Eli Young Band Announce Second-Annual House Party at Globe Life Park

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Hello, Our Name is Eli Young Band and We Like To Party.

Last year Denton's Eli Young Band packed country into Globe Life Park in Arlington for the first installment of its cheekily named House Party concert. Last night Young and company revealed their plans for the follow-up at the home of the Texas Ranger, which will be held Novemeber 8. This year, though, the event is growing, as another massive show to be held a week later at the home of the Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park.

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B.o.B. to Play Prophet Bar October 25

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B.o.B. will be coming to the Prophet Bar this fall
When XXL revealed its Freshman Class of 2009 much of the hype went to Asher Roth, but it was B.o.B. who would see the most commercial success. In 2010 the Atlanta based rapper unleashed The Adventures of Bobby Ray on the world and quickly shot up the billboard charts with hits like "Nothin' On You," "Airplanes," and the Rivers Cumo featuring "Magic." Not a bad year.

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Skrillex to Headline Lights All Night Fest in 2014

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More than just a pretty face: Skrillex is coming to Dallas for Lights All Night Fest
Okay, then. Not bad, guys. A few months back, the folks at Lights All Night Fest, the Dallas dance and electronic music extravaganza that caps off the year at the end of December, teased us with the dates and ticketing information for this year's festival. They made us wait, however, to find out who the big draws would be (or any of the draws, for that matter). Last year, Deadmau5 topped the bill, so no doubt LAN were going to be going for someone big.

And they got them. Leading the way at the Dallas Convention Center will be Skrillex, the biggest name in mainstream EDM these days, with Armin Van Buuren and Disclosure joining him as co-headliners.

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13th Floor Music Announces First-Ever Festival

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Will von Bolton
Goodnight Ned are among the bands on the bill for the first 13th Floor Music Fest

In the scheme of local music promoters, Ken Welker's 13th Floor Music is a relative upstart. The company itself, based in North Dallas, is barely a year old, and Welker himself has only been working as a promoter for the past couple years. But already 13th Floor has built up a roster of roughly 15 artists, each of them local, and 12 venues. Now they're taking the plunge into the festival business, with the first-annual 13th Floor Music Fest scheduled to take place at Club Dada on Saturday, September 6.

The lineup is headed by Dead Flowers, Goodnight Ned and Cody Jasper, with music slated to take place for 10 hours at the more-than-reasonable price of -- you guessed it -- $13.


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Index Festival Announces Final Lineup, Releases Daily Schedule.

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Anna Axter
Adding Ryan Bingham Makes Index Fest an Even Bigger Deal

With the announcement of Oscar winner and former rodeo cowboy Ryan Bingham being added to this fall's Index Festival having been made today, we now know that this is the year the three year old Deep Ellum-located fest grew up into a major regional force. The three night affair taking place September 26 - 28 will not only be massive in sheer scope, but the range of styles represented should please a great many.

Oh, and the list of which bands will play on which days has been unleashed.

The staggered nature of the lineup announcement hasn't been typical, but its been fun. Now that it's more or less complete, it's time to get out a few differently colored highlighters and start strategizing on how you will make the most of what looks to be an exciting weekend of hopping around Elm, Main and Commerce streets.

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Index Festival Announces Second Round of Bands

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Mark N. Kartarik
Dawes are among the bands that have been added to the Index Festival lineup this week

The folks at Index Festival continued their staggered announcement process yesterday for their 2014 lineup, announcing a slew of bands to add to the dozens that they already had revealed back in June. Granted, they were much more low-key this time around; there was no concert, no party, no Corby Davidson to announce the bands.

But that's a minor issue. With bands like Dawes, Mutemath and Dan Deacon getting added to the equation, there's plenty to be excited about by the new additions to the lineup.


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Toadies Announce 7th Annual Dia De Los Toadies Lineup

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Matt Cooper
The Toadies always have more room for their home town
It's been more than 20 years since the Toadies dropped their signature record, Rubberneck. In fact, maybe you've heard about it. But what really makes the occasion seem significant is that the boys from Fort Worth are still going strong all these years later, gigging regularly around Texas and even headlining the Homegrown Festival in downtown Dallas earlier this year. At this point, the band is more than just an institution; they're a rite of passage for anyone who wants to claim the Lone Star State as their home.

That's where Dia De Los Toadies comes in. Every year for the past six year, the Toadies have held this celebration in their hometown. Yesterday they unveiled the full lineup for the seventh installment, set to take place on September 12 to 13 at Panther Island Pavilion.

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Kessler Theater to Host Trees Reunion Party on July 11

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Mike Brooks
The streets of Deep Ellum bustled last weekend during the Elm St. Music and Tattoo Festival
Next month, the Kessler will open its doors to hundreds of people in celebration of Trees, a music venue long revered for its contributions to the historic Deep Ellum community. As one of the neighborhood's earliest and most popular venues, Trees has been part of Dallas nightlife for over 20 years, and has long since established itself as one of the city's premiere music venues for varied and acclaimed talent.

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Future Islands Top First Round of Index Festival Bands

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Ed Steele
Index Festival, bringing the party to you
What a production. The folks at Index Festival have gone out of their way this year to build up anticipation for the show, now in its third year, which will happen in late September. Case in point was last night's announcement party at Trees, which was sponsored by Chicago brewer Goose Island and featured performances from a half-dozen local bands. And they weren't even announcing the entire lineup.

The take away? Current indie darlings Future Islands will be the headlining act for the Deep Ellum festival.

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Panda Bear to Headline Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest IV in September

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Andrew Shepard
For the fourth year running, Dallas' Gorilla Vs. Bear music blog will be teaming up with the folks at Lower Greenville's Granada Theater to curate their very own music festival. Past years have attracted big-name indie artists like Danny Brown and Grimes as headliners, and this year's installment, which takes place on September 12, is no different: GVB and the Granada just announced that Panda Bear will be the marquee act in 2014.

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