Feel A Second Wave With Yumi Zouma At Club Dada, Fire It Up With Black Label Society At The Bomb Factory And Roar With Katy Perry At The American Airlines Center.
Have you seen all those bikes around town? Yeah? We all have, buddy.
Those things are causing such a nuisance that someone actually decided to start up an Instagram account to document the stranger places where these rental bikes are being left. That local hero’s name is Josh Miller.
Miller’s account has more than 7,000 followers as of press date and its popularity can likely be attributed to the fact that people may be tired of seeing these bikes all over the place and in the way.
So if you opt to grab one of these bikes when you head out to one of these weekend happenings, do put the bike in a responsible place. But if your goal is for your misplaced bike to become internet famous, then play on player.
Yumi Zouma at Club Dada
When an earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, Yumi Zouma split up. Some of the members went to split their time between New York and Paris. But singer Christie Simpson stayed and the band worked on its pop melodies the only way they could: via the web. But with the release of Willowbank last year, the band’s sound regained that quality that only comes from bandmates being in the same room to produce the melodies that brought them together in the first place.. OG Garden and NITE open.
Damn Fine Music Fest at Three Links
Five bands composed of musicians from local bands — including Midnight Opera, Pinkish Black, Pearl Earl, etc. — will play songs written in the theme of Twin Peaks. We wrote about it a while back, so if you’re looking for more details, give that one a read.
A Live One at Deep Ellum Art Company
Cathc A Live One playing a live on, as it celebrates all things Phish.
Polyrthmics at Prophet Bar
The Seattle band’s sound can only be described as the funky music you’d find in a ‘70s cop flick with a slight tint of reggae and blues. If that’s your jam, head on out and give these guys a spin. Medicine Man Revival opens.
The Voodoo Fix, VHX The Van Halen Experience at Curtain Club
A Pre-20th Anniversary Show. Yeah, yeah, Curtain Club’s 20th anniversary isn’t until next week, but hey, they’re starting the party early with this dope show where you’ll jam with the southern rock/funk tunes of The Voodoo Fix or the sweet Van Halen covers dealt by VHX.
Who’s Best at Granada Theater
Whooooooo’s the best? Who? Who? Who? Who? That’s you, if you head out to this show?
Pan’s Labyrinth at Texas Theatre
The 2006 film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards. That’s really all you need to know. Now go watch it.
Schism (Tool Tribute) at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill (Free)
Believe it or not, Schism is the first and longest touring Tool tribute band in the world. And its the only one to be endorsed by the original band itself.
Little Green Men at The Rail Club
The Texas metal rock band draws influence from some of the best bands in history: Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, KISS, Rush — the list goes on. And it’ll take the stage at Rail Club with its usual bravado and high-energy to keep things rockin’ all night.
Travesura at Double Wide
The Long Beach, CA band led by pro skateboarder Leo Romero stops at the Double Wide to play its jams that are a peculiar blend of beach rock and folksy/country. Dead Beat Poetry also perform.
Pueblo at Twilite Lounge Deep Ellum
When we last checked in with Pueblo, the duo was preparing to go on a west coast tour before they headed back to school. And now they’re back in town for a gig at Twilite Lounge, one they say will be their final show in the area for a good while.
Foam N Glow at Gilley’s Dallas
The “World’s Largest Foam Party” comes to Big D. Come ready to jam to the sounds of Corbin Kelly, Laser Assassins, Izzy and many more.
Midnight Madness: But I’m A Cheerleader at Inwood Theatre
This teen flick is a coming of age/discovering one’s self kind of story. Cheerleader Megan is sent to what we would now refer to as a gay conversion therapy camp, even though she is, on the surface a heterosexual individual.
The Rocky Horror Time Warp Show at Angelilka Film Center
Amber Does Dallas presents its take on the future and pays homage to past decades at this Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed show.
