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7 Concerts to See in Dallas This Weekend

More holiday shows, mostly.
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This will be the last edition of “concerts to see in Dallas this weekend” before we embark on our holiday hiatus, which isn’t really much of a hiatus — we’ll have articles looking back at the year that was running throughout the break. Regardless, this means means you’re mostly on your own when it comes to finding live music for the last weekend of 2015 and the first weekend of 2016. But let’s peer into the future briefly. I spy Rick Ross at the Bomb Factory on Dec. 26, and Lights All Night at Dallas Market Hall on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. That should hold you over until our return. Happy holidays.

Thursday (12/17)

A.A. Bondy | Three Links

Bondy has a knack for disappearing. The former frontman of a grunge rock band, he “went missing” in 2003 only to emerge from a cocoon years later as a soft-hearted folk singer. It’s now been four years since most people heard a peep from Bondy. This time around, we aren’t expecting a reinvention as much as a rejuvenation of his sound.

Girl in a Coma | Club Dada

The members of this San Antonio power punk trio — think a Texan Sleater-Kinney  — have been pursuing some individual projects for the past several years. It should be a treat to see them back together. Sum of parts and such.

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Friday (12/18)

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis’ Holiday Shindig | Kessler Theater

The first couple of Texas country music have so much Christmas cheer it needs to be split into two shows. Catch the holiday shindig at either 6 or 9 pm.

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The English Beat | Granada Theater

The English ska band (it’s just “The Beat” across the Atlantic) relives its glory days.

Saturday (12/19)

Zhora | Off The Record

Zhora, who happens to be in one of our favorite North Texas music videos of 2015, celebrates the release of her new EP with a listening party and performances of a few songs.

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Sunday (12/20)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra | American Airlines Center

Like a less restrained, shameless version of Pink Floyd masterminded by Santa Claus, this progressive rock band is known for its jaw-dropping laser-light shows, bombastic music, and the world’s most ambitious rock ‘n’ roll Christmas music.

Mannheim Steamroller | Verizon Theatre

It doesn’t get much more “modern Christmas concert” than this. Chip Davis’ bestselling group is a family-friendly charmer that is inextricably tied with the holidays.

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