Sean McCabe

Festivals

Scouting Out This Month’s Best Concerts

There are a ton of package tours and all-day concerts this month. Which is the right one for you? Let us help.

Desert Daze Caravan II

What
Trippy night of psychedelic-adjacent rock and extra vowels

Who
Ariel Pink, DIIV, Suuns, Nick Hakim, JJUUJJUU

When
May 1

Where
Where Canton Hall

Recommended If You Like
Happily zoning out. Definitely not smoking pot. That’s for sure.

Dress Code
Tie-dyed anything, Chuck Taylors

Songs to Get You in the Mood
“Another Weekend,” by Ariel Pink, “Under the Sun,” by DIIV

Will Your Teen Get Embarrassed by Your Attendance?
Probably won’t know you’re there, honestly


JMBLYA

What
Daylong stew of rap

Who
J. Cole, Migos, Cardi B, Kevin Gates, Bun B, Trae tha Truth, Playboi Carti, and more

When
May 4

Where
Fair Park

Recommended If You Like
The current state of pop music, SpongeBob memes

Dress Code
Vans, clout goggles, Supreme shirt

Songs to Get You in the Mood
“No Role Modelz,” by J. Cole, “Slippery,” by Migos feat. Gucci Mane

Will Your Teen Get Embarrassed by Your Attendance?
Yes


Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival

What
Circa-1990s punk and also beer

Who
NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interrupters, Mad Caddies, The Last Gang, and more

When
May 6

Where
Panther Island Pavilion

Recommended If You Like
Circa-1990s punk and also beer­. It’s pretty straightforward.

Dress Code
Cargo shorts, XL concert tee on its last legs

Songs to Get You in the Mood
“Don’t Call Me White,” by NOFX, “Do What You Want,” by Bad Religion

Will Your Teen Get Embarrassed by Your Attendance?
No—well, maybe if you get in the pit


Homegrown Music and Arts Festival

What
Eclectic mix of (mostly) local and Texas acts

Who
Explosions in the Sky, The Black Angels, Alvvays, Roky Erickson, [DARYL], Medicine Man Revival, and more

When
May 12

Where
Main Street Garden

Recommended If You Like
Friday Night Lights, downtown Dallas, local band reunions

Dress Code
Something you don’t mind getting wet, either with rain or sweat

Songs to Get You in the Mood
“Your Hand in Mine,” by Explosions in the Sky, “Dreams Tonite,” by Alvvays

Will Your Teen Get Embarrassed by Your Attendance?
No


TDE: The Championship Tour

What
Victory lap by the Top Dawg Entertainment roster

Who
Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker

When
May 17

Where
Starplex Pavilion

Recommended If You Like
Kendrick Lamar, Black Panther, Kendrick Lamar

Dress Code
Nike Cortez, plain white shirt

Songs to Get You in the Mood
“All the Stars,”by Kendrick  Lamar with SZA, “Ride Out,” by ScHoolboy Q

Will Your Teen Get Embarrassed by Your Attendance?
Yes


97.1 The Eagle Presents BFD 2018

What
A 3-D version of listening to The Eagle

Who
A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots, Theory of a Deadman, Nothing More, Candlebox, and more

When
May 26

Where
Starplex Pavilion

Recommended If You Like
The Eagle, having exactly four beers, stopping your girlfriend from getting into a fistfight

Dress Code
Black concert tee of any band on the bill or Pantera

Songs to Get You in the Mood
“Judith,” by A Perfect Circle, “Bad Girlfriend,” by Theory of a Deadman

Will Your Teen Get Embarrassed by Your Attendance?
Ship has likely sailed

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