The Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, 12/19-12/21

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Happy trails to Centro-Matic. Bon voyage!

On the docket this weekend is a trio of Centro-matic's last shows at Dan's Silverleaf. The final show is on Sunday with Daniel Markham and Patterson Hood opening. If you have some way too get tickets to these coveted and long sold-out shows, we suggest that night because it's the last one. It only makes sense. If you aren't so lucky, there are other fine concert events taking place this weekend as well. Jill Scott does WinStar, A.Dd+, Larry g(EE), and Sealion have a holiday show at Club Dada, as does the Polyphinic Spree at the Lakewood Theater, and Sudie opens for the Blow at Three Links. Here are the rest of your picks:


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The Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, 12/15-12/21

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Centro-matic, we hardly knew ye: The boys bid farewell with three nights in Denton

This week, it's time to say farewell to one of the most beloved bands in North Texas, Centro-Matic. They'll play three sold out shows at Dan's Silver Leaf, the last of which will be their final show, on Sunday. Red Bull Sound Select is closing out the year with two shows of its own: one with the Pains of Being Pure at Heart headlining at Dada on Wednesday and the other with Anamanguchi headlining at Trees on Thursday. Jill Scott does the whole WinStar thing. There's plenty of local flavor, too, as Central Track throws a Christmas party with A.Dd+, Sealion and Larry g(EE) and Sudie opens for the Blow at Three Links.


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The Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, 12/12-12/14

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Hot damn! Fleetwood Mac is back and they're bringing Christine McVie with them

FACT: Thunder only happens when it's raining; players only love you when they're playing. These are very true words from none other than Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. You can see them this weekend at the American Airlines Center. there are a few other cool shows in Dallas this weekend as well. RL Grime does South Side Music Hall and TOKiMONSTA heads over to Trees. Kanye's frequent collaborator and cousin, The World Famous Tony Williams has a set at Epocha and Elle Varner has a show at the House of Blues. Snot plays an ultra rare show at Trees and Three Links hosts a show with a handful of legendary local punk bands.


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The Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, 12/8-12/14

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Ms. Lauryn Hill is set to play a rescheduled South Side gig after canceling last month

Tons of shows to get jiggy with this week. Fleetwood Mac makes lovin' fun at the American Airlines Center. Yung Lean hits Trees, which will be a haven for pale teens in bucket hats. KXT turns five with Brandi Carlile, Tennis and Somebody's Darling at the Verizon Theatre. Ms. Lauryn Hill plans to show you how many mics she can rip on the daily at South Side Ballroom, and Tech N9ne brings the horrorcore to Gas Monkey Live. Plus, of course, a whole lot more.


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The Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, 12/5-12/7

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This weekend we're doing our Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase and you should definitely do that. Otherwise there are a slew of great things to catch. Ryan Adams plays at SMU, which makes tons of sense. Caspa does the dubstep at Trees. Blackalicious does it for real hip-hop at the Granada Theater. Aaron Carter chronicles (lies) about how he beat Shaq in a pick up basketball game at the House of Blues. And last but not least, New Jack Swing legends hit the 'burbs at the Verizon Theatre.


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The Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, 12/1-12/7

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We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Now it's time to usher in the Christmas season, which will certainty be shoved down your throat for the next four weeks. This can be annoying, but let it be known: If you don't like Christmas music you're just fighting things that are unashamed in their joy. Do you want to be that person? Rumor has it that if you frown too much your face just stays that way.

We've also got a bunch of great shows this week. The Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase takes over Deep Ellum on Saturday, Common and the ever-elusive Jay Electronica perform at the House of Blues, Centro-matic make kick off their farewell tour and make their final Dallas appearance at the Kessler Theater and Weezer steals Christmas with The Edge. Your picks:


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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 11/28-11/30

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A.Dd+'s Slim Gravy hosts the Crown & Harp anniversary party on Sunday (wrestling ring not included)
Wait a minute, what are you doing on the Internet today? Shouldn't you still be staying as far away from rest of the world as possible? Oh, right, it's Black Friday. So the whole family thing is kind of already out the window again, isn't it. In that case, there happens to be a whole bunch of concerts happening around Dallas this weekend (including one happening in the middle of Black Friday "festivities" at Good Records) that will help you forget that you were ever on a holiday -- if, that is, you didn't already sneak out of the house to hit the bars last night.

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Thanksgiving

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Rev. Horton Heat returns to Trees for a special Thanksgiving performance

This week is all about family. It's great, really. Sure, there are always pitfalls to getting together with all the relatives, be it the in-laws or even just the immediate family. There's always those nightmarish "debates" about sex and politics, and if not then there's a lot of awkward silence. But oh well. Thanksgiving is great anyway.

For music fans, it's a time to give thanks for the folks that we spend much of our time with: the music community. Dallas isn't letting us down either, with a slew of great local shows by (mostly) local artists to help celebrate the scene and, in some cases, give back. We've pulled together a special guide of the best ones to help celebrate the holiday. Hell, if you want, you might even bring your chill aunt or uncle out on the town.


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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 11/24-11/30

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FKA Twigs makes a sold-out appearance at Trees on Friday

Happy Thanksgiving. One thing to be thankful for is the opportunities for shows this week. The 1975 does South Side Ballroom. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony give Trees some thuggish, ruggish bone. Living THC molecule Devin the Dude plays the Granada Theater with the Outfit, TX opening. Erykah Badu heads home and hits The Prophet Bar on Thanksgiving Eve. FKA Twigs gives Trees a full sampling of her modern take on R&B. And last, but not least, Crown & Harp celebrates their 18th better than any of you ever did. Your picks now follow.


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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 11/21-11/23

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Hoodie Allen, a blue-eyed American patriot, comes to South Side Ballroom

This weekend you can hear the raspy tales of Jeezy's street life at South Side Ballroom. Captured! By Robots, a band comprised of one human captured by robots, plays a wacky set at Three Links. Garage rockers Jacuzzi Boys take on Club Dada. Hoodie Allen and Chiddy Bang will play the safest rap show you've ever conceived possible at South Side Ballroom. Plus there's much, much more.


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