Good Friday: Arcade Fire, Edgefest 21 and The Rest of This Weekend's Awesome Shows

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Arcade Fire's Win Butler is so pissed at Edgefest.
We've got a full weekend, with loads of shows ahead. Most notably, of course, is the Arcade Fire show at Gexa Energy Pavilion, which is up against Edgefest at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. Check out Pete's breakdown of the two events here.

But, hey, if going to see huge shows with legendary and critically acclaimed acts isn't your bag, we've got plenty of other shows for you, starting with the ones we've already mentioned this week.

Tonight, Woodsman, Tjutjuna, Florene, and Sunnybrook will be at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, The Decemberists will perform at House Of Blues, and Joan as Policewoman plays Club Dada.

On Saturday, White Rabbits will be at The Loft along with Soviet and Bad Design, and Pastime Tavern turns 74 with performances from The Flowers Of God, Here Holy Spain, and many more of Dallas and Denton's Best.

Lastly, on Sunday, Greg Schroeder will perform material from his new album Schroeder at Adair's Saloon.

Check out more of this weekend's shows after the jump.

Backsliders, RTB2
Friday, April 29, at Double Wide

Some of Dallas and Denton's best have teamed up here to put on a show at the Double Wide tonight. And while both acts are playing all over town this weekend in some form or fashion, Double Wide seems like the best setting for this blues-based lineup.

Bob Schneider
Friday, April 29, at The Kessler Theater

Austin's Bob Schneider comes to town every few months to round all the SMU fraternity and sorority members into one place. But something tells us that, at The Kessler Theater, his sometimes vulgar jams will be traded in for his latest, more pleasant material. And don't worry, the frat kids rarely wander into Oak Cliff.

Peelander-Z, Anamanguchi
Friday, April 29, at The Loft

There are many points of interest surrounding New York punk band Peelander-Z, and that's before you even listen to the music. For one, all the members were born in Japan but met in New York, and their first names are all Peelander followed by a different color for a last name. Each has a superhero persona, and they dress in costumes that coincide with their color. But once you get past all that, it just sounds like good old-fashioned, Ramones-inspired, revved up punk.

Billy Joe Shaver
Friday, April 29, at Granada Theater

The Texas-born Billy Joe Shaver has been making records for almost 40 years, but his biggest claim to fame might be that he once shot a man in the face and didn't get in trouble for it.

Tweed EQ, Sir Silky
Friday, April 29, at Fallout Lounge

After a few false alarms, Tweed EQ are actually going to release their new record, Second Tour, and for real this time. The most interesting thing, though, is that they'll be doing it at Fallout Lounge, which doesn't typically host live music. But Tweed EQ's swampy rock and gritty blues would go over well just about anywhere.

Eli Young Band
Saturday, April 30, at Rodeo Center in Mesquite

The Real Texas Festival will be in my hometown of Mesquite this weekend. But as big a fan as I am of The Eli Young Band and their attempt at the national anthem Kansas City a few months back, it'll take more than that to drag me back there for a weekend. But, hey, that's just me.

George Jones
Saturday, April 30, at Billy Bob's Texas

For over 50 years, George Jones has been making music, but I'm more impressed with his perfect haircut.

Yelawolf
Saturday, April 30, at Trees

The latest in a series of impressive hip-hop bookings at Trees is Yelawolf, who will play the Deep Ellum venue tomorrow night. He's only been around for about three years, but he's gaining some traction in the hip-hop scene on the strength of his 2010 single, "Pop The Trunk."

Crocodiles, Sleepy Sun, White Hills, Tang Lung
Sunday, May 1, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

Crocodiles seem to be doing everything right in order to make it in the blog-controlled music world. They're a noise-pop band. They've got a cool name. They are signed to Fat Possum Records. And, they get comparisons to bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spacemen 3, and, of course, Echo & The Bunnymen. But are they any good? See for yourself on Sunday night.

Sundress, Tommy & The High Pilots, The Lindales
Sunday, May 1, at Hailey's Club

It's a hometown show for Denton's Sundress. In the past year, they've turned down their mellowed-out shoegaze and psyched things up a bit. And, if you ask us, they're sounding more interesting than ever.

...and that's it from us. Got any other suggestions? Throw them in the comments. Beyond that, have a pleasant weekend, and we'll see you back here on Monday.

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