Terror Vault Fest
Both venue and lineup are still TBA, so stay tuned to the Facebook event.
Collective Goes BrainDead at Collective Brewing Company
Collective Brewing will be serving up a line of BrainDead’s brews as well as some tasty options from Chef David Peña, including ramen, brisket cornmeal potstickers and conchas for dessert.
Matthew and The Arrogant Sea, Harry Zimm at Main at South Side
The alt-folk, psych rock band from Denton has been doing its thing for a long time now. The band is known to throw in a sax or clarinet or even a trumpet into its mix from time to time and it’s all for the sake of putting on a dope show. Harry Zimm also performs.
Fort Worth Stock Show
It’s that time again and you know you want to do it for the cowboy inside you. Multiple ticket options are available and all you have to do is click that link above and see which option is best for you and yours.
Black Label Society at The Bomb Factory
We’re holding our breath for this one. Black Label Society had to cancel two shows right before this one because of Zakk Wylde’s “severe illness.” Still, we’ll keep you posted and will update this blurb if we hear anything. Corrosion of Conformity also performs.
The Cold Tonys at The Foxhole
The Cold Tonys describes its sound as “psy-fi surf” rock, so the band’s show is a perfect fit for good old Denton.
The Monte Pittman Experience at Three Links
Monte Pittman not only toured with Madonna all over the world — he taught her how to play guitar as well. Serioulsly. And you can get tickets to see him live for just $10. This one is a steal if you ask us. Neil Swanson opens.
With Or Without U2 at House of Blues
A U2 Tribute playing all your favorite U2 hits like “Beautiful Day” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”
Corry Morrow at Granada Theater
Thanks to the help of compatriots of guys like Pat Green, Cory Morrow’s carved out a niche for himself as one of the Texas country scene’s elder statesmen. Tonight he holds court at one of Dallas’ best venues with Dalton Domino. — Cory Graves
Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium at Deep Ellum Art Company
With a name that long, you just know the Deep Ellum Art Company is going to be hopping when this New Orleans outfit comes through town. Billy Goat and Katsuk also perform.
Audic Empire, Bum Lucky at Curtain Club
The southern rock/reggae band from Austin will be releasing it’s album Indica Nights come January 19, which means it’ll probably be churning out tunes from that album as well as jams from its past projects at this gig. idoljob, Burning Slow and Positive Vibe Tribe Band also perform.
Bettye LaVette at Kessler Theater
The Michigan singer is a blues, R&B and soul through and through. Her recordings have garnered numerous awards, including the “Comeback Blues Album of the Year Award” from the Blues Music Awards for her 2004 album Woman Like Me.
Locked & Loaded: Cygnus, Punktronica, Squanto at Armoury D.E.
At this free show, there will be so much electronic in the air that you won’t know what to do but turn into a robot. Or dance. One or the other.
Master of the Mic DDFW Finale at Club Dada
Who will be crowned the master of the mic this year? Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton will all be represented, but only one city will take home bragging rights for being the home of Master of The Mic.
Ichi The Killer at Texas Theatre
This film was listed by Complex as one of the 50 most disturbing movies ever back in 2012 and with good reason. The film follows a Yakuza enforcer who comes across a maniacal killer who really knows how dish out pain and killings. Following the screening will be live performances from New Fumes, Whep, Yaz Mean and Fogg.
Silas Nello at Backyard On Bell
The local blues and folk singer-songwriter will take the stage in Lil D with his almost trademark style that is reminiscent of songwriters of the past.
Art Talks at Mercado Artesanal
Artists Jacobo and María Angeles will talk about the Mexican folk art known as alejibres. The figures were popularized most recently as the spirit guides in Coco.
Daniel Markham, Parker Twomey, Chris J. Norwood at Double Wide
If singer-songwriter gigs are your favorite, then boy have we got a good one for you, as well as a chance to support local musicians.
