15 of This Weekend's Best Shows: Miguel Migs, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Iris DeMent and More

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Miguel Migs
It'll Do Club Grand Opening
Saturday, June 16, at It'll Do Club

Ever driven eastbound on Elm Street until it hits the dead end? Then chances are you've seen the It'll Do Club. Shrouded in the long-forgotten East Ellum neighborhood, this club opening marks another step in Deep Ellum's expansion. Plus, there will be dancing, and renowned house DJ Miguel Migs with singer Lisa Shaw.

TV Girl

Thursday, June 14 at Dada

Los Angeles pop group TV Girl used one of rock and roll's greatest new tools to fund the tour that will bring them to Dallas tonight and Denton on Friday. They successfully raised $5,000 on Kickstarter to go towards a van for this tour. Also, it's enough for each member to have a steak dinner every night of the tour. Spook Easy and Blackstone Rangers open.


Butch Hancock
Thursday, June 14, at AllGood Cafe
One of the legends of Texas music at the most Texas-y venue in town.


LMFAO, Far East Movement

Friday, June 15, at American Airlines Center

What can you say about LMFAO that hasn't already been said? My favorite was when Audra accurately described them as Fraggles after seeing their Super Bowl halftime appearance with Madonna.

The Rocket Summer
Friday, June 15, at Granada Theater
Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer looks about half his age. In fact, his band, consisting of Avary and a handful of hired touring musicians, has been around longer than most people think he's been alive. His music reflects his youthful appearance with sugary pop hooks and  angst.

Riverboat Gamblers
Friday, June 15, at LaGrange
This will be a good place to see the Gamblers. They're capable of playing much bigger venues but thrive in smaller ones like LaGrange. Mind Spiders and the Phuss open.

Dent May
Friday, June 15, at Bryan Street Tavern
Paw Tracks recording artist and ukulele enthusiast Dent May will be at Bryan Street Tavern tomorrow night. It's the only time I've ever compared an artist to Barry Manilow and still liked them.

John Oates
Friday, June 15, at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge
Further fueling our metroplex's obsession with Hall & Oates, Fort Worth's Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge will celebrate their grand opening tomorrow night with a performance from Oates, who I imagine will spend his entire set shouting, "I'm Oates!"

DJ Brent Bradford
Friday, June 15, at Sandaga 813
Sandaga 813, located in Exposition Park where Minc used to be, has put together an interesting scene. On weeknights, there is live jazz, but on weekends, DJs like Brent Bradford take over to spin hip-hop, R&B and neo-soul. 

Two Tons of Steel
Friday, June 15, at The Foundry

People are forever complaining that The Foundry doesn't have live music. Go any night this weekend and you'll hear some. 

Tone Loc
Saturday, June 16, at Hat Tricks
Should you find yourself in the bowels of Lewisville on Saturday, stop by Hat Tricks for their '80s party, featuring Tone Loc and a Poison cover band.

Iris DeMent
Saturday, June 16, at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge
The other half of Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge's opening weekend features widely respected country folk act Iris DeMent, whose voice and magnetic presence makes for Fort Worth's top billing this weekend. Hot Club of Cowtown performs Sunday.

Grant Jones, Kirby Brown, Barstow 
Saturday, June 16, at Main Street Garden
If you like fancy drinks and decent local bar bands, then turn up to the Main Street Garden Park around noon for a solid dose of both at the city's first annual Craft Cocktail Week.

Oak Cliff Film Festival Music Video Showcase Afterparty
Saturday, June 16, at El Sibil
Neeks and Night Game Cult perform after a music video contest, which Audra detailed here.

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Sunday, June 17, at the Levitt Pavilion

The free concert series in Arlington hosts this West African collective, touring behind latest album Radio Salone.

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5 comments
Timetomoveon
Timetomoveon

How does a convicted felon own or operate a bar? 

Chris
Chris

Band of Heathens & Somebody's Darling Saturday night at Granada Theater

Evan
Evan

one show is sold out, the other is not. hope this helps.

John Hall
John Hall

No mention of The Weeknd, but the 10,000th River Boat Gamblers show makes the list. You people are sickos.

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