Good Friday: The "Happy New Year!" Edition

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No seriously, these will definitely look cool on you.
We kind of jumped the gun on this weekend's shows already --- but only to help you whittle down your list of New Year's Eve concerts before they sell out. But hey, New Year's Eve is on a Friday night, and there's still the rest of the weekend's shows to mention.

Here are some we've already mentioned this week...

On Friday, the two biggest rock shows on New Year's Eve are: Centro-matic, Slobberbone, and RTB2 at The Kessler Theater, and Old 97's, The O's, and Whiskey Folk Ramblers at House Of Blues.

On Saturday, Max Stalling will celebrate the New Year at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, and Lalagray, Sundress, and Comrade will all celebrate their hangovers at the freshly re-opened Club Dada City Tavern, we're now told.

More of this weekend's shows after the jump...

Telegraph Canyon, Air Review, Smile Smile
Friday, December 31, at Club Dada (Moved to Sons Of Hermann Hall)

The highly anticipated grand re-opening of Club Dada just got even more highly anticipated: Turns out that the venue won't be open in time for tonight's show, which has been moved up the street to the Sons of Hermann Hall.

Eli Young Band
Friday, December 31, at Billy Bob's Texas

We didn't mention this show in our list earlier this week, but it might be worth attending just to see if he'll give the National Anthem another shot.

Marfalites, Spector 45
Friday, December 31, at The Bone

We also failed to mention this show in our previous list this week, but it's actually going to be quite the spectacle. Aside from performances from two bands who had fairly big years in 2010, there will be burlesque performances and a New Year's Eve ball drop of some form or fashion. Presumably, it'll happen on the roof, but you'll just have to pay your $15 to see.

Petty Theft
Friday, December 31, at House of Blues (Cambridge Room)

If you have your heart set on catching Old 97's at House of Blues and you have trouble getting in, there's always Rhynes and Petty Theft next door in the Cambridge Room.

Hipster Bash Dance Party
Friday, December 31, at Belmont Hotel

Sure, the name is a little trite. But it's a free dance party at one of Dallas' coolest spots. Resident Bar Belmont DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Paredes will provide the soundtrack, and if you spend your last few hours of 2010 over-indulging, hey, the party's at a hotel. But you might want to plan ahead. Rooms are going fast.

Jason Boland
Saturday, January 1, at Billy Bob's Texas

Oklahoma country artist Jason Boland will be bring his brand of Red Dirt Country to Billy Bob's Texas on New Year's Day. If you get stuck in Fort Worth after the Eli Young show the night before, chances are you'll have a good time if you stick around for this one, too.

Spoonfed Tribe, Katsuk, Bayst, Interstellar Transmissions
Saturday, January 1, at Trees
Even hippies need something to do on New Year's Day. For most of us, seeing these funky jam-bands might not be the ideal way to kick off the new year, but a select few will be in heaven. Dread-lock heaven. 

The Sunday Drunks, Leg Sweeper, Prestor John
Saturday, January 1, at Double Wide

We haven't heard a lot about The Sunday Drunks, but Leg Sweeper has made it on several of our year-end lists. Despite using only drums and guitar, the indie-punk duo has a way of producing a full sound. And, if you saw them perform at this year's DOMA Ceremony, you know that they have more than enough energy to fill the Double Wide.

That's it from us. Enjoy yourselves this weekend. Be safe, and we'll see you back here next year.


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