Selena Gomez, City and Colour, Adam Ant and More Top Show Announcements
Editor: Selena Gomez is all grown up and wearing bikinis in artsy movies and ripping off Paul McCartney song titles for surprisingly good singles. Grand Prairie's most Googleable product returns to our fair city on November 3rd. Also in this week's edition of Top Show Announcements: A promising new festival, a dude who was singing about zombies way before that whole thing started and more.
Selena Gomez is coming back to Texas.
Sunday, November 3, at American Airlines Center
Selena Gomez has been one busy young lady this week: She just dropped the new single, "Come & Get It," from her upcoming album, did a debut performance of the song at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, made TV appearances on Ellen and The Late Show with David Letterman, is on the April cover of Harper's Bazaar, had a performance on Dancing With the Stars and is nominated for a Radio Disney Music Award, at which she will perform in late April. Is that everything?
Marianas Trench, Air Dubai, The Good Natured, Protector
Tuesday, May 28, at Southside Music Hall, $25
Even though young Canadian pop-rockers Marinas Trench are headlining, Denver's six-piece hip-hop entourage Air Dubai may be the real reason to go to this show.
Paul Banks of Interpol
Friday, May 31, at Granada Theater, $20
Interpol lead singer Paul Banks is hitting the road solo this spring, so if you're a fan of Banks' baritone voice and guitar strumming from the band, you'll probably like this too.
Wednesday, July 17, at Bryan Street Tavern, $8/$10
Orville Neeley is in so many garage-punk bands in Texas that it's like he's single-handedly tailoring the genre to his own twisted desires (and I'm assuming OBN IIIs are his own initials). Normally free when it comes to shows, Bryan Street Tavern will be charging eight bucks to see this Austin-based band, and for good reason.
First Annual GRÜVfest 2013
Saturday, July 20, at an undisclosed Dallas field, $20/$30
The Facebook event promises to announce two major headliners, as soon as they're confirmed to play this massive field rave at an undisclosed location. Here's who they've booked so far: Michael Todd, Max Carritt, Black Frames, Jamie "J-Who" Seltzer, Hunter Vaughan, Tyler Brown, Passthe40, Euralive, Deep, Joe-C, Trailer Swift, Miss CJ, Kyuubi, Nos Mada, Citizen Freeze, Mars Pluto, R-Mondy and dBa Ren.
Hollywood Undead, Escape The Fate, All Hail The Yeti
Wednesday, July 24, at House of Blues, $26-$31
Help House of Blues in Dallas celebrate its 20-year anniversary with L.A.'s rap-rock group Hollywood Undead, Vegas' hardcore group Escape the Fate and metal quartet All Hail The Yeti. Collectively, these groups have tons of expletives, so leave the kids at home.
Sunday, July 28, at Granada Theater, $32
VIP tickets are also available for this gaudy, post-punk legend. Hard to believe he's almost 60 years old these days.
City and Colour
Tuesday, October 8, at Granada Theater, $30
I'd venture to say that if you're into Iron & Wine, Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne, then Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green would fit nicely in your music collection.