Guns N' Roses, We Were Promised Jetpacks & the Best Shows in Town This Weekend

Axl Rose
Welcome to the jungle! The one comfortably located just inside the walls of the Gexa Energy Pavilion. After carefully parking your car on someone's lawn, you'll be ushered into said jungle if you purchased your tickets to see what's left of Guns N' Roses -- Axl Rose and some dreadlocks -- on Saturday night.

But if you aren't interested in seeing the band now that Slash and everyone else is gone, here are plenty of other shows going on this weekend, starting with the ones we've already mentioned.

Tonight, indie darlings Memoryhouse will be at Lola's Saloon, and Tinariwen will be at The Loft.

On Saturday night, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Royal, and Bear Hand will be at Trees.

And on Sunday, James McMurtry, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will be at Dan's Silverleaf, and Glossary will be at Double Wide with Austin Lucas and Hell, TX. Also, Joe Lally of Fugazi will be at Bryan Street Tavern along with True Widow.

That's not all. There are plenty of other noteworthy shows after the jump.

Edie Brickell & Heavy Make-Up
Friday, November 4, at The Kessler Theater

Just days after her husband passed through town at a much larger venue, Edie Brickell returns to Dallas with Heavy Make-Up. And while the band might not be any match for New Bohemians, it will still be worth the trip to Oak Cliff to see the former Dallas musical great.

Captured! By Robots
Friday, November 4, at Double Wide

It's a lovable bit that JBOT has put together. He created a robot band that took over, as all robots will do one day, and made him their slave. They tour around making music -- it's an impressive show -- but you only have to wait around a couple of months before they pass through again. In fact, they're playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton on Sunday night, too.

David Allan Coe
Friday, November 4, at Trees

The outlaw country star, loved by both the metal and country music community, returns to Trees.

The Felice Brothers, Gill Landry
Friday, November 4, at Dan's Silverleaf

The Felice Brothers will make a stop in Denton on their way to Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend. And as Kelly Dearmore pointed out in his FFF preview yesterday, the band of former buskers always puts on a lively show.

Tim Reynolds
Friday, November 4, at Dada

You know you had a random white university ball cap and owned several Dave Matthews Band albums. I'm looking at you, everyone. Well, I was at one time guilty of such terrible, guilty pleasures. During that time, I thought Tim Reynolds, who guested on many DMB records, was the greatest guitar player in the world. To relive those fond memories, check out Reynolds when he stops through Dada tonight.

Soul Khan
Saturday, November 5, at Muddy Waters

There aren't too many badass freestyle rappers with ironic mustaches, but New York's Soul Khan, who will be playing at Muddy Waters (yes, that place still exists) on Saturday, looks about nerdy as it gets. Either way, he throws down some impressive rhymes in this battle on Youtube, which is approaching 1 million hits.

Sound Tribe Sector Nine
Saturday, November 5, at House Of Blues

Jammy instrumental act, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, will be at House of Blues on Saturday. So if you want to see what a dancier 311 would sound like, check them out.

Third Eye Blind, Bob Schneider, Telegraph Canyon, Slobberbone, The Orbans
Saturday, November 5, at Festival at the Switchyard in Carrollton

Third Eye Blind was also a somewhat embarrassing, guilty pleasure for many suburban high school kids a decade ago. They're currently touring the nostalgia circuit, playing small suburban festivals like this one. There is also a good handful local acts that make the bill a little more worthwhile. 

Peter Murphy, She Wants Revenge, Hussle Club
Sunday, November 6, at Prophet Bar (Big Room)

Former Bauhaus singer, Peter Murphy, also known as "The Godfather of Goth," still has impressive chops after more than 30 years in music. His show at Prophet Bar will be one to see, especially considering She Wants Revenge, a modern, gothy post-punk act will be opening the show.

...and that's it for us. We hope you have a good weekend, and we'll see you back here on Monday.

Location Info


Gexa Energy Pavilion

1818 First Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Granada Theater

3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Dan's Silverleaf

103 N. Industrial St., Denton, TX

Category: Music


3510 Commerce St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music


2709 Elm St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Bryan Street Tavern

4315 Bryan St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

Lola's Saloon

2736 W. Sixth St., Fort Worth, TX

Category: Music

The Kessler Theater

1230 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music


2720 Elm St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

House of Blues

2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

The Prophet Bar

2548 Elm St., Dallas, TX

Category: Music

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David Allen Coe's old guitarist was at the Granada last night. Recent years he's playing  with with the Allmans, Greatful Dead, a couple of bands you probably haven't have heard of. BTW, his sax man used to hang with Sonny Rollins and Dizzy.

Nik Souris
Nik Souris

I may have to disable Google Alerts for GN'R after seeing this blog and getting misfed 411.  Axl Rose (note spelling) and his Guns N' Roses just rocked the roof off of Gexa Energy Pavillion. Sorry for YOU. Not Sorry for me.


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"Third Eye Blind was also a somewhat embarrassing, guilty pleasure for many suburban high school kids a decade ago."

i'm neither a high school kid now nor was i a decade ago when i fell for 3EB.  great band, great writing, great production.  nothing at all embarrassing about that.

Pamela M Irwin
Pamela M Irwin

"And while the band might not be any match for New Bohemians, it will still be worth the trip to Oak Cliff to see the former Dallas musical great." What the heck are you talking about???????????? Heavy Make-up IS members of the New Bohemians + Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) !!!!! Can ya'll PLEASE get someone who knows at least a little something about music to write about it???!!!!! What idiots!


Re:STS9"So if you want to see what a dancier 311 would sound like, check them out." - WTF?

You missed a great show tonight at the Granada - you  moe.ron

Best show of the weekend -  Tinariwen. Unbelievable musicians.

"The Ghost"
"The Ghost"

Menkena/Hoyotoho/The Orange Sat. at LaGrange

Brian Atchison, Atlanta, GA
Brian Atchison, Atlanta, GA

Best touring rock show today. Axl is still a bad-ass. Too bad for people who listen to journalists who haven't done their homework. I was fortunate enough to catch the Greenville and Atlanta shows this week. I had other commitments that prevented me from attending this show. Glad you enjoyed it.




Here is the story that apparently went straight over the heads of the good folks at DC9: two bands, one-time label mates that released platinum-selling albums on Geffen Records during the late 80's, who both appeared on SNL and the Letterman Show and the cover of Spin magazine - coincidentally appearing in Dallas on the same weekend twenty years later. 

One of these bands is actually from here and features a number of musicians who attended the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts; while the other band now features only one original member, and is from Los Angeles. The band from Dallas playing the totally packed homecoming event at The Kessler gets this disingenuous "might not be any match for the New Bohemians" crap and no show review at all; and irrelevant, talentless Axl Rose and his crew of hired hacks in an outdoor shed gets the "Best Show In Town" headline on Friday, and then a Monday morning blow job to see him out the door as well. Seriously? #DC9/FAIL

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