw Massacre also perform.
Dallas Metal Scene Showcase at Trees
And after McKenna finishes up, Interment, I Am Destruction and Gruesome Fate will perform at 11 p.m. at this Dallas Metal Scene Showcase.
Jokes and Mirrors Mixer at Deep Ellum Art Company
San Antonio’s Larry Garza will headline while local talents Wes Corwin, Monna DP, Joey Johnson and Andrew Matthews will also churn out the laughs. And on the magic end,
Ritchy Flo, Blake Dvorak, Monico De La Rosa and James Wise perform at 10 p.m
Messer at Curtain Club
Dallas’ own Messer is a band that blends modern rock sounds with classic rock and metal. Never Your Zero, Dark Avenue and Residue also perform.
José González at Majestic Theatre
The Swedish-Argentine singer-songwriter is stopping in Dallas for the very first time, looking for a warm welcome as he tours in support of his 2015 album Vestiges & Claws. Bedouine opens.
Hail Sagan at The Dirty 30
Hail Sagan is more of an experience. Lead singer Sagan Amery delivers vocals that are booming and melodic, meanwhile former Powerman 5000 guitarist Nick Quijano shreds ears off. And don’t forget about the rest of the crew known as the Nothing. Melodramatic? Yes. Musically effective? Also yes.
August Burns Red at Gas Monkey Live
The metalcore outfit from Pennsylvania released Phantom Anthem, an album with an epic nature that the Alt Press described as being “incredibly otherworldly and fantastical”
Groundhog Day at Texas Theatre
Don’t miss one of the two screenings at this double showing of this Bill Murray classic.
Beuys at Texas Theatre
The Nasher Sculpture Center presents this screening of Beuys, a documentary about the life and works of German sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys. The screening begins at 8:30 p.m.
Native Fox at Main at South Side
The local psychedelic rock band headlines this show where All Clean and Whep will also peform.
Haunted White Rock Lake Ghost Haunt (Sold Out)
The lucky bunch of 30 that snapped up these tickets will go on a ghost hunt of sorts at White Rock Lake. As you may or may not know, Dallas’ greatest ghost story is the classic lady in white tale. And well, they’ll be out looking for her and maybe other ghosts. Keep an eye out for future dates.
Jenny Slate at TCU
You probably know her best as Mona-Lisa Saperstein from Parks and Recreation, but Jenny Slate has a strong comedy game that’s all her own. The show kicks off at 10 p.m. at the BLUU Ballroom at TCU.
An Evening with They Might Be Giants at Kessler Theater
They Might Be Giants went big with its latest album, I Like Fun, by employing the help of Nick Offerman to appear in the video for “The Greatest.” Enjoy the Brooklyn band’s new jams as well as older favorites when the music starts at 7 p.m.
They Might Be Giants at Good Records
But before the duo takes the stage at The Kessler, check out a small, intimate performance at 4 p.m.
Double Wide’s 1980s Prom
Like prom but with alcohol. You know, alcohol you can legally drink. Wear your brightest and puffiest clothes so it really feels like the ‘80s.
Deep Ellum Outdoor Valentine’s Day Market
Enjoy live music and do some Valentine’s Day shopping for that special someone.
Lux Interior Tribute at Three Links
The Gorehounds, Loafers and Drawer Devils will celebrate the life and music of Lux Interior. Doors opent at 8 p.m.
Walk The Moon at House of Blues
The Press Restart Tour is literally that for Walk The Moon. Right as the band was enjoying a sweet spot and a successful stint in the top played songs charts with its song “Shut Up And Dance,” life struck. Lead singer Nicolas Petricca’s father faced illness and the band’s first ever headlining tour had to be canceled. But here are they are now, ready to start 2018 off the right way. Company of Thieves opens.
Faded DeeJays at Club Dada
Ekzile of the locally based Faded DeeJays crew will host this free show. The music starts at 10 p.m.
Tecmo Texas V Bowl at Three Links
Who will reign supreme? Only way to find out is to show up ready to test your might at this game and give it all for 8-bit glory.
Rivethead at Trees
The local rockers get a lot of play at Cowboys games and national commercials, and tonight they’ll show you that rocking as hard as they do is what landed them all that exposure. The Razorblade Dolls, Secret of Boris, Repulsur and Phoenix Rising also perform.
February Artist Market at Deep Ellum Art Company
From 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., you’ll be able to peruse and buy some really rad local art. And if you show up later on that night, then there will be live music to enjoy on top of that.
Backup Planet, Cream Cheese Accident at Deep Ellum Art Company
And after you art it up, jam with String Cheese Incident tribute band Cream Cheese Accident and rock out with experimental punk rock outfit Backup Planet.
The Fab Four Beatles Tribute at Majestic Theatre
This Beatles tribute band out of California was founded by John Lennon impersonator Ron McNeil in 1997. It’s about as close as you’ll get to The Beatles nowadays, so if you’re a Beatles lover, you know what to do.
