Good Friday: Festival At The Switchyard, Free Energy, Los Campesinos, Dawes, Valient Thorr, The Thermals, AC Slater, Bush, Paul Oakenfold, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and More!

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Tim DeLaughter and The Polyphonic Spree perform at Festival At The Switchyard on Friday.
Well, we've finally recovered from our Austin City Limits Music Festival hangover--and just in time, too. This weekend's Festival At The Switchyard in Carrollton is yet another suburban rock fest featuring some local heavy-hitters.

On Friday and Saturday, Old 97's, Polyphonic Spree, Orbans, and Robert Earl Keen will perform, along with a handful of other local rock acts. To top it off, it's only $5 per day.

But if you want to stay within the confines of Loop 12 this weekend, Art Conspiracy 6 is taking place at 511 West Commerce St on Saturday. 150 artists have 24 hours to create a piece of art, which is auctioned off for charity at the event. Plus, Ishi, Seryn, and Dem Southernfolkz perform.

But that's not all for this weekend. There are some spectacular shows coming to town--and here are some we've been talking about all week.

Tonight, Free Energy, Foxy Shazam and Hollerado will bring their tubin' rock to The Loft, while Los Campesinos! will be at Granada Theater with Johnny Foreigner and Gentle Ghost.

On Saturday, Bosque Brown, Fox & The Bird, Paper Bird, and Kristy Kruger will play quietly at The Kessler Theater, and Dawes, Peter Wolf Crier, and The Romany Rye will Springsteen it up at Sons of Hermann Hall. Meanwhile, Valient Thorr will bring their balls out rock to the Double Wide, along with Red Fang and Malevellar.

And, on Sunday, The Thermals, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and The Coathangers will be at Granada Theater.

Now, for some shows we haven't yet discussed, let's hit the jump.

No Thanks Fest
Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23, in Emory, TX
This volunteer run, DIY festival featuring hard rock and thrash bands will be free to attend. Among the names playing is Aaron and Stefan Gonzalez's thrash duo, Akkolyte.

AC Slater
Friday, October 22, at Lizard Lounge

I'm not going to lie. I thought Mario Lopez was going to be hanging around Lizard Lounge tonight dressed as his Saved By The Bell character AC Slater. Pete quickly corrected me and informed me that AC Slater is actually a pretty good DJ. So if that's what you're into, check him out tonight at Lizard Lounge, preppy.

Bush, Filter, Paper Tongues, New Politics
Friday, October 22, at Palladium Ballroom

Dust off your Sixteen Stone tape and head down to Palladium for a dose of second-tier British grunge rock from Gavin Rossdale and company. Filter, fresh of a string of four and a half terrible studio records, serves as main support.

King Bucks, The Naptime Shake
Friday, October 22, at The Kessler Theater

For those reluctant to miss the end of the Rangers game tonight, never fear. The game will be projected on the big screen just behind the stage. Also, King Bucks and The Naptime Shake are awesome.

KEGL-97.1 FM The Eagle's Freaker's Ball with Godsmack, Seether and Papa Roach (Friday) and Alice Copper and Rob Zombie (Saturday)
Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23, at Verizon Theater

There will be a lot of people yelling.

Fizzy Dino Pop, Neiliyo, Mikey Rodge, Jason Acton
Saturday, October 23, at The Cavern

Fizzy Dino Pop is more than a dude with a laptop. For instance, the band also has a female singer. And, together, their brand of electro Japanese pop certainly is notorious for getting people to dance their faces off.  

Paul Oakenfold
Saturday, October 23, at Palladium Ballroom

Speaking of dance music, this guy's a pretty big deal in those circles, right?

Brunch with Danny Balis
Sunday, October 24, at La Grange

This is the next in the series of brunch performances at La Grange. Grab a Bloody Mary or three and relax while Dan Paul Balis plays his classic country songs.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Sunday, October 24, at Trees

This show was originally scheduled to happen at Lizard Lounge a month ago. Because of a tour change by Stone Temple Pilots, BRMC, who were the support act, were forced to reschedule. Trees will be the perfect venue for this blue-gaze band's legendary live show.

Sore Losers
Sunday, October 24, at The Nightmare

We've been following this former Dallas hip-hop duo since well before they left for the Hollywood hills back in June in order to have a better shot at a career in hip-hop. Well, turns out, they're back. For the time being, at least.

...and that's it from us. Got more? Throw them in the comments. Oh, and have a great weekend. We'll see you back here on Monday.


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