The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, April 15-20

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Rhett Miller and Old 97's are still at it, after 20 years.

There's a lot going on that you need to know about before we get hit with a weekend full of high holidays. Easter, 4/20 and Record Store Day are important and all, but that doesn't mean you should just stay in all week and wait. There's plenty of fun to be had in the meantime, with these 10 non-holiday related concert picks.


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The Pet Shop Boys' 5 Best Covers

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John Wright

Hard to believe that England's Pet Shop Boys have been doing the synthpop/alternative dance thing for over three decades. During that time, the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe has managed to evolve with the musical tides while maintaining a sizable audience.

Although known for original songs such as "West End Girls" and "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" Pet Shop Boys have also carved out a successful niche with cover songs. In honor of tonight's show at The Majestic Theatre, here is a list of the most successful covers in the repertoire of Pet Shop Boys.

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10 Bands Worth Seeing at Austin Psych Fest 2014

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A riverside ranch, a three-day weekend amongst nature and a stream of psychedelic music may sound like a cult happening (and it kind of is) but more to the point it's the scene of Austin's Psych Fest, a musical celebration of all things mind-bending. In seven short years, Psych Fest has grown from small local concert to internationally attended blowout, big enough to lose yourself in, but small and weird enough to make you mourn SXSW's glory days. The bill for 2014 is stacked, plump with enough trip opportunities to last a lifetime, rich enough, even, to suggest that Psych Fest is Texas' new top-shelf festival.

It's time to start prepping. The May 2-4 event is just around the bend. While the list of acts is huge, ranging from underground electronics to art-pop and neo-psych, there are 10 that stand taller than the rest. These are your Psych Fest 2014 essentials:

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The 8 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, April 10-13

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Patrick Michels
Ben Folds with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2009.

Dallas, it's beautiful outside. I don't have to tell you how necessary it is to get out out of the house and go see some live music this weekend. Lucky for you, AT&T Performing Arts Center is hosting two different outdoor concerts this weekend, so you can soak up every second of this weather. If Ben Folds with the Dallas POPS or Yells At Eels aren't your speed, there's always the patio stage at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill. The Reverend Horton Heat will play it this weekend with Nekromantix.

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The 5 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, April 8-13

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Bad Sports do Double-wide this week.

Alright y'all, I know you're still basking in a Springsteen glow from March Madness Festival this weekend, but it's a new week with new concert picks. Luckily, we've got some good stuff coming up. From Bad Sports to Jeff Bridges, don't stay cooped up this week. The weather might still be playing hot and cold, but that's Texas springtime for you, so don't let it keep you down.

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Your Guide to March Madness Festival

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Because when else will you get to see this for free?

March Madness Festival has been making headlines around the country since it was announced last month. To accompany the NCAA's Final Four tournament in Dallas this week, the college basketball league is throwing the city an enormous free weekend-long outdoor music festival at Reunion Park (by the old Reunion Arena site).

Between Conan-mania, the basketball games, and March Madness Festival-- it's proving to be busy, crowded week for downtown Dallas. Don't let that stop you, though. What kind of live music fan would you be if you let a little crowd action keep you from a free Bruce Springsteen concert? Here is a quick rundown of everything you need to know to have a enjoyable March Madness Festival experience this weekend.


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The 20 Best Show Announcements of the Week

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The Mountain Goats will hit Denton soon.

Those summer dates are starting to fill up faster and faster each week, and it looks like the coming season will be a great one for live music. The most talked about announcement this week, however, was a actually a three way tie between Too Short and E-40 at Trees, The Mountain Goats at Dan's Silverleaf, and Charles Bradley at the launch party for Do214. Now imagine if they all walked into a bar together, oh the possibilities.

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The 6 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, March 31 - April 4

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White Denim, well before Labor Day.

How sweet it is to see the streets of Downtown, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, and Expo Park filled with nightlife patrons again after a cold winter. It's that perfect time of year where the weather is still pre-heating for the summer and everyone just wants to be out and about. This week, make the most of these warm temperatures and cool breezes. Take an evening walk, grab some dinner, and make a night of it with one of this week's concert picks.

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The 9 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, March 27-30

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The Internet hit Trees this weekend.

Do you feel that, Dallas? That's sunshine. The weather is finally getting to be enjoyable again and it's time to hit the streets and catch some great live music picks this weekend. Between Beenie Man, The Internet, and Meat Puppets-- we've got some rarities on the horizon this week that you really don't want to miss.

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Fleetwood Mac is Coming to Dallas

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The impossible has happened.

Fleetwood Mac is back, and they're coming to Dallas. In an interview this morning on NBC's TODAY Show, it was revealed that for the first time in sixteen years, all five original members of the seminal 70's classic rock band will be hitting the road together. No naysayers, no holdouts-- Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks are all signed on for 34 dates in 33 cities through the fall and winter months.


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