Local Hub Two-Year Anniversary
They folks over at Local Hub Bicycle Company may be about a month late in celebrating their two-year anniversary, but it was with good reason: they were waiting for their custom-made beer from BrainDead Brewing to finish fermenting. And for just $5, you can get a special water bottle that you can take home and get unlimited refills with at the celebration.
For The Love of Kettle 2018 at Kettle Art
Head out for the love of art. And for the sake of keeping Kettle Art open. This fundraising event will see more than 150 works of art sold for just $50. Hit the link above to see all the artists who will be on display that night.
Slobberbone at Main at South Side
The alt-country band from Denton is ready to rock your face off with its old school hard rock and roll. Also performing are The Mullens and The Speedlights.
Kill Tony Podcast at Hyena’s Dallas
The weekly podcast hosted by comedians Tony Hinchcliffe and Brian Redban stops in town. Show starts at 6 p.m.
Uncle Lucious Final Tour at Dan’s Silverleaf
The members of this Austin Americana rock back will be going their separate ways come March, but not before playing they complete their farewell tour. Glass Mountain Orchestra opens.
Truth In Comedy at Full City Rooster
Truth In Comedy is an eye opening experience as well as a festival of laughter. The comics will start by telling a truthful personal story from their background and then use said story for a stand-up routine. The life lesson here is that no matter what hardships we go through, we have to be able to laugh it off at the end of the day, right? — Kelly Benjamin
Viva Burlesque Presents: Mardi Gras at Viva’s
Celebrate Mardi Gras a few days early with some quality burlesque and king’s cake. Show starts at 9 p.m.
Majid Jordan at South Side Music Hall
Frequent Drake collaborators Majid Jordan (yeah, that’s two people) bring their R&B to Dallas as part of their The Space Between World Tour.
Crush Dallas 2018 at South Side Ballroom
Performing at this EDM dance fest will be REZZ, Malaa, Gryffin and Medasin. Come ready to pop lock and drop, boogie or however it is you get down.
The Porch 6th Annual Chili “Kick” Off & Super Bowl Party at Gilley’s
Either enter your best chili recipe for the contest or just show up to eat some dope chili and prep for the big game. Winners will be announced before kickoff. Individual tickets are $10 and $30 gets in a crew of five in to compete.
Samsara at Texas Theater
This documentary traverses 24 countries around the world and showcases natural wonders, industrial areas, disaster zones and grounds sacred to certain cultures. With a lack of dialogue and subtitles, the film invites the viewer to make their own observations and reach their own conclusions.
All Migos Everything at RBC
The All Everything crew will spin all things bad and boujee.
Super Bowl Watch Party at The Bomb Factory
Presented by The Ticket Sports Radio, this is probably the biggest Super Bowl watch party in town. Enjoy games, delicious BBQ and drink specials as you watch the Patriots and Eagles duke it out. Party starts at 4 p.m.
Three Links Super Chili Bowl IV
A total of 24 contestants will compete across three chili divisions: regular, vegan and other. Winners will receive bar tabs, cash prizes, concert tickets and Three Links gear. Judging starts at 4 p.m. If you’re planning on entering, prepare your chili at home and bring it in a crock pot. And after the tasting, enjoy the big game!
From Parts Unknown, Breaklights, The Ellen Degenerates, It Hurts To Be Dead at Main at South Side
If you’re not feeling the big game this year, then why not head out to Funkytown to enjoy this all-punk showcase? Doors open at 8 p.m.
Dallas VHS Swap at Pirahna Vintage
The name says it all. Bring those old VHS tapes and engage with fellow enthusiasts of the vintage format.
Tanstaafl Pub 23d Annual Chili Cook-Off
The top three chilis entered at the 23d Annual Chili Cook-Off at Tanstaafl Pub will win some cash to pay for some drinks at the bar. Any and all can enter. The judging starts at 4 p.m.
Soul Rep presents Yellowman at South Dallas Cultural Center
This 2002 Pulitzer Prize-nominated, two-person play explores the effects of colorism on a lifelong friendship and romance.
Super Bowl Car/Truck Raffle at Eastside Social Club
You could go anywhere else to drink beer and watch the big game, but if you’re in Lil D and have two bucks to spare, you could possibly drive off in a car or truck if you head to East Side or Oak Street Drafthouse. The funds collected from raffle tickets will benefit the Friends With Benefits Denton non profit that raises money for charities around town.
Big Game Watch Party at Granada Theater
Sip on $3 domestics and munch on $7 nacho plates while you watch the big game on huge screens.
POP Alternative Queer Party at The Nines
This new biweekly party hosted by Puddin Pop and Kilo Kikii will feature live music and live drag performances. Enjoy $3 Lone Stars and $6 boilermakers all night long.
Super Bowl Watch Party at Four Corners Brewing Co.
Four Corners will be selling $3 pints all day and its kitchen will be open. Party starts at noon.
House of Blues Super Bowl Watch Party
This free party kicks off at 4 p.m. Before kickoff, the folks at House of Blues will raffle off some prizes while you enjoy some Cajun-inspired cuisine.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.
Cover image via Declan McKenna Facebook Page.