The Eight Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, August 29 - September 4

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For Devin The Dude, expect lots of doobies, but no ashtrays

Steely Dan and Backstreet Boys are both in town this week, two bands your friends can't tell if you like sincerely or ironically. Looks like they're about to find out. If you answered neither, fret not! You've got plenty of options. Looking for something a little hard, fast, and intimate? Well, you sound like a pervert. But you should probably make your way to Texas Theatre on Friday to check out a rare appearance from No Age, who haven't been in town for a full calendar year. Maybe you're looking for something with a little more bounce by the ounce, in which case, you've got two hip hop greats and a bangin-ass block party to choose from. Decisions, decisions.


Kool Keith
Thursday, August 29, at Club Dada
Kool Keith was weirder than you when he started doing this in the '90s, and he's still weirder now. It's been a tumultuous and violent fifteen years for Keith's many personas, though most of their trauma has been at the hands of each other. The horrorcore progenitor comes to town supported by a couple locals with plenty of stories themselves in -topic and Buffalo Black. Kiernan Maletsky


Backstreet Boys
Friday, August 30, at Verizon Theatre
14 years ago, Orlando, Florida's the Backstreet Boys' released their third album Millennium. Fueled by BSB's rabid fan base and the success of the album's first, still-awesome single, "I Want It That Way," Millennium set records by moving 1,134,000 copies in its first week. That was pretty much the peak for the Boys. They spent the next several years on endless world tours, less successful follow-ups and eventually the loss of a member, and eventually they broke up. Luckily for them, the Internet sped up the nostalgia process considerably, and the group has a found a second career as a guilty pleasure night for former screaming fans. Which is why Verizon Theatre will be filled with people who are slightly embarrassed by how loud they're screaming for Nick, Kevin, AJ, Brian and Howie D. They shouldn't be. We all want it that way sometimes. Jaime-Paul Falcon


Devin The Dude
Friday, August 30, at Granada Theater
Houston's stoner rap stalwart returns this week to grace the Granada's historic stage once again. This time, the Southern smooth talker will be joined by hometown heroes A.Dd+ and Internet Trap God. This is the kind of bill that bridges the gap between traditional third coast style and the progressive new school rap sound that continues to flourish in Dallas. There's a surprise guest in store you won't want to miss. Lets just say, it's someone who is sure to make you smile. Vanessa Quilantan


No Age
Friday, August 30, at the Texas Theatre
Do we know how lucky we are to have The Texas Theater in Dallas? Not only do they screen movies no one else in town is willing to, but they also host some killer events as well. Friday's No Age show is a perfect example of the theater's eclectic programming.

The band plays chaotically curated noise rock and is fresh off the release of the full length With An Object. The two piece was last in town for 35 Denton's Wet Hot Mess event last year. This should be a decidedly more intimate show. Come celebrate one of our city's true treasures with one of modern music's best live experiences. Lee Escobedo

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11 comments
lainyd08
lainyd08

Backstreet Boys have NEVER broken up!  When will the media get it straight.  Yes Kevin left and he had the option to return at any time.  He went did his thing and came back, all the while the other BSB went on to record 2 more albums much to the delight and appreciation of their fans.  I hope this sets the story stright.

edgeofnorth
edgeofnorth

Backstreet never broke up. They had a 3 year hiatus between the Black & Blue tour and going into the studio for Never Gone. They released Never Gone in 2005 and toured. Then Kevin left. Right after, the other four released "Unbreakable" in 2007 and toured, then in 2009 released "This Is Us" and toured for that album. In 2011-12 they toured with NKOTB as a joint act. Then in 2012 Kevin returned, and they became five again.... But they never broke up.

yoyoyoyoyo
yoyoyoyoyo

If you have not seen Rancid live, that is for sure a must see. And Tim Armstrong is opening the show.  Potentially, one of the best concerts of the year without a question.  

Troll Mallow
Troll Mallow

No mention of Shawn Phillips at Poor David's Pub? One of the greatest voices of out time!

Hannah Abdanan
Hannah Abdanan

Don't hate, Observer. I'm seeing the Backstreet Boys. :-D

Crash Stitches
Crash Stitches

Before I read this...if Rancid's not listed, i'm boycotting.

Tara Manning
Tara Manning

And you know, Rancid... Granted, that show did seem to come out of nowhere.

P. Bishop III
P. Bishop III

I'd give my left nut to go see steely dan - too bad that wouldn't be enough to pay for the $137 ticket

Mark Haslett
Mark Haslett

Steely Dan fellates troglodytes in the stankiest pit of Hades.

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