The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 10/20-10/26

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Sorry that the beautiful, beautiful weekend left you. It's sad, but the weekend will be back in a few days, so chill. You've got some serious clinginess issues. To tide you over, we've got a few shows to keep you company: Ne-Yo is stopping by the House of Blues, Gardens & Villa headlines a show at Club Dada, and Of Montreal plays Trees. And of course, there's more. There's always more.


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The Ultimate List of Dallas Halloween Music Celebrations

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Halloween is just around the corner. Have you planned out costume yet?
Halloween is great when you're a kid, but let's face it: It's at its best when you're an adult. Everybody relishes dressing up as a provocative cat or as a zombie. Also, we especially love getting trashed while playing dress up. In fact, Halloween is the best holiday. It easily trumps Thanksgiving because you don't have to spend time with weird family members who throw around pejoratives with the ease of a chef making an omelet. Christmas, no. Your mother doesn't question why you're single during Halloween.

Halloween is what's keeping you young. You are playing make believe a little bit (in a literal sense, rather than the usual, delusional sense). But, you're also doing grown-up things like drinking responsibly and catching shows. So where are the best places in Dallas to get your Halloween on? It's never too early to start planning ahead.

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 10/17-10/19

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The weekend is here and as per usual there's a few suggestions for concerts around Dallas that we'd like to throw your way. No pressure. The choice is yours. But, just know that Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias are gonna hold it down at American Airlines Center, Sharon Van Etten hits the Kessler, pop sensation Charli XCX is performing at Trees, and Spinster Records opens its doors with two grand opening parties. Your picks, in full:

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The Triple D Adds a Dallas Twist to the Gangster Movie with Help of Local Rappers

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"The Triple D" draws on local rappers to help tell the story of life in Dallas

We've seen the story about young and poor people trying desperately, and often violently, to make something out of nothing. We saw it in New York with Paid In Full and Belly. We saw it in Atlanta with Snow On Tha Bluff. The task for first-time director Juan Salas and Dallas rap mainstay Mista E took upon themselves with their upcoming film, The Triple D, was to take the story to Dallas and, in the process, create a story about the rise of a street soldier in the Big D. The film, which premiers tonight at the Magnolia Theater in Uptown, is a familiar subject with an unfamiliar setting and narration.

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 10/13-10/19

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It's Monday and time to get back into the swing of things, but dearest DC9 reader, the swing of things for you is music. We've got a few shows we think would bode well with you this week. The one and only Sir Paul McCartney is playing at the American Airlines Center, Chevelle and Papa Roach are hitting the 'burbs at the Verizon Theatre, Bam Margera as Fuckface Unstoppable is going to be just that at Trees. And Charli XCX is gonna get all fancy at Trees. Here are your picks:

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 10/10 - 10/12

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Social Distortion come to Dallas on Saturday to help christen the new Gas Monkey Live

Another weekend is upon us in Dallas, which means more shows to partake in to take your mind off of the utter terror that is Ebola, but mostly because you love music. Ringo Starr, who used to be in this little band called The Beatles (is that spelled correctly? are you sure?) is in town. The indie hip-hop stylings of Busdriver and clipping. invade Club Dada and Gas Monkey Live throws a party with Social Distortion and the Stone Foxes to break the place in. Here are your picks to get away from it all:


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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 10/06-10/12

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Welcome to the working week, folks. There's more than a few shows you should keep on your docket in the days ahead. Brit rockers Temples are taking their talents to where Big Things Happen, one half of the surviving Beatles is in town (Ringo, yes, but, a Beatle no less), the powerful voice of Sam Smith is sure to cause a small flood at the House of Blues, and be sure to check out some alternative hip-hop: Busdriver and clipping. are headed to Dada and Goldlink opens for SBTRKT at the House of Blues.


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Lecrae is a Texas-Born Christian Rapper with the Billboard No. 1 Album

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Lecrae is what we call a Christian rapper. His album, Anomaly, reached the top spot on the Billboard charts. That's right, the same Billboard 200 chart that Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Rihanna eviscerate every time they release an album. And he did so by selling more copies, 88,000, in its first week than Big Sean's latest album, Hall of Fame, which only sold 72,000.

Oh, and the next surprise: He also has ties to Dallas. Lecrae Moore was born in Houston in 1979 and spent his childhood bouncing there, San Diego, Denver, Dallas and for two years Plano, because that's where the best schools just so happened to be.

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 10/03-10/05

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It's okay if you aren't making the trek on down to Austin for Austin City Limits Festival. You won't miss out on much -- other than the much beloved stop in West for some delicious Czech Stop kolaches -- because there's more than enough shows to catch at home this weekend. Katy Perry double dips, performing again after last night's concert on Friday. Benjamin Booker, rock's newest golden-child-to-be, is sure to melt down the house at Three Links, Lecrae has a homecoming show after a stellar year and Double Wide celebrates its 11th anniversary. Here are your weekend picks:

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 9/29 - 10/05

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If you're looking for something to do other than the State Fair, you've come to the right place. (If you're looking for some deep-fried food stuffed inside some other deep-fried food, then yes, the State Fair is your ticket.) As always, DC9 has a few music suggestions to get you through the week. Katy Perry's double-booked at American Airlines Center, Sup Pop garage rocker King Tuff is stopping by Club Dada, blue-eyed soul crooner Allen Stone's headlining the Granada Theater's 10-year anniversary show, and burgeoning rock star Benjamin Booker is sure to light Three Links on fire with his axe.


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