The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, January 17-20
Stalley, Ace Mitch, Dustin Cavazos, Nice Major, -Topic, KO Boyz
Saturday, January 19, at The Prophet Bar, $18
Maybach Music Group rapper Stalley was busy in 2012, mostly with the release of his popular mixtape, Savage Journey to the American Dream, featuring heavy-hitters like Rick Ross, Curren$y, 2 Chainz and Wale. The poetic rapper keeps it smart and savvy with lyrics ranging from politics to geography and pairs them with dreamy, intoxicating beats. He hit the ground running in 2013 with a new tour that will bring him to Dallas this week. Local hip-hop scene caretakers Ace Mitch, underground rapper Dustin Cavazos, Nice Major, -topic and KO Boyz fill out this not-to-be-missed hip-hop bill at The Prophet Bar this weekend.
KXT 91.7 presents Keane, Youngblood Hawke
Friday, January 18, at House of Blues, $35
On top of a UK and Ireland arena tour, British alternative band Keane are initiating a 17-date U.S. tour that just kicked off last week. The band is making their way around the globe in support of their latest full-length, Strangeland. They've carved out a pit stop at the House of Blues with indie up-and-comers Youngblood Hawke, all of which is presented by local eclectic and alternative station KXT 91.7. Tickets are 35 buckaroos.
Friday, January 18, at The Kessler Theater, $30
Americana music legend Lucinda Williams is making her way through the U.S. after the release of her latest return-to-form, Blessed, which she will surely pull from heavily for her second set at The Kessler this week. Check out her animated music video for the track "Copenhagen," for an idea of her new-found direction.
Jack Oblivian, The Black Dotz
Saturday, January 19, at Dada, $10
Jack Yarber is most well known for his garage rock outfit The Oblivians, although he is headed out solo this winter. Check out his tune "Rat City" to get a good feel for him. Famed local DJ Wanz Dover fronts Dallas' post-punk group The Black Dotz, who open the show.
Sundress, Skeleton Coast, Sacco and Vanzetti, Biographies
Sunday, January 20, at Dan's Silverleaf, $7
Sunday will prove more ethereal than lazy this week, as local dream-pop group Sundress headlines an impossibly good Denton bill. The quartet garnered a bit of buzz after the release of their 2011 self-titled EP, and are currently working on a debut LP. Garage-sounding shoegaze band Skeleton Coast will co-headline, in hopes of selling some of their freshly pressed vinyl. The group, who call their genre "swimgaze," just released a full-length through Fort Worth's analog-only recording studio Dreamy Soundz. Acoustic pop group Sacco and Vanzetti and loud, six-piece electro band Biographies open the show. Perfect sounds for your Sunday hangover.