Come In Like a Wrecking Ball.
On an annual basis, it seems, the second week of March is generally one of the busiest in Dallas.
While a lot of this can be attributed to the glut of spillover shows from bands performing in town on their way to or from SXSW, let's face it: Much of the week's revelry centers around the annual Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade. That event, in particular, is one that seems to require just as much energy to attend as it does to actively avoid.
But, hey, it does give you a chance to cross a very important item off your list of things to do in Dallas before you die.
So there's that.
PBR-BQ2 at Dada
Beer, brisket, and honky-tonk bands.
Bun B at Trees
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks at Granada Theater
Home(Townes)Fest at The Grotto
Celebrating the music of Townes Van Zandt.
Burgerfest at The Where House
The record label, not the food.
Dark Secrets: The Stories of Rubberneck at Kessler Theater
A short doc on Toadies' breakthrough album.
Gary Numan at Granada Theater
Are 'friends' Electric?
B.J. Novak: “Crafting Comedy” at Horchow Auditorium
Pujol at Double Wide
No “poo hole” jokes, please.
King Buzzo at Dada
He's a Melvin.
Miley Cyrus at American Airlines Center
It's her party; she can do what she wants.
DMX at Trees
Where my dogs at?
The Pizza Underground at Dada
Macaully Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute.
Elton John at American Airlines Center
The brown dirt cowboy.
2 Chainz, Pusha T at South Side Ballroom
Boyfriend at Verizon Theatre
Their first U.S. tour.
St. Vincent at House of Blues
Bring me your loves.
Joe Rogan at Verizon Theatre
Fear is apparently not a factor for him.
Fox & The Bird at Kessler Theater
Celebrating the release of their latest album.
Les Claypool's Duo de Twang at Sons of Hermann Hall
South by So What at QuikTrip Park
Three-days of pop-punk madness.
Denton Does The Band at Twilite Lounge
Baby don't you do it.
Ludacris at Energy Square
The Greenville Ave. St. Patrick's Day Parade's headliner.
Tyler the Creator at House of Blues
Dave Barry: “The Funniest Man in America” at Horchow Auditorium
We swear we're not making this up.