Eleven of This Weekend's Top Shows: Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest, Nicki Minaj, Kool Keith and More

David Bartholow
Twin Sister performs at Gorilla vs. Bear Fest II on Saturday

Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest II
Saturday, July 28, at Granada Theater

In its second year, Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest has (smartly) shortened things a bit, thus giving more breathing room to the bands, which included Glass Candy, Chromatics, Twin Sister, Chromatics, Taken By Trees, Laurel Halo, A.Dd+ and DJ Sober.

Crushed Stars, The Angelus
Thursday, July 26, at LaGrange

A Crushed Stars show happens once every few years. That admission only costs five bucks should make for a sell-out show at LaGrange, and the band's latest album, In The Bright Rain, is deserving of one.
Kool Keith

Kool Keith
Thursday, July 26, at Trees

Easily my favorite moniker in all of hip- hop, Kool Keith's eight albums have earned him the respect of critics everywhere. Who knows which one of his multiple personalities will show up tonight.

Homage Nation: Underneath The Covers
Friday, July 27, at The Kessler Theater

This is yet another interesting concept from The Kessler Theater. Holt and Stockslager will do Simon and Garfunkel, Brent Best will sing Paul Westerberg, Ryan Thomas Becker will play Sparklehorse songs, Nicholas Altobelli does Ryan Adams, Danny Balis will sing Townes Van Zandt, Andrew Delaney will sing Tom Waits and Robbie Saunders will play Gram Parsons songs.

Girls Rock Dallas Showcase
Saturday, July 28, at Dada
This performance will culminate after a week of camp, in which the girls who attended the camp learned instruments and formed bands. Audra has more on it here.

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