Confess Your Sins to Chvrches.
Tonight is another one of those good nights to rack up some multi-cultural experiences. In the foreign music department, performers from Columbia, Scotland and London will be at Verizon Theatre and Granada Theater. And one of the Oak Cliff Film Festival's opening night documentary's centers around the imprisonment of a Russian punk band.
You don't necessarily have to refer to your plans tonight as a staycation to enjoy the fact that DFW has so much to offer tonight.
But I guess you can if you'd like.
Juanes at Verizon Theatre
If you've been looking to see how much you remember from your high school Spanish class, test your comprehension at Juanes' concert tonight. The world's leading all-Spanish language rock artist comes to Verizon Theatre to seduce Dallas with his passionate Colombian lyrics.
Chvrches at Granada [Sold Out]
Chvrches may not be the easiest band name to spell, but their seemingly misspelled moniker does make them pretty easy to Google. Tonight, the trio brings its indie-pop repertoire to Dallas all the way from Scotland as part of their first ever American tour. London's Still Corners opens.
Kopecky Family Band at Barefoot at the Belmont (Sold Out)
A few weeks ago the New York Times wrote, “If you like Fleetwood Mac, try the Kopecky Family Band.” Coincidentally, both are in town this week. Like all events in this series, this one sold out long before the day-of. Fortunately, however, tonight's Barefoot at the Belmont gig with be preceded by another intimate performance at Good Records at 5 p.m.
Oak Cliff Film Festival at Texas Theatre
OCFF starts off its weekend-long offerings with a bang tonight with the documentaries Drinking Buddies and Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. Stick around after the flicks for their opening night party with Vulgar Fashion and DJ Wild in the Streets.
Wine Walk at the Bishop Arts District
Get your classy wine drunk on as you listen to live music and stroll around the Bishop Arts district. A glass costs ten bucks, and you can enjoy wine tastings around the area in any of the participating shops, most of which will also be staying open later than normal and offering up specials.
Say Anything, Eisley, HRVRD and Northern Faces at The Door
Say Anything starts off their “Rarities and More” tour at The Door tonight. The tour looks to be a family affair, too, as the band's frontman, Max Venus, is married to Eisley's Sherri DuPree-Bemis. And, per Eisley's recently failed Kickstarter.campaign, you can be certain that their daughter will be one of three infants accompanying these bands on tour.
Sweet Talk at Rubber Gloves
They may have gotten their start in Austin, but make no mistake: Sweet Talk's a Denton band, fronted by Stephen Svacina, a former fixture in the college town. Plus, tonight marks just the second stop of the power pop band's current tour, so we'll be catching them while they're still fresh. Hometown punks World of Pleasure (formerly The Novice) and Pink Smoke open.
Cozy Hawks, The Da, RTB2 and Bashe at Hailey's
The El Paso via Carrollton indie dance outfit The Da stops in Denton tonight as part of the early goings of a tour that will also see the band performing at this year's NXNE fest in Toronto. Cozy Hawks, RTB2 and Bashe provide the local support.
Sealion and War Party at Lola's Saloon
Sealion and War Party kickoff their own tour tonight out in Fort Worth. Their Lo-Life labelmates Bitch Bricks and Fort Worth psych-rock upstarts Fogg open.