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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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 9/26 - 9/28

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The hottest ticket in town is gonna be Index Fest. There's no doubt about this. The lineup includes Future Islands, Local Natives, Foxygen, the Cool Kids and more. We already gave you a list of the can't-miss shows to see at Index. However, if you aren't doing the festival thing this week there are still a few shows to catch. The War on Drugs is stopping by and prospectively tearing the Granada Theater down, the O'Jays and Brian McKnight have a concert in Oklahoma, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are taking roots rock to the American Airlines Center.


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The Can't-Miss Shows to Catch at Index Festival

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Ed Steele
Index Festival returns to Deep Ellum this weekend, with more bands than ever before

There are more music festivals in Dallas at any given moment than there are Tumblr blogs about One Direction or goldfish in a Petsmart. Yes, another festival is happening this weekend, but you should absolutely be paying attention to this one. What more can you ask for than a festival that ushers in the fall and has a healthy mix of acclaimed national acts and buzzworthy local talents? Plenty of things: Like an above average credit score or a sip of the creekwater Pharrell drinks in order to stay 20 years old for eternity.

But, Index Fest will suffice. It's in Deep Ellum, the heart and soul of Dallas music with a shit ton of bands. However, with over 90 bands to choose from spread across three days, there's a lot to digest. So, to make matters a little easier, here are suggestions for each day of the festival.


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War On Drugs' Adam Granduciel Overcame Crippling Anxiety on Lost in the Dream

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On a rare day off, War On Drugs' frontman Adam Granduciel speaks to me from his Philadelphia home. In the background, clinking kitchen noise can be heard as he prepares his morning coffee ("French Press," he specifies). The 35-year-old songwriter hardly needs the caffeine; he's excitedly loquacious as he speaks, a slight Northeastern inflection in his fired delivery.

The band's sensational third album, March's Lost in the Dream, has delivered a next-level breakthrough for the psych-rock collective, of which Kurt Vile was once a member. Their tour visits Dallas this weekend for a show at Granada Theater.


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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week 9/22 - 9/26

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This is the last full week of September. Soon enough it'll be October, then Halloween, then Christmas and then 2015. Time flies so spend it wisely, like by going to shows in North Texas. There's yet another music festival, a rock legend at the American Airlines Center, free shit at Sammons Park, and soul and R&B singers so great that they're worth the trip to Oklahoma. Here are your concert picks for the week.

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Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend 9/19 - 9/21

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Bill Ellison

Well, it's the weekend once again. We here at DC9 hope you powered through the week and that you're looking for some relief. We want you to go to some bars and have a few drinks. We want you to pregame beforehand. (That's just being fiscally responsible.) But most importantly, we want you to check out some shows in North Texas. There's a festival in Denton, a few free things around Dallas and, fittingly, Conor Oberst on Sunday, meaning all of his followers can have a truly spiritual experience.

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week 9/15 - 9/18

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The week ahead will have its mundane moments. That's just a part of life. However, as per usual, we here at DC9 have more than a few ways to spice it up for you with some live music suggestions. There's the biting satire of Lily Allen, Justin Nozuka's soulful folk, and some free tunes at Sammons Park supplied by the Boxcar Bandits. Without much further adieu, your picks:


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Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend 9/12 - 9/14

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Well, it's the weekend and it's been a crazy week. The National Football League has proven itself to be a true shitstorm and foreign affairs, with ISIS and all, aren't looking so hot. But at least you've got music. You've worked hard all week and now you can go out and have some fun with Kings of Leon, the Black Lips, Lydia Lovelace, or the Toadies. The choice is yours. You earned it, you crazy kids.

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Dallas is a Home Away from Home for Delta Spirit's Matthew Vasquez

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Sam Kweskin
Spoiler alert: we didn't ask Delta Spirit about their rad sweaters

"We want to write epic songs so that we can do big, epic shows," says Matthew Vasquez, frontman for Delta Spirit. Speaking from a tour stop in Chicago during a lightning storm, Vasquez says that he is ready to return to Dallas. He gets his wish tonight as his band plays the Granada Theater.

"The last time we played Dallas, it was a ton of fun," says Vasquez, "but that scaffolding (in the Granada Theater) is kind of scary to climb on."

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The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 9/8 - 9/11

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Christopher Parsons

Collectively, a city sluggishly heads back to to its desk. Welcome to the working week. Your weekend is over, hopefully it was perfectly fun. (Well, unless you watched the Cowboys game.) But there is plenty more to be had by seeing live music. As per usual, a few great shows are plucked in here and there this week. Washed Out is here to supply a steady and completely chill groove at the Granada Theater and Isaiah Rashad is headlining a top-notch hip-hop bill at Trees.


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