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6 Concerts to See in Dallas This Weekend

Kacey Musgraves, Asleep At The Wheel, Sound and Colour, and more.
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If you haven’t heard, the Old 97’s have a music festival now, and it will have a Ferris wheel. We’ll have to wait until April to see how it stacks up against comparable events like Dia de Los Toadies, another annual shindig headed by a beloved local act, but we’re optimistic. A county fair-styled shindig in downtown Dallas coupled with the Old 97’s and the good people behind Homegrown Fest sounds like a recipe for good times.

Peering into the shorter-distance looking glass, we’ve got shows from Kacey Musgraves, Asleep At The Wheel, and more coming up this weekend.

Thursday (01/21)

Kacey Musgraves | Majestic Theatre

Musgraves is one of those rare country singers that appeal to people who don’t normally like country music. It’s not pop, exactly, and we wouldn’t anticipate any Taylor Swiftian metamorphosis, but it’s a nice change of pace from the radio-friendly conservative Nashville mainstream. Musgraves returns to North Texas after a show last year at Billy Bob’s.

City and Colour | House of Blues

We see you out there with the wordplay, Dallas Green. As the one-man folk show known as City and Colour (get it?), Green has been playing ambitious folk-rock for a little more than a decade. That’s almost as long as the time he spent fronting the now-defunct post-hardcore act Alexisonfire.

Friday (01/22)

Futurebirds | Club Dada

Futurebirds’ meandering, reverb-soaked tunes are the sound of a band daydreaming aloud. It’s pretty, and it feels a little unreal, but there’s nothing wrong with settling into this kind of warm daze. A group that has played together this much knows how to keep even the longest detours interesting. In the grand traditions of many bands before them, the new-ish Hotel Parties is a document of life on the road.

Saturday (01/23)

Lord Byron; Tidals; Francine Thirteen | Deep Vellum Books (3000 Commerce St.)

Art Pena’s DIY venue of no fixed abode is back on the move. For its first show of 2016, Vice Palace takes over the new storefront of Deep Vellum, publishing house and pillar of Dallas’ bookish scene. The all-local lineup includes the great Lord Byron and ritual pop artist Francine Thirteen, along with Tidals, a Fort Worth act keeping the chillwave dream alive. There are about 100 wristbands up for grabs at the door.

Ryan Bingham | Billy Bob’s Fort Worth

There’s much more to Bingham than “The Weary Kind,” the 2009 song that appeared in Crazy Heart and snagged him an Oscar. But it’s a heck of a place to start, a giant heartthrob of a song and a gateway to a catalog chock-full of cathartic Americana and rock ‘n’ roll. Whatever’s on the setlist, you’re in good hands.

Sunday (01/24)

Asleep At The Wheel | Kessler Theater

The Grammy-winning Texas country act is a touring machine, and one of the most entertaining live acts of its kind. In Dallas, real recognize real: We’re getting a double dose of Asleep at the Wheel Sunday. The matinee show’s a little after 3 pm, with the evening performance scheduled shortly after 7 pm.

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