The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Week

Mind Spiders
Mind Spiders, Lenguas Largas, Occult Detective Club
Monday, October 8, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

When Mind Spiders' front man Mark Ryan transitioned from the studio to a live band in 2010, it was a breath of fresh air for the DFW punk scene. Since then, he's steered clear of the one-man show, and slapped together a band of some of the best musicians in the area, including bassist Daniel Fried and drummer Greg Rutherford of Bad Sports. In an effort to preserve the lo-fi, garage rock sound, Mark Ryan home-recorded Mind Spiders' second and most recent album, Meltdown, released on Dirtnap Records earlier this year.

Screaming Females
Monday, October 8, at Dada

Since the May release of their fifth full-length album, Ugly, produced by mastermind Steve Albini, Screaming Females have been on a tour of the North, West and Midwest for the better part of two months, including a few stops in Canada. In a surprising, last-minute blog post on the band's website this morning, Screaming Females announced that lead singer Marissa Paternoster has fallen ill with mononucleosis, and "has been experiencing severe chronic pains that have rendered it very difficult for Screaming Females to tour." The New Jersey trio have canceled all of their tour dates after their October 10 show with Garbage in Austin. Better catch them in Dallas tonight while you can, and get there early for the Chloes and War Party.

Couples Going '90s
Tuesday, October 9, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

After a falling out with Hailey's Club's newest owner, DJ Yeahdef packed up his gear and put an end to his popular '90s night. Until now. Catch Yeahdef at Rubber Gloves on Tuesday nights for all of your favorite '90s jams.

Milo Greene
Wednesday, October 10, at LaGrange

Milo Greene--a five-member group, not just a guy--began as the name of the band's fictional PR person who would send out e-mails about their upcoming shows. Guess it worked, because this folk five-piece is booming now.

Tegan and Sara
Thursday, October 11, at AT&T Performing Arts Center

The first time I heard Tegan and Sara's song "Nineteen," I was sold. It's a true coming-of-age tale about the pangs of heartbreak in disastrous love affairs. It's about trying to be an adult before you really know how, something we can all relate to. For the young and young at heart, the duo will be performing with Austin synth-pop band Speak. Tickets are $35. Bonus: Get to the venue early for Patio Sessions, which features The Blurries at 5:30p.m. and is free!

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Let me tell you what I am doing this week - it is a hell of a lot better than these five:


Wednesday - Freelance Whales/Geographer at Trees

Thursday - Antibalas at the Kessler

Friday - New Order at the Palldium

Saturday - TX/OU

Sunday - Trampled by Turtles at Sons of Hermann Hall


Four different venues, four completely different types of music.


Seriously, no New Order under best concerts? WTF?


No M83? Aren't they playing  the Palladium this week? Did they fall out of favor with you guys over the past 5 months?




And that doesn't include shows with M83, Grouplove, The Shins, Die Antwoord, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Afgan Whigs, The Features, Mono, Tennis and Goyte.



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