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11 Concerts We're Getting Front Row Seats For This August

 

We’re not going to lie, we’re pretty much looking for ANY excuse to stay in the air conditioning at this point. And when there’s good live music to be heard in a climate-controlled environment (or even outdoor venues with plenty of cold beer), it’s pretty much a no-brainer. Check out our picks for the month of August and get your tickets while you can.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Thursday, August 8 at 8 PM, House of Blues /
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We shouldn’t have to persuade you to spend your Thursday night with one of the best rap groups of all time. So go ahead and start your weekend a little early with some favorites from the ‘90s. 

Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Friday, August 9 at 9 PM, The Rustic /
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Let’s go, girls. It’s a ‘90s country night for the ladies at The Rustic, featuring cover tunes from LeeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, and more. Dust off your boots, order a burger, and cheers the weekend with a couple of shots of bourbon… or maybe a glass of ~strawberry wine~. 

Air Review, EB the Younger, Gollay 
Friday, August 9 at 8 PM at Club Dada /
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This album release show for Air Review is sure to be a good one. And if this ‘80s-inspired synth isn’t enough to get you to Dada, fellow local flavors like Denton-based EB the Younger and Fort Worth’s Gollay will seal the deal. 

The Growlers, Video Age
Saturday, August 10 at 8 PM, Granada Theater /
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This California act is bringing their “beach goth” sound to Lower Greenville, this time with NOLA-based Video Age. If you’re into beachy pop-rock, you’ll love it. 

Revelers Hall Band
Sunday, August 11 at 2 PM, Revelers Hall / FREE
If you’ve found yourself in Bishop Arts on the weekends from 2-5 PM, you’ve probably heard a major party happening down over at Revelers Hall. This New Orleans-inspired dive definitely walks the walk, with this lively act playing every weekend. Sounds like the perfect way to chase off the Sunday Scaries, if you ask me. 

Petty Theft
Friday, August 16 at 9 PM, SCOUT at The Statler /
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Who doesn’t love Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers?! This free show at SCOUT is going to showcase some of the finest guitar playing in Dallas, and if you’re into this classic rock group, you’re gonna want to sing every word. 

Camelversary with Pearl Earl, Duell, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Psychic Killers
Saturday, August 17 at 8 PM, Three Links /
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Local record label King Camel will be celebrating its sixth birthday at Three Links with Denton darlings Pearl Earl, party rockers Duell, Dallas post-punk Rosegarden Funeral Party, and darkwave duo Psychic Killers. 

Jade Nickol, Droo's Peace Crush
Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 PM, Sundown at Granada /
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This intimate Lower Greenville venue is the perfect spot for this Dallas-based artist’s EP release party. Expect sounds inspired by Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell, along with the energetic sounds of Droo’s Peace Crush. It’s a party, after all. 

Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog
Thursday, August 22 at 7 PM, The Bomb Factory /
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Texan songwriter Shakey Graves and psychedelic rockers Dr. Dog team up for a Thursday night at the Bomb Factory with Caroline Rose opening. Shakey’s shaken his sound up for his latest album (not apologizing for that wordplay) and Dr. Dog’s presence invites… well, they’re a psychedelic rock group, you can fill in the blank.

Sugarhill Gang, The Furious 5, The Bodega Brovas, Cure for Paranoia
Friday, August 30 at 8 PM, Gas Monkey Live! /
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T
he founders of recorded hip hop music are on their *40th* anniversary tour, so this one is a must. Along for the ride: the legendary Furious 5, Bodega Brovas, and Deep Ellum favorites Cure for Paranoia. 

Cory Morrow with special guest Garrett Bryan
Saturday, August 31 at 8 PM, Kessler Theater /
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There’s no better place than the Kessler to host Cory Morrow. Be sure to grab your tickets to catch this Texas legend (along with Americana songwriter Garrett Bryan) ASAP… it’s definitely going to sell out.