Ten of This Weekend's Best Shows, Starring Iron Maiden, Fang Island, Shonen Knife and More

Roger Caldwell
A fan at the last Iron Maiden show in Dallas, pledging his allegiance to, uh....

Every Thursday, we bring you ten of the weekend's best shows. Of course, you can find even more of them with our handy concert calendar.

Fang Island
Thursday, August 16, at Dada

More on this show here.

DJ Ruthless Ramsey
Friday, August 17, at Elm Street Bar

Audra's got a good preview about the world's "only cassette mixologist."

Kinky Friedman, Little Jewford
Friday, August 17, at Poor David's Pub

He's my governor, even if he couldn't beat "Governor Good Hair." He'll be at Poor David's tomorrow doing what he does best: smoking cigars and playing country music.

Iron Maiden, Coheed & Cambria
Friday, August 17, at Gexa Energy Pavilion

Fans will converge on Gexa Energy Pavilion in their favorite metal t-shirts to see contemporary metal band Coheed & Cambria open for legendary metal band Iron Maiden.
Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife
Friday, August 17, at Dada

Japanese punk act Shonen Knife has been making pop for a staggering 30 years, and are still heavily influenced in equal parts by The Beach Boys and The Ramones. Get there early for El Paso hot Button and Dunes.

Smile Smile
Friday, August 17, at Nasher Sculpture Garden, 7pm

This free show will feature Smile Smile playing a half-acoustic, half-full-band set on the steps of the Nasher's back garden.

The Wagoneers, Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos
Friday, August 17, at The Kessler Theater

Austin country act The Wagoneers are experiencing a career second wind. Check out the band's country swing and get there early for locals Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos.

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Good to see that Bryan Cranston is in town with his Slayer t-shirt.


Seems like a good weekend to catch a local show....


The Wagoneers show was canceled several weeks ago.


i'm on board with any excuse used to run that photo again.

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