Dwight Your Wrongs.
Never mind needing to rely on the spillover from next month's Austin City Limits festival or November's Fun Fun Fun Fest: Dallas is smack dab in the middle of a pretty heady festival season of its own.
Just as Elm Street Music and Tattoo Fest and Dia de Los Toadies both wrap up this weekend, we've already got Breakaway Fest out in Frisco and Deep Ellum's inaugural Burger-Fest to look forward to for next weekend. And that's to say nothing of Denton's Canned Fest or Deep Ellum's second annual Index Fest both coming in October.
But first things first: There's a hell of a lot going on this week, and navigating through it all is most certainly going to require some planning.
Elm Street Music and Tattoo Festival
Close out the weekend with Reverend Horton Heat at Three Links.
Dallas Pride Parade
Get your public intoxication on.
Shitty Kisses Comedy Tour at Sons of Hermann Hall
Fun fact: Tour headliner Josh Androsky once ate some shrooms and appeared on The Price is Right.
B L A C K I E at Rubber Gloves
A.k.a. the “One man noise ordinance violation.”
Zedd at South Side Ballroom
Not to be confused with Zeds Dead.
Zhora at Three Links
Light it up.
ZZ Ward at House of Blues
Not to be confused with ZZ Top.
Mumford and Sons at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sigh no more.
Mean Girls Quote Along at Alamo Drafthouse
That is so fetch!
John Densmore Book Signing at Good Records
Meet the Doors' drummer.
Sound Remedy at House of Blues
Dance the night away.
Bleeding Rainbow, Twin Peaks at Three Links
Go twice as high.
Marked Men at Three Links
The local heroes playing their only Texas date.
Minus the Bear, Tera Melos at Granada Theater
They are not a football team.
“Phoenix” at Kettle Art Gallery
A Deep Ellum staple rises from the ashes.
Trillwave's One-Year Anniversary at The Boiler Room
Let the bodies hit the [dance] floor.
Rainn Wilson at UNT Coliseum
It's free for UNT students.
Red Bull Sound Select at Dada
Featuring headliner Black Milk.
Depeche Mode at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Enjoy the silence.
!!! at Queen City Music Hall
It's a killer, thr!!!ler night.
Murder by Death at Sons of Hermann Hall
As long as there's whiskey in the world.
Drug Mountain Reunion at The Where House
A.k.a. the Nevada Hill benefit show.
Red Bull Flugtag at Lake Carolyn
It's not flying, it's falling with style.
Breakaway Music Festival at Toyota Stadium
Featuring Empire of the Sun, Matt & Kim, Wu-Tang Clan, Explosions In the Sky, Juicy J and more.
Darwin Deez at Dada
The most alliterative event of the week.
Valient Thorr at Lola's
I hope the ghosts of the dead haunt your soul forever.
Burger-Fest at Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
I like mine with lettuce and tomatoes, Heinz 57 and French-fried potatoes.