Eight of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Patio Sessions, DJ Klever and More
Every Thursday in the fall at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Free
It's time for cooler weather again, and with it comes the AT&T Performing Arts Center's free outdoor concert series, Patio Sessions, which is sponsored by DC9 At Night. They've put together a fantastic lineup for the fall, including Quaker City Night Hawks (Sept. 6), The Cush (Sept. 20), Smile Smile (Sept. 27), The Blurries (Oct. 11) and others. Plus, there are always food trucks on hand, and you can BYOB.
Thursday, August 30, at Rio Room
Rio Room is back with yet another excellent, albeit last minute, booking. Tomorrow,
Rio Room welcomes legendary scratch DJ Klever. Reserve a table here, if you're into that sort of thing. Otherwise, you better get there early.
Saint Vitus, FTW, Garuda
Thursday, September 13, at Lola's Saloon, $15
Doom metal act Saint Vitus will be back in town fairly quickly after their last DFW performance.
Saturday, September 22, at Billy Bob's Texas $18-$45
The Go-Go's will be playing a honky-tonk in Fort Worth.
Wednesday, October 10, at LaGrange, $10
New folk buzz band Milo Greene doesn't seem like an odd booking for Spune Productions. In fact, any of the bands on Spune's roster would pair nicely as support for this show.
Oak Cliff Music Festival
Saturday, November 3, near The Kessler Theater, $12/$20-$25
As announced earlier today, Carolyn Wonderland, Alejandro Escovedo and the Joe Ely Band are the first names announced for the two-stage Oak Cliff Music Festival, put on by the folks at the Kessler. Stay tuned for more acts to be announced.
Rhett Miller, The Gourds
Saturday, November 17, at Granada Theater
Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller just performed as his band's opening act
at House of Blues last weekend. He'll be back at the Granada on Saturday, November 17, in support of his recently released album The Dreamer, his sixth if you count that really awful one from 1989.
David Bazan Band plays Pedro The Lion's Control
Sunday, December 2, at Dan's Silverleaf, $14/$18
Control has gone on to be recognized as Pedro The Lion's seminal album. Its thoughtful, stark and often jarring takes on love and faith allude to his much-publicized turn from Christianity to agnosticism. Pedro leader David Bazan and his band mine his old material, which one can imagine will evoke all kinds of emotional responses from fans, and perhaps even the band.