KYSER Record Releast at Main at South Side
KYSER blends old school rhythmic rock and roll with that contemporary indie spirit that is so prevalent nowadays. And the band will be releasing a new record tonight after Sun Kings opens the show.
The Black Expo at Women’s Museum
Support #BlackExcellence at this family friendly event where area communities will be able to mingle and meet with local business owners. The two-day event will also feature the Hip Hop Summit, Yoga N Da Hood, a choir showcase and various other community building segments.
Midnight Madness: The Room at Inwood Theatre
It’s so bad you need to see it again.
Pegasus Peep Show at Foundation Room (House of Blues)
At this intimate burlesque show featuring Minxie Mimieux, you’ll get not only a saucy show but also a three-course meal and cocktails.
Cool Out at Off The Record
Tony Schwa will be playing everything from Boogie to Funk to keep your night fresh.
Katy Perry at American Airlines Center
Hear her roar…or bleach her hair? Who even knows what Katy Perry is about anymore? She’s famous, OK. Carly Rae Jepsen opens.
Halls of the Machine, Plandroid at Three Links
The instrumental post-rock, alternative band from Funkytown will take the stage to craft an ambience with jams that can be both relaxing and dance-worthy. Plandroid and Casey Hess also perform.
My Friend Dahmer at Texas Theatre
Yes, that Jeffrey Dahmer. This film explores the teenage years of the man who would grow up to be one of the U.S.’s most notorious serial killers.
Dirty Fences at Club Dada
The New York City band is currently touring in support of its recently released album, Goodbye Love. The album is a continuation of the band’s high-energy, fast-paced style of rock and roll. Thin Skin, Mother Tongues and The Bralettes also perform.
Dee-1 at Cambridge Room (House of Blues)
Just $13 gets you in to see this Nola rapper who went from teaching in the classroom to the stage. He’s a rising star in the rap game, and he’ll surely bring his A-game tonight.
Obscene Beings at Prophet Bar
The Vancouver band is bringing its fast, gritty, mosh-worthy punk rock to the stage at The Prophet Bar. Joining Obscene Beings on the carnage will be Safety Meeting, Duh-knee-Ka and Millenial Falcon.
Chit Chat With Enoc Perez at Dallas Contemporary
The Puerto Rican artist will be on-hand to discuss the opening of his exhibition, “Liberty & Restraint,” an exploration of Dallas architect Philip Johnson’s architecture.
We Love The ’90s at Eagle Dallas
DJ Benson Wilder will be playing all your favorite jams from the ’90s.
Welcome Judgement, Dispositions, Lunafrom at The Dirty 30
A full lineup of bands that will make you want to just headbang all night long.
All R&B Everything at RBC
You know the drill here. This week, it’ll be all your favorite R&B jams, from Ginuwine to Mary J. Blige. Only the best for D-Town.
35th Annual Black Music & Civil Rights Movement Concert at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Celebrate Black history at this event that will feature narrations of, live dance and a performance form the Black Academy of Arts and Letters.
Joe Virus’ 20th Anniversary Party at The Church
It’s milestone weekend for DJ Joe Virus, who for the last 20 years has been in charge of the decks and booking at The Church. And tonight, he’ll be playing all his favorites as well as a few remixes of his own
Troop Beverly Hills Quote-Along at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Quote along to this 1989 classic from the comfort of a theater seat and make Troop Leader Phyllis Nefler proud.
Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider at Majestic Theatre
Béla Fleck is perhaps the world’s best banjo player — and one of the best musicians ever. His ability to play bluegrass, jazz, pop, rock and world beat hs made him the artist that has been nominated in most Grammy categories in Grammy history. When he stops in town, he’ll team with string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Together they’ll surely put together a performance that will leave the audience wanting more.
Pop-Up And Chill at 5110 Mannett Street
The third edition of Pop Up And Chill will feature live music performances and various locals selling handmade goodies.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.
Cover image via Yumi Zouma Facebook